A Slice of History; Senoia’s 9th Annual Cruisin’ To The Oldies Car Show
I am a lucky man. I have had the opportunity to work and judge car shows all over the country. That is a joy. As my good luck has continued, on September 28, I was at one of the finest car shows in the South East! The weather was perfect, the city quaint and charming, the people friendly and the cars were outstanding at the 9th Annual Cruisin’ the Oldies Show in Senoia, GA.
It was clear that everyone was having a great time and the music was exceptional. “The Mustangs” performed along with selections from great DJs. The Varsity cooked all the favorites and all the other food vendors made the day.
The “Best In Show” was selected and it turns out it had been presented at this event in previous years. It was a 1992 survivor Franklin sedan owned by David Holec. It was purchased for his father-in-law who cherished it for a number of years prior to passing. The family has kept this beauty running and has become a family heirloom. The 1922 Franklin is a remarkable credit to the classic engineering of the day. It is a wood frame aluminum vehicle with an air cooled aluminum engine. I particularly liked the wooden spoke wheels.
The participants are given a chance to vote for their choice each year, as well. This year’s “People Choice”, by 92 votes, way ahead of the second place, was a 1992 Camaro owned by Buck Floyd. Most of the family came up to accept the award!
The other top awards were; “The Best Truck” went to a 1956 Chevy Pickup owned by Danny Peeples; “The Best Paint” went to a 1961 Corvette owned by Randy Pope; :The Beat Interior” went to a 1951 Ford “Vicky” Hardtop owned by Billy Pore; and “The Best Engine went to 1954 Chevy Corvette owned by Mark Wiley.
The “Top 25 Award” winners were announced in no particular order. These are quite prestigious as there were clearly 300 remarkable vehicles entered and it was very challenging to select one over another as all were truly trophy winners. Many of these cars have not been shown anywhere else but in Senoia!
Top 25 Award List:
1930 Ford Model A Pickup owned by Terry Kovarik
1978 Jeep owned by John Phillips
1960 Chevy Impala owned by Stacy Mays
1968 Pontiac GTO owned by Ron Knaggs
1966 Chevy II Nova owned by Bill Ewert
1956 Porsche 356A owned by Ron Macietewski
1965 VW Beetle Convertible owned by Jamie Smith
1965 Ford AC Cobra owned by Stan Askmoore
1971 Dodge Demon owned by Ren & Sue Leon
1970 Ford Mustang Mach I owned by Jimmy Threet
1970 Pontiac Firebird TranAm owned by Jodie Parigh
1975 Chevy Corvette owned by Charles Vickory
1956 Ford Custom Flatbed Truck owned by Gary Ogletree
1964 Chevy Malibu Race Car owned by Johnny Brown (w/original 1971 Chevy One Ton flatbed carrier)
1969 Chevy Camaro Indy Pace Car owned by D. Rush
1934 Ford Three Window Coupe hotrod owned by James Maples
1976 Triumph TR6 owned by Bryant Brandenburg
1953 Chevy Sedan owned by Tommy Davis
1970 Plymouth Road Runner owned by Chris Hoaman
1938 International Pickup owned by Jack Aldrige
1965 Ford AC Cobra owned by Rick McJenkin
1969 Chevy Camaro Gary Lee Berry
1972 Chevy C-10 Pickup owned by Ed Fiveash
1966 Chevy Corvette owned by Larry Wright
1957 Chevy Pickup owned by Brantley Gosdin
It was a great show!
Mike Thies, www.SouthEastWheelsEvents.com