By Angela Wirth
Special to The PREVIEW
The ninth annual Car Show in Pagosa on June 9 and 10 in Town Park drew large crowds both days as more than 150 cars, trucks, motorcycles and more filled the park for a dazzling display.
The Retro Cats kept spectators entertained for both the Friday night Party in the Park and Saturday Show and Shine. Food, drink and information vendors were available both days and all welcomed the outstanding weather that prevailed throughout the weekend.
As always, a big part of the event’s success was due to our sponsors, volunteers and car show participants, who came out in full force to make the car show one to remember.
As the show came to a close, the winners of the different categories were announced:
Best in Show: Mario Armenta, Original — original blue and white Pontiac Star Chief.
Participant’s Choice: Tom Frieso, Street Rod — 1930 yellow Ford sedan.
Chamber’s Choice: James Chenowith, Rad Rod — 1940 International Panel.
4X4, first place: Gary Aragon, 1957 Buick four-door special; second place: Jodie Brown, Custom Half Cab Bronco.
Chevy, first place: Daniel Smith, Chevrolet two-door wagon; second place: Bernie Bender, 1948 Chevy pickup.
Commercial, first place: Travis Turner, Cadillac Hearse; second place: Sky Paulton, Animas Stoves and Spas work vehicle.
Convertible, first place: Clifford and Vicky Chissum, 1955 red and white Pontiac Fire Chief; second place: Gary Tollefson, 1948 Willy’s Jeepster.
Ford, first place: Dan Wirth, 1965 red Ford Mustang; second place: Emmy Kuhl, 1957 white Thunderbird.
Import, first place, Hiram Holguin, 1964 VW single cab truck; second place: Scott McGarry, 2000 Porsche 911 4 convertible.
Lowrider, first place: Yolanda Salas, 1964 Impala Super Sport; second place: Ignacio Martinez, 1968 Chevy Impala.
Modern Muscle 1986-present, first place: Tim Brown, 2016 Chevy Corvette 206; second place: Jeff Wolf, 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT.
Mopar, first place: Don Walsh, Plymouth Barracuda original fastback.
Motorcycle, first place: Derrek Homewood 1942-2012 Motorcycle with Sidecar; second place: Matt Degelman, 2003 custom motorcycle.
Muscle Car Pre-1985, first place: Bob Willburn, 1973 Petty Blue Dodge Challenger; second place: Michael Torres, 1968 Original Chevy Chevelle.
Original, first place: Terry Grimes, 1967 Chevy Corvette; second place: Mario Armenta, white and blue Pontiac “Star Chief.”
Pre-1940, first place: Phil Swearngin, 1919 Ford Model T Speedster; second place: Jeshua and Carrie Thomas, 1930 Ford Model A.
Rat Rod, first place: Bill Kerwick, 1928 Hot Rod with a 440 mopar power train; second place: Glenn Sterkel, 1991 Ford Rat Road.
Street Rod, first place: Eddie Romero, 1932 Ford Highboy kit car; second place: Rob Lake, 1933 Plymouth red coupe.
Truck, first place: Gary and Cathy Parker, 1957 fully custom stepside; second place: Rick Moulton, 1951 Chevrolet pickup 3600.
Under Construction, first place: Glen Sterkel, 1934 Ford Truck; second place: Becky and Dennis Hattm, 1960 Cadillac.