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CLASSICS ON DISPLAY: Col. City hosts eye-catching cars, trucks, bikes

August 6, 2012

Post & Mail photo / Brianne Eichman: Gabe Baker, 8, wanders around a Corvette at the 11th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle show in downtown Columbia City Saturday.


COLUMBIA CITY — Downtown Columbia City was a veritable candy store for classic car enthusiasts Saturday as 146 participants took part in the 11th Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on the Square, an event held to benefit Junior Achievement of Whitley County.
According to organizers, participants came from as far away as Battle Creek, Mich.
Peoples Choice Award winner was Dan Rex of Columbia City with a 1967 Blue Chevy Nova Sedan.
Other winners were as follows:
1949 and older
Joe Maloni, Huntington
1935 International C1 Pickup
Steve Shoda, Churubusco
1933 Ford Coupe
Richard Becker, Fort Wayne
1933 Ford Coupe
Max Herendeen, Churubusco
1939 Buick Convertible
Yogi Yoquelet, Ashley
1941 Chevy Pickup
1950s
Bruce Bordner, Wakarusa
1954 Ford F-100
Mike Myers, Syracuse
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Tom Stinnett, Fort Wayne
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Diane & Leroy Blessing, Churubusco
1957 Chevrolet 210 4-Door Station Wagon
Steve Cushing, Fort Wayne
1959 Volkswagon Beetle
1960s
Jerry & Jackie Machamer, Fort Wayne
1966 Chevy Chevelle Convertible
Sherrie Brady, Churubusco
1967 Chevy SS Camaro Convertible
Cam Moore, Auburn
1966 Dodge Charger
Gary Gordon, Churubusco
1964 Chevy 400
Dan Rex, Columbia City
1967 Chevy Nova Sedan
1970s
Mauri Bordner, Columbia City
1972 Ford Gran Torino
Paul Gordon, Churubusco
1971 Chevy Corvette
Rich Matera, Fort Wayne
1972 Chevy Chevelle SS
Tom Wilkinson, Kimmell
1978 Chevy Corvette
Josh & Jim Smith, Columbia City
1979 Chevy El Camino
1980s
Greg Grabner, Columbia City
1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Larry Herron, Roanoke
1985 Pontiac Trans Am
Ralph Wall, Columbia City
1988 Buick Reatta
Chad Whetstone, Columbia City
1981 Chevy Camaro
Anna & Lynn Kirkpatrick, Columbia City
1983 Pontiac Trans Am
1990s
Joe Kramer, Columbia City
1995 Ford F150
Steve Wilhite, Warsaw
1991 Chevy Corvette
Cameron Hitzaman, Columbia City
1997 Chevy Tahoe
Josh Vetor, North Webster
1995 Ford Mustang
Jerin Clements, Andrews
1993 Toyota Pickup
2000 and newer
Bob O’Hara, Silver Lake
2007 Ford GT-500 Super Snake
Tim Fisher, Fort Wayne
2006 Ford Mustang GT
Brian Klinger, Etna Green
2001 Chevy 206 Corvette
Steve & Joyce Price, Huntertown
2011 Dodge Hurst Challenger
Trevor Selinger, Battle Creek, Mich.
2001 Ford F-250
Motorcycles
Robert Smith, Auburn
2005 Harley Davidson
Custom South Tail Deluxe
Jeff Wigent, Columbia City
2001 Harley Davidson
Lance Herbst, Columbia City
1997 HD 1200 Sportster
Cecil Kissinger, North Webster
2007 Vinto V-Thunder
Heather King, Columbia City
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Organizers announced the date for next year’s show as Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

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