Car Show: Central Mountains Region AACA held its 37th Annual Antique and Custom Auto Show this past Sunday at the Clearfield Driving Park. Spectator’s and vehicles came from all parts of Pennsylvania and surrounding states. (Submitted Photo)
Thousands of people were at the Clearfield Driving Park, this past Sunday as the Central Mountains Region Antique Automobile Club of America held its 37th Annual Antique and Custom Auto Show.
This years show was sponsored by FORD and Dotts Motor Company of Clearfield, who had a display of vehicles on hand for the spectators to view.
Our day started out cool and turned into a beautiful day to have owners show their vehicles, 119 cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and trikes were registered for display. This year was a judge show and vehicle owners were requested to have a Fire Extinguisher to be judged.
The crowd was entertained by Tim Winters Enterprises, and there was an indoor and outdoor flea market. Ricco’s Concessions and Steak on a Stick had a wide arrangement of food for the spectators to enjoy.
Starr Hill Vineyard and Winery has joined Central Mountains Region and the start of a wine series featuring the clubs Car of the Year, this years bottle to start the series is Roger Menard’s 1948 Dodge Convertible. The clubs wine was on display and for sale at the show and will continue to be for sale at the Clearfield and Bailey Road Stores. The club will make a percentage off each bottle of wine sold.
The car classes, trophy sponsors and award-winners are as follows:
Class A, Antique Class – to1949: Dotts Motor Co., Inc – first place, 1930 Ford Model A, George and Arlene Saula, Grampian, Pa; second place, 1936 Chevrolet Sedan, Vaughn Steele, Falls Creek, Pa; third place, 1930 Ford Model A, Donald Snedden, DuBois, Pa.
Class B, Antique Class – 1950-1963: C.A.R.S. Paint & Body – first place, 1957 VW Sedan, Jean & Dick Washek, Clearfield, Pa; second place, 1961 Plymouth Fury, Francis A. Romeo, DuBois, Pa; third place, 1958 Packard Hawk, Bill Barcher, Brookville, PA.
Class C, Antique Class – 1964-1972: Hunter’s Garage – first place, Steve Stanton, Philipsburg, Pa; second place, 1972 Chevy Chevelle, Harry & Charlotte Korinchak, Coalport, Pa: third place, 1968 Dodge Charger, Tristan Wills, Curwensville, Pa.
Class D, Antique Class – 1973-1988: Ray Coudriet -State Farm Insurance – first place, 1987 Buick Grand National, Dick Yarger, Osceola Mills, Pa; second place, 1978 Pontiac Formula Firebird, Ed Goss, Granville, Pa; third place, 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo, Allen Zortman, Mahaffey, Pa.
Class E, Classic Class – 1989-1998: Moyer Auto Body – No Entrants
Class F, 2 Seater Sport Cars to 1988: Swishers Contracting Inc. – first place, 1981 Chevrolet Corvette, Chuck Hetrick, Punxsutawney, Pa; second place, 1981 Chevrolet Corvette, Ed & Linda Milligan, Clearfield, Pa.
Class G, 2-seater Sports Cars 1989-1998: Super 322 Drive In Theater – first place, 1989 Chevy Corvette, Chick Sunderland, Curwensville, Pa; second place, 1992 Chevy Corvette, Curt & Shannon Ripple, Penfield, Pa.
Class H, Commercial to 1998: C. Classic Dodge Chrysler & Jeep – first place, 1987 Dodge Ram, Allen Zortman, Mahaffey, Pa; second place, 1984 Chevy Corvette, Richard Yarger, West Decatur, Pa
Class I, Most Original unrestored 1900-1975: CJR Hobbies Classic Car Service and Appraisals – Best in Class, 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle, Rick Beauseigneur, Glen Richey, Pa.
Class J, Street Rods thru 1957: Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery – first place, 1934 Chevy Sedan, Deborah Sprankle, Tyrone, Pa; second place, 1935 Plymouth Street Rod, Bob Niebauer, Elderton, Pa
Class K, Modified Cars 1958-1998: Ogden Legacy Inc. Insurance – first place, 1968 Ford Mustang, Mike Kelly, Woodland, Pa; second place, 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7, John Lewis, Punxsutawney, Pa
Class M, Any Car 1999-Present: Old Town Road Dairy – Best in Class, 2013 GMC Sierra-Denali, Dan Kitchen, Clearfield, Pa.
