There were some area residents who placed in the recent Champ Clark Car and Truck Show held in Bowling Green. They included:
*Antique Cars & Trucks 1949 & older: Excellence award, Francis Rehagen, Silex, 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
*Classic Cars 1960-1965, excellence award, Brian Gipson, Troy, 1963 Chevy II
*Classic Cars 1966-1969, Jim Mound, Elsberry, 1969 Chevelle SS
*Classic Cars 1980-2000, 1st, Ernie Potts, Foley, 1981 Buick Riviera.
*Street Rod Sedan 1948 & older, 1st, Joe, Taylor & Madison Akers, Eolia, 1931 Ford Model A, excellence Award, Stan & Carol Gerdiman, Troy, 1938 Chevy Sedan
*Street Rod Coupe 1948 & older, 1st, Bill Mullen, Troy, 1934 Ford Hi-Boy, excellence award, Sue & Dan Hahn, Troy, 1932 Chevy
*Custom Cars, 1949-2000, 1st, Mr Moke, Bellflower,
*Chevy Cars 1955-1957,excellence awards, and Donald Walker, Winfield,1955 Chev
*Muscle Cars 1960-1969, 1st, Jerry Roark, Troy, 1967 Chevelle,
*Late Model Mustangs, excellence award, Steve Hendricks, Troy, 2010 Ford Mustang GT
*Corvette, 1st, Steve Patton, Troy, 1999 Corvette,
“Best of Show” was won by Harry & Melissa Jackson, Wentzville, with a 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
Sponsors and contributors to the show were: Shaon Motors, Storch Ford, Bowling Green Chevrolet, CBC Bank, Mike’s Tire, The Mercantile Bank, Calvert’s Insurance, Bowling Green Eyecare, Pike Co Title, McIlroy & Millan, Bowling Green Lumber, Lacrosse Lumber, Community State Bank, Dairy Queen, Peoples Bank & Trust Co, Mudd-Veach Funeral Home, Hart Care Chiropractic, Arnold Automotive, NAPA, US Bank, Organian Farms, Ingram Plumbing, Wal-Mart & Pike County Courthouse Officials (Chris Kunza Mennemeyer, Mark Fisher, Patti Crane, Marty Morrison, Sherry McCarty, Dan Miller, Jim Luebrecht, Curt Mitchell, Donna Prior, Nina Long, Jim Turner, Melissa Kempke, Dave Ash & Stephen Korte) .
The car show was co-chaired by Lions Club members, Rich Wilkinson & Mel Motley. Over 100 cars & trucks participated in this year’s event.