Car Show has great turnout

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Juneau Dipsticks enjoyed a great turnout, with more than 1,300 paid attendees, for the eighth annual Classic, Custom and Antique Auto & Cycle Show May 16-18 at Centennial Hall.

Courtesy Of Kelly Peres
Courtesy Of Kelly Peres

Those who attended were given ballots to vote for the coveted "People's Choice" awards. One each is presented to the People's Choice Best Car and People's Choice Best Motorcycle.

The People's Choice best Car Award went to Mike Robinson for his 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500. This is the first time a car has won the People's Choice award twice since the Dipsticks began the annual fund raisers in 2001. Robinson also won in 2003.

The People's Choice Best Motorcycle award went to Ken "Gimp" McBride for his custom built 2005 Harley-Davidson. The bike featured an air-brushed realistic flame/skull paint scheme that won over voters.

In all, over 40 cars, trucks and motorcycles were on display in Centennial Hall.

The show also featured Hot Rod Hall of Fame member Don Audel (aw-dell') and his 1932 Ford Roadster woodie and former Juneau dentist Eric "Doc" Simpson who returned to Juneau with his 1934 Plymouth Hi-Boy. Audel and Simpson are both from the Spokane, Wash., area.

The show is underwritten by Dodge Motorsports, Alaska Litho, Mendenhall Auto Center and MIX 106 (KSUP). It is also supported each year by a dozen local retailers who supply awards for entrants. The show is a fund raiser for Juneau-Douglas High School technical programs.

For more information, contact Kelly Peres at 209-4118 or Mike Bethers at 321-1186. Other photographs are available on request.

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