Car show takes big upward jump
This year's Car Show at the Airshow of the Cascades surpassed even the organizers' expectations.
"It was way better than I could have ever imagined," said Terry Fuller, who has been the lead organizer for the car show for the past three years. "We had people who have never been to the show; we had entries from all over Oregon and Washington."
The show had 63 entries, up from last year's total of 44.
New this year was Break the Chain, a Stayton clothing company that works to prevent suicide, child abuse, bullying, sexual abuse, drug addiction, sex trafficking, alcoholism, racism, domestic violence and verbal abuse. Founders Jim and Tammi Burns travel brought a monster truck, dragster and other vehicles emblazoned with their message.
Fuller said that Kaine Horman, the father of Kyron Horman, who disappeared from his elementary school in Portland in 2010 and remains missing, was also part of the team.
"He was there giving out parent awareness information," said Fuller.
Another member of the group, Kim McKay, whose family is involved in water sports, brought life jackets to give away to visitors to the booth.
The car show gave out awards in 16 different categories, all sponsored by Lee and Teresa Baggett, the owners of Rocky Ridge Excavation and Six Shooters Salon, of Madras.
Best of Show was a 1970 Dodge Challenger RT, owned by Dave Cunningham, of Prineville.
Other car show winners were Greg Carroll, of Madras, with his '62 Chevy Nova for Best Race Car; Sean Barter, of Prineville, with his '52 Dodge M37 for the Best Rat Rod; Joan Spongberg, of Bend, with her '68 Chevy Camaro for Best Sports Car; Bill Reynolds, of Redmond, with his '59 Chevy Apache for Best Pickup; Ben and Phyllis Goss, of Terrebonne, for their '49 Cadillac Series 62 for Best Custom Modified; Steve and Sue Jensen, of Eagle Crest, with their '54 Ford Skyliner for Street Rod Post-1941; and Lynn Arnett, of Prineville, with a '40 Chevy Coupe for Street Rod Pre-1941; and Chris Morris, of Gresham, with a '69 Chevy Camaro for Muscle Car/High Performance Factory – Stock.
The Best Model T winners were Jim and Melanie Carroll, of Madras, with their 1922 Ford Model T; Best Model A went to Wayne Lowrey, of Bend, with his '29 Ford Model A; the Best Import was awarded to Lynn and Marlene Long, of The Dalles, with their '79 Mini Special; Best Original Post-1941 went to John Moorowijk, of Sunriver, with a '52 Chevy Pickup; the Best Engine went to John Mitchell, of Prineville, for his '69 Ford Mustang; the Best Paint went to Wren Hyder, of Boardman, for a '63 Ford F100; and the Best Interior went to Mike and Dolly Grimm, of Battlegound, Washington, with a '57 Chrysler 300.
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