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The largest car show on the North Olympic Peninsula revved its engines May 8 at the Sequim Irrigation Festival.

Burt Karapostoles, the show’s chairman for a second year, said more than 150 vehicles participated in the Lo-co-Motion Cruzz before the grand parade and the Show n’ Shine throughout the day.

He said this was the most participation in the seven years the show has been held and some cars were turned away from the cruise down Washington Street due to time constraints. He hopes to add more time for drivers next year.

All fees from the car show and drive go to Irrigation Festival operations. Thousands of dollars worth of items from local businesses also were raffled to support the festival.

The car show featured entries from the early 1900s to the early 2000s.

Vehicles were judged in 22 categories on six elements: first impression, paint, stance, wheels, interior and engine compartment.

All winners received a plaque.

They were:
• Best Vehicle 1920-1929 and people’s choice: 1929 Model A sedan, Butch and Gayle Hurd, Port Ludlow
• Best Street Rod Roadster: 1933 Ford, Luke Snyder, Chimacum
• Best Street Rod Sedan/Coupe: 1930 Chevrolet, Steve Herron, Poulsbo
• Best Street Rod Pickup: 1949 International Panel K-2, Ron Campbell, Sequim
• Best Import Car/Pickup: 1958 VW Beetle, Christine Roehl, Port Angeles
• Best Unfinished Car/Pickup: 1968 Ford Mustang, Ed Schilke, Port Angeles
• Best 1947 and Older Pickup/Truck: 1927 Graham truck, Edd Fisher, Port Angeles
• Best 1948 and Newer Pickup/Truck: 1948 Chevrolet pickup, Steve Spann, Spanaway
• Best Rat Rod: 1931 Mercedes/Ford pickup, Red Hausler, Carlsborg
• Best Muscle Car: 1967 GTS Dart, Gregg Barrette, Everett.
• Best Pony Car: 1965 Ford Mustang, George Esquiro, Port Townsend
• Best Corvette: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, Sue Kalinski, Sequim
• Best Custom Car: 1940 Chevrolet sedan, Ron Wilcox, Port Angeles
• Best 1919 and Older: 1915 Ford touring car, Richard Ward, Sequim
• Best 1930-1939: 1930 Ford Model A sedan, Dave Williams, Renton
• Best 1940-1949: 1940 Chevrolet convertible, Terry Barton, Port Angeles
• Best 1950-1959: 1955 Chevrolet Belair, Stan and Pam Pauley, Woodinville
• Best 1960-1969: 1969 Camaro Z28, Tracy Blume, Sequim
• Best 1970-1979: 1973 Dodge Challenger, Herb Woods
• Best 1980-present: 2008 Shelby Super Snake, Marv Fowler, Sequim
• Best Race Car: 1987 Ford Mustang, Dave Murphy, Sequim.


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