With 185 cars and 3000 attendees, the Kiwanis car show was “HUUUUUUGE”! All proceeds from the show will go to fund the various children’s programs including scholarships, summer camps and educational books, to name a few. Owners, such as Barry Ward, love their vehicles. Barry donned a t-shirt that read “plays with cars” and was proud of his 1932 Auburn reproduction. The car was built by Speedster Motor Cars and is the only one of its kind. The basic vehicle, without the supercharged V-2 396 horsepower chevy engine was a $30,000 investment. Barry has a collection of 25 cars and recently sold two of them to Vovo Museum in Chicago. Those cars were previously owned by Tony Curtis and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Trophies for 2012 Kiwanis Car Show went to:
• Best in Show: 1934 Panther – Bob Potter
• 1st Runner Up: 1956 Chevrolet – Bob and Joyce Ritchey
• 2nd Runner Up: 2001 Plymouth Prowler – Pat Mercurio
• 3rd Runner Up: 2009 Dodge Challenger – Vito Mercurio