ELIZABETHTOWN — A total of 126 awards were handed out Saturday during the 18th annual Made in the Shade Open ca5r & Truck Show, held under the pecan trees in front of San Jose on West Broad Street in Elizabethtown.
“It was hot,” said Wayne Dove, president of the Classic Cruisers Car Club. “We were all soaking wet by the end of the day, but it was a good show. Everyone enjoyed it.
“I think the judging went the best it ever has in 18 years,” he added.
One of the day’s judges, Chris McDaniel, was impressed with the entries.
“We’ve got some of the best on-the-road vehicles I’ve ever seen,” he said. “Some just bring them here on a trailer and some drive them regularly — and the ones that are driven are some of the best I’ve ever seen.”
Winners of the major awards Saturday were:
— Oldest Vehicle: Linwood Sumner of Teachey, 1931 Model A pickup
— Best Other Model: Andy Atkinson of Fayetteville, 1954 MG London Roadster
— Best Original: Frank Harrison of Lumberton, 1957 Buick
— Best Foreign: Grady Love of Fayetteville, 1961 Morris Minor convertible
— Best Chevelle: R. Johnson of Clinton, 1971 Chevelle
— Best New Mopar: Robert Atkinson of Jacksonville, Fla., 2014 Dodge
— Best Old Mopar: Andrew Nichols of Stedman, 1973 Dodge Challenger
— Most Unusual: Cory Collins of White lake, 2012 EZ Go Lizard Lick golf cart
— Best Street Rod: Bob Childs of Surfside Beach, S.C., 1951 Mercury
— Best New GM: Brandon Justice of Leland, 2000 Chevy Silverado
— Best Older GM: William Merritt of Rose Hill, 1937 Chevy Coupe
— Best Newer Ford: Michael Booth of Raeford, 2002 Ford Excursion
— Best Older Ford: Davis Tyndell of Clinton, 1973 Ford Gran Torino Sport
— Best New Mustang: Joey Smith of Whiteville, 2013 Mustang GT
— Best Older Mustang: Randy West of Clarkton, 1968 Mustang
— Best Corvette 1953-1983: Scottie King of Clinton, 1974 Corvette custom
— Best Corvette 1984 and Newer: Steve Ward of Elgin, S.C., 2010 Grand Sport Corvette
— Best Older Camaro: Terri Blackburn of Durham, 1967 Camaro
— Best Newer Camaro: D.J. Jarrett of Hope Mills, 2013 Camaro ZLI
— Best Rat Rod: Darlene and Grey Rubenstall of Fayetteville, 1951 Chevy truck
— Best Older Full-Size Truck: Cecil Hall of Conway, S.C., 1947 Chevy truck
— Best Newer Full-Size Truck: Bobby Davis of Red Springs, 1986 C10 Chevy Silverado
— Longest Distance Traveled: Michael Bergerun of Manchester, N.H,. 1991 Toyota pickup
— Ladies Choice: Jose Ogas of Fayetteville, Tribute car (Camaro POW/MIA)
— Best of Show Pre-1984: Dale Hinson of Midland, 1959 Chevy Apache truck
— Best of Show 1985 and Newer: Timothy Crouch of Lillington, 2012 Shelby GT Mustang 500
W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.