The sun was shining last Sunday, June 18, and Union Street was bustling for the annual Liberty Lions Club Father's Day Car Show. An impressive turnout of 119 entries including top-tier new and classic cars, tractors, bikes, military vehicles, pedal cars and more. The vehicles lined Union and Market streets with the courthouse in the background and the local shops on the opposite side, making for a picture-perfect stop during the holiday's afternoon.
Liberty Lions Club Father's Day Car Show Results:
2015 HD Trike - Gary Tucker. Best Camaro: 1972 Camaro - Kirby Brown.
Best Convertible: 1966 Chevelle - Larry Bowling. Best Corvette: 1964 Corvette Stingray - David Akers. Best Custom: 1939 Mercury - Ray Webb.
Best Ford: 1967 Fairlane 500 - Jay Trowbridge. Best GM: 1969 Pontiac Firebird - Ted and Judy Williams. Best Import: 1983 Jaguar XJS - Cindy Chomel. Best Late Model: 2016 SS Camero - Eric Macky. Best Long Roof:
1955 Chevy 2 Dr Wagon - Augie Gilardi. Best MOPAR: 1972 Dodge Demon - Jeff and Michelle Russell. Best Mustang: 1966 Mustang - Denise Bolser.
Best Orphan: 1966 Pontiac LeMans - Mic Raderle. Best Pedal Car:
Castelli Pedal Tractor - Waylon Brown. Best Pre-War: 1950 Ford Custom
- Larry Wally. Best Race Car: 1939 Chevy Pro Street - Bob Murray. Best Rat Rod: 1948 IH - Andy Oglesby. Best Street Rod: 1932 Ford Roadster - Duane Murray. Best Survivor: 1970 Chevy Impala - Marjean Overbey. Best
Thunderbird: 1964 Thunderbird - Wrenley and Rowen Smith. Best Tractor:
1950 Massey-Harris - Dale Hertel. Best Truck: 1971 El Camino - Charlie Pierce. Special Interest: Duane Brookbank for 5 tractors: JD 40-80.
Young Guns: Ford TBolt Clone (Fairlane) - Trace Hughes. Participants
Choice: 1949 Chevy Pickup - Mike Sims. Lions Choice: 1958 Corvette - Nick Sidell. Best of Show: 1969 Shelby GT500 - Terry Bach.
Top 20: 1967 Ford F250 - Steve Bolser,
1955 Chevy - Herb and Cindy Perry, 1966 Chevy C-10 - Jack Bowling, 2004 Corvette - Mike Haslett,
1972 Mercury Comet GT - Randall Stevens, 1950 Chevy 3100 Gay Stevens,
1968 Buick GS - Don and Pat Sims, 1967 Chevelle SS - Steve Hill, 48 Minneapolis Moline - Steve Senour, 1964 770 Oliver - Donald Hertel, 35 Chevy Std - Randy Pollitt, 1934 Ford – Ray Grieshop, 1964 Galaxy 500 - Randall Hughes, 1955 Chevy - Rob McMillen, 1971 Cuda - Dustin Lucas,
1955 Chevy - Rick Sturgis, 1970 Dodge Charger - Donald Schuler, 1964 Ford Fairlane - Larry Witt, 1970 Chevelle - Jeff Kunkel, 1971 Chevelle
- Randy Carlin.
Honorable Mention: 1990 BMY 5 Ton Military Truck - Duane Marker, 1971 Kaiser M35AR Military Truck - Austin Thone, 1969 Ford Ranchero - Doug Mathenn, 1999 Jeep Wrangler - Janet Carlin, 1973 Ford Bronco - Chuck Hampton.
Next up for the Liberty Lions Club is their Smoke On The Water festival, happening the first weekend of August in Dunlapsville.
. This festival includes another car and tractor show, along with their famous barbecue contest. Prize money raised from the contest will be split with the Steve Posco Scholarship. “I'd like to see as many local people as possible compete this year,” said Carl Sharp, leader of the Lions Club. It costs $125 to participate in the BBQ contest. If you are interested in more information about the Smoke On The Water festival, reach out to Carl Sharp at 765-458-5574 (office) or 765-580-0215 (cell).