43rd Annual O’Reilly Car Show attracts record crowd

Posted March 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

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KCRG TV9 presented the 43rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show last weekend (Feb. 25 and 26) at the Monticello Berndes Center. Owners of winning entries received Casey’s General Store trophies and Prairie Farms Dairy cash awards. Results are as follows:

Rod Category – first: Bill and Sue Keck, Dubuque, Iowa, ’37 Chevy Sedan “2Xtremz”; second: Randy Sell, Muscatine, Iowa, ’34 Ford Coupe; third: Frank M. Solis, Rock Island, Ill., ’34 Chevy Coupe; fourth: Grant Ferguson, Searsboro, Iowa, ’32 Ford Coupe.

Custom Category – first: Greg Ryan, Ankeny, Iowa, ’56 Chevy Sedan; second: Greg Wing, Runnells, Iowa, ’56 Ford Victoria; third: Matt Pilcher, Cumming, Iowa, ’57 Chevy Sedan; fourth: Rod Leiber, Lawton, Iowa, ’59 Plymouth convertible.

Machine Category – first: Marlin and Nancy Brandt, Titonka, Iowa, ’69 Chevy Camaro Convertible “Hellfire”; second: Greg Mapes, Winterset, Iowa, ’70 Chevy Chevelle; third: Allen Mullenbach, Osage, Iowa, ’69 Dodge Super Bee; fourth: Chad Keller, Des Moines, Iowa, ’69 Chevy Camaro.

Competition Category – first: Bill Fuesting, Waukegan, Ill., ’48 Fiat Topoline “Illinois Outlaw”; second: Steve Samuelson and Steve Elliot, Prior Lake, Minn., ’48 Fiat Topoline “The Hustler”; third: Terry Ayers, Sherrard, Ill., ’27 Ford Roadster “Her Last Dollar”; fourth: Kim Howie, Albia, Iowa, ’70 Chevy Camaro “Fred Gibb.”

Motorcycle Category – first: Shaun Roby, Rockwell City, Iowa, ’08 special construction custom chopper; second: Dan Anderson, Swaledale, Iowa, ’11 Yamaha/Metric Custom Cycles “Orange Oswley”; third: Hank and Mell Messer, Anoka, Minn., ’78 Honda/Power Pig Customs “Slipstream”; fourth: Roger Borror, Ottumwa, Iowa, ’11 Wapello County Customs Chopper; fifth: Ron Helgeland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ’79 Harley-Davidson Lowrider; sixth: Carl Pusser, East Peoria, Ill., ’71 Triumph/Walkin’ Tall Cycles board track chopper.

Best Paint -Randy Sell, Muscatine, Iowa, ’34 Ford Coupe.

Best Interior – Bill and Sue Keck, Dubuque, Iowa, ’37 Chevy Sedan “2Xtremz.”

Best Display – Erick Hood, Wilton, Iowa, ’07 Harley-Davidson FLHX “Veterans Tribute.”

People’s Choice – Dave Matteson, Mazon, Ill., ’68 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350.

People’s Choice Motorcycle – Shaun Roby, Rockwell City, Iowa, ’07 special construction custom chopper.

The 27th Annual Model Car Contest took, place during the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show last weekend (Feb. 25 and 26) at the Monticello Berndes Center. Contest winners received a trophy and model car kit awards. Results are as follows:

Junior Category, ages 12 and under (cars) – First: Jesse Backus, Muscatine, Iowa; second: R.J. Backus, Muscatine, Iowa.

Junior Category, ages 12 and under (semis) – First: Jacob Pilcher, Cumming, Iowa.

Senior Category, ages 13-17 (cars) – first: Zak Herman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; second: Angus Wacker, Anamosa, Iowa; third: Nathan Siemsen, Vinton, Iowa.

Senior Category, ages 13-17 (semis) – first: Tony Thompson, Hopkinton, Iowa.

Senior Category, ages 13-17 (motorcycles) – first: Austin Hogan, Waukon, Iowa.

Open Category, ages 18 and over (cars) – first: Harlan C. Flagel, Davenport, Iowa; second: Steve Brochard, Marshall, Wis.; third: Rich Siemsen, Vinton, Iowa; fourth: Scott Raisbeck, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; fifth: Steve Larson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sixth: Rich Backus, Muscatine, Iowa; seventh: Rich Mishler, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Open Category, ages 18 and over (race cars) – first: Scott Raisbeck, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; second: Andy Anderson, Strawberry Point, Iowa; third: Rich Backus, Muscatine, Iowa; fourth: Steve Brochard, Marshall, Wis.; fifth: Rich Mishler, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Open Category, ages 18 and over (motorcycles) – first: Eric Wedo, Waukon, Iowa.

People’s Choice Model Car – Rich Siemsen, Vinton, Iowa.

PHOTOS: Top: Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and colors were on display during the 43rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod and Custom Car Show, Feb. 25, 26. Bottom: This 1969 Dodge Super Bee came in third in the machine category during the car show. It is owned by Allen Mullenbach of Osage, Iowa. (Photos by Kim Brooks)

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