Classic cars sparkle in Dogwood Car Show

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Dwayne Holmberg, of Golden, took the Show Stopper trophy at the 2017 annual Dogwood Car Show Saturday in Cassville, for his 1966 Chevy Chevelle.. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Dwayne Holmberg, of Golden, took the Show Stopper trophy at the 2017 annual Dogwood Car Show Saturday in Cassville, for his 1966 Chevy Chevelle.

A stellar lineup of classic cars sparkled in the sun Saturday on the Cassville square during the 2017 Dogwood Car Show. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
William Stricklin, of Tulsa, Okla., took the Furthest Traveled, and Dogwood Dozen trophies for his 1929 Oakland Touring car, in the Dogwood Car Show, which was held on the square in Cassville Saturday. Underneath the metal, the car is made of wood, down to the wooden wheel spokes. Stricklin said there are only eight of these rare cars left in the world. He found the car five years ago in a building in Bull Head City, Ariz., where it had sat for 36 years. In the 1940s, the cars were believed to have been cut by saw mills for their wood. His brother, Ron Stricklin, standing left of William in photo, helps share some of the glory, by holding one of the trophies. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
It was hard to say which owner this rare, creme, original 1966 classic Dodge Charger really belonged to, which was on display for admirers at the Cassville square during the 2017 Dogwood Car Show Saturday. The car was bought on Nov. 9, 1966 by first owner Steve Noller of Shell Knob, who owned the car for nearly 50 years and kept it in pristine, as-delivered condition. Noller’s only modifications were the addition of chrome valve covers, ET II Torque Thrust-style aluminum wheels and radial tires. The car was purchased by Jim Craig of Cassville in 2016, and in a spirit of shared ownership and appreciation for a fellow classic car enthusiast and compatriot, and Noller’s long history with the car, Craig made a special plaque titled ‘Steve’s car,’ which he displayed with the car describing some of its history. In photo, from left, are: Noller, holding plaque, Craig and wife Diane Craig, standing with the Charger. The car took the trophy for Best Mopar. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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