The 2015 Kiwanis Car Show did not disappoint classic car enthusiasts. Over 200 waxed, buffed and shined autos were on display at the Marco Healthcare Center grounds.
It was a great day strolling under beautiful Marco Island skies and close to 3700 people took advantage of the opportunity to look under the hoods, check out interiors and peruse the glistening paint jobs. Whether your interest was in muscle cars,sports cars, antique cars, hot rods or specialty cars, there was something to see.
Students from the Marco Island Academy Key Club assisted their parent Kiwanis Club. Besides cars, Kiwanians cooked burgers and hot dogs to perfection. Plenty of desserts were available courtesy of the Italian American Club. Entertainment was by DJ Steve Reynolds. Sponsors included: NAPA, San Marco Electric, NCH, Island Automotive, Pepsi-Cola, Guzzo Electric and Mutual of Omaha Bank.
Trophiesare awarded to auto owners by popular vote. Winners this year were:
1959 Chevrolet Impala Best in Show Dennis Albaugh.
1934 Panther Best in Show 1st Runner Up Bob Porter.
1952 Jaguar Best in Show 2nd Runner Up Amil Handeguand.
1957 Chevrolet Impala Best Interior Gary Broad.
1950 Mercury Best Paint Jim Salerno.
1964 Chevrolet Camaro Best Convertible 1920-1970 Sean Flynn.
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Best Conveftible 1970-1990 Rick Lo Castro.
1949 MG Best Sports Car 1900-1950 Claire Keery.
1957 Corvette Best Corvette Jack Beckett.
1952 Allard Best SportsCar 1950-1990 David Gaunt.
1948 Buick Best 4 Door Car Joe Batte.
1966 Ford Mustang Best Mustang David Mann.
1965 VW Classic 60s Rick Yacono.
1931 Duesenberg Best Antiqud Pre 1949 Jack Dunning.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Classic 50’s Dennis Albaugh.
The annual car show is just one of several fun events Kiwanis Club holds throughout the year to raise funds for charitable giving which focuses primarily on children. The Kiwanis motto: “Serving the Children of the World.” The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island meets at 7:30 AM Thursday’s at Stonewall’s.