Results are in from the Lake Chelan Car Club’s ‘Fall-in Car Show’ that took place on Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017. The annual event filled Riverwalk Park in Chelan with pickups, contemporary automobiles, hotrods, rat-rods and motorcycles as well as enthusiasts who enjoyed perusing the large variety of vehicles.
The event began on Friday evening at Leo Miller’s Car Museum, where he hosted an annual prime rib barbecue each year. The BBQ is a chance for the car owners to mingle and enjoy an evening talking cars, touring the museum and getting a first look at the entries.
On Saturday morning, cars and motorcycles rolled into the park to be judged and appreciated. Local band Loose Change entertained guests and participants throughout the day at the park before taking a break and setting up to perform at the event’s closing celebration, the Community Bridge Dance.
Fall-in Car Show Results:
Jim and Joanne Hendry – 1957 Ford Sunliner
Nick Fox – 1969 Mustang Boss 429
John and Dea – 1963 Pontiac Catalina
Bill King – 1940’s Willys Coupe
Dick Sweetman – 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Tom Patton – 1961 Chevy C10 Pickup
Harold Schell – 1930 Indiana Motorcycle
Darrell Francis – 1932 Ford Roadster
Ron Berg – 1967 Chevelle
Cody Leatherman – 2016 Subaru WRX
Bob Harasin – 1942 Ford Cab over Truck (Sponsored by Chelan Mini Storage)
Jerry Barksdale – 1969 Camaro RS/SS Convertible
Denis and Elaine – 1934 Ford 2-door Sedan
Darrell Miller – 1955 Chevy Nomad
Joe Pennington – 1958 Chevy Impala
Madissyn Cobb – 1927 Ford T-Bucket
Juan Petino – 1954 Chevy Bel Air
Tom and BJ Carlton – 1934 Ford Cabriolet
Best in Show
Gunnar Ildhuso – 1962 Corvette
Winners took home apple trophies and bottles of Karma Vineyards Champenois. A 50/50 raffle was also held to raise funds for the Lake Chelan Car Club’s annual scholarship program.
“We’ve been selling these tickets all day,”Lake Chelan Car Club President Shawn Shippey told attendees. “The winner will take home $327 and the other half goes towards great scholarships in our valley.”
The scholarships are awarded each year to students in Chelan, Manson, Entiat and Pateros who intend on pursuing an education in the automotive industry.
Later in the evening crowds flocked to the Woodin Avenue Bridge to enjoy live music by local band Loose Change at the annual Community Bridge Dance. The dance has been a part of the Fall Car Show for many years, and participants in the show, visitors and locals came down to listen and dance. The dance was sponsored by the Historic Downtown Chelan Association.
This year saw a large turn out as smoke had finally cleared from nearby fires, and the weather was perfect for dancing the night away with friends and family.
(By Jillian Foster)