Annual Route 63 Car Club Car and Bike Show

Photo by Dallas Rice
Eddie Dugger won Best of Show with his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.
By Shari Harris

The day started early Saturday for the Route 63 Car Club. Their 35th annual Car Club and Bike Show opened at 7:30 a.m. in the Licking Old City Park, with registration running from 8 a.m. to noon. The park was filled with classics and classics-to-be, a total of 108 cars and 9 bikes registered this year. Judging began at 10 a.m. on the cars and wouldn’t finish until just after 2 p.m.
Photo by Shari Harris
Dennis Smith’s ’57 Chevy Bel Air won Mayor’s Choice and Most Popular. This unique Most Popular award was presented to the winners.
Nearly everyone went home with a prize, with 34-first place, 33-second place, and 33-third place winners named. Special trophies were also awarded for People’s Choice – Dennis Smith, Best of Show – Eddie Dugger, Mayor’s Choice – Dennis Smith, and Police Chief’s Choice – Dustin Dooley. The car club with the most participants at the show was the Cave State Cruisers from Waynesville. The farthest any contestant traveled to the show was 257 miles.
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The bikes were also awarded first, second and third in each class, plus Best of Show which went to Terry Welch.
Photo by Christy Porter
DADS 30, a 1930 Chevrolet Sportsroadster is owned by Jerry Pfister of Raymondville. His Dad bought the car in 1930, and after his death, Jerry’s oldest brother inherited the car and did restoration. Jerry did the finishing touches. The Sportsroadster has been in the family 89-years. The radiator ornament is a winged Viking. Jerry gives rides locally; the kids have fun riding in the rumble seat.
Car clubs and individuals participated in making this event such a success. Some of the car clubs mentioned included: Route 63 Car Club, Licking; Current River Cruisers, Salem; Cave State Cruisers, Waynesville; Lake of the Ozarks Car Club, Osage Beach; Jacks Fork Rod Club; Ozark Mustang Club; Southern Cruisers Car Club; Woods Motorsports Club and more. Motorists from Missouri and Arkansas were present.
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DJ Lew Lewis, with The Road Show DJ’s, provided “oldies but goodies” music for the event and food was available at the concession stand. Also present was the Licking Senior Center with popcorn, baked goods and raffles. Free massages were available also. The Licking Police Department had an information booth set up with Chief of Police Pat Burton and Officer Brian Allgire available to answer questions.
Photo by Christy Porter
Several people were interested in winning the raffle for the 1960 Chevy C10 short bed, step side project truck, and the lucky winner was Mike Klotz.
“Brings back such good memories,” said Sheila, one car show attendee, as she was looking at the cars.

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Multiple generations and family members were present. Mark and Beth Davis were showing their 1940 Chevy Master 85 were there with son Rob and daughter Janie. Rob has a car, also, but unfortunately the transmission blew before the car show. 

Dad, Bob Miller from Mountain View, was showing his 1941 Ford and Beth’s sister,
Amy Miller, was there with a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe. 

Photo by Christy Porter
One car had been previously featured on the front cover of Streetscene. “See what happened the last time someone took a picture of my car,” said the proud owner.

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A 1968 VW Sedan Custom Delivery owned by Dave Marshall from Edgar Springs is reportedly only one of five left in the U.S., according to Marshall. The motor was rebuilt by a guy who was almost totally blind.
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This 1946 Chevrolet Club Coupe received a final shine from owners Lyal and Ginny Chase before judging.

Photos by Christy Porter

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