Class N, All Modified Trucks/Vans to 1998: Kim C. Kesner Attorney At Law - Best in Class, 1949 Studebaker Pickup, Carl & Judy Martz, Brookville, Pa.
Class O, All Modified Trucks/Vans 1999-Present: Busters Sports Bar – No Entrants.
Class P, Motorcycle Class – American Brand – All years to Present: Siegel Engraving Co. - first place, 2003 Harley Davidson Road King, Larry L. Fetters, Philipsburg, Pa; second place, 2002 Harley Davidson Super Glide, Calvin Struble, Bellefonte, Pa.
Class Q. Motorcycle Class – Foreign Brand – All years to Present: Grice Gun Shop – first place, 2008 Yamaha 650 V-Star, Lori Fye, Bigler, Pa; second place, 1972 Honda MC SL, Bill Bloom, Clearfield, Pa.
Class R. Motorcycle Class – All Trike’s Brand – All years to Present: The Len Mullen’s Family – first place, 2005 Honda Trike 1800 Gold Wing, Richard Toman, Clearfield, Pa; second place, 2010 Kawaski Trike, Jim Grimm, Clearfield, Pa.
Class S. All Tuners – All years to Present: Central Mountains Region, AACA – first place, 2004 Dodge SRT-4, Brandon Taylor, DuBois, Pa; second place, 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, Jason Stanton, Smithmill, Pa.
President’s Trophy, sponsored by Central Mountains Region, A.A.C.A. and awarded by Central Mountains Region President Charles J. Ross – 1958 Packard Hawk, Bill Burcher, Brookville, Pa.
Longest Distance Award, sponsored by The William “Kentucky Bill” White Family – 1993 Chevrolet Indy 500 Truck, John Lenhart, Fremont, Ohio.
Mayor’s Trophy, Sponsored by Clearfield Mayor Jim Schell – 1967 Plymouth Belvedere II, Kyle Bunte, Sr., Altoona, Pa.
People Choice: Sponsored by: Central Mountains Region, AACA – 1961 Chevrolet Corvette, Bob & Carrie Frampton, Mahaffey, Pa.
A.J. Ross Sr. Memorial Post-War Vehicle Award, presented by Charles J & JoAnn Ross – 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo, Allen Zortman, Mahaffey, Pa.
Frank Rumfola Memorial Award, All Modified Truck, presented by Charlie & Sue Rumfola – 1978 Chevy Scottsdale, Mike Powell, Hyde, Pa.
Best FORD in Show, Sponsored by Dotts Motor Co. and FORD – 1930 Ford Model A, George & Arlene Saula, Grampian, Pa.
Best in Show Award: Sponsored by Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery – 1987 Buick Grand National, Dick Yarger, Osceola Mills, Pa.
12 Special Awards: Sponsored by Charles Ross, President of Central Mountains Region, AACA & Show Chairman – 1st Award, 1983 Mack Super Liner Tanker, Drexel Pentz, Grampian, Pa; 2nd Award, 1966 VW Beetle, Fritz Campbell, Luthersburg, Pa; 3rd Award, 1967 BSA Victor 441, John Berry, Clearfield, Pa; 4th Award, 1974 Ford Bronco, Steve & Tammy Clark, Olanta, Pa; 5th Award, Andy Ross, Clearfield, Pa; 6th Award, 1950 Ford F-1, John Crissman, Clearfield, Pa; 7th Award, 1958 Packard Hawk, Bill Burcher, Brookville, Pa; 8th Award, 1936 Dodge Pickup, Gary Hoover, Cherry Tree, Pa; 9th Award, 1957 VW Sedan, Jean & Dick Washek, Clearfield, Pa; 10th Award, 1964 Chevy Corvair, Paul Blazier, Tyrone, Pa; 11th Award, 1972 Chevy Chevelle SS, Frank Little, Clearfield, Pa; 12th Award, 1974 Chevrolet Corvette, Craig Prebe, Clearfield, Pa.
Mary Koch, Ridgway, Pa was the 50/50 winner. The club thanks everyone who helped make the show a success.