Perfect weather, a record breaking number of cars and a large crowd of spectators lead to another successful Rotary Club Car Show at Faro’s Italian Grille on Saturday. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
Rotary Car Show draws 177 entries, raises over $10,000 to help children
By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — The 5th Annual Lakes Region Rotary Car Show drew 177 entries and more than 900 visitors Saturday at Faro Italian Grille in Weirs Beach.
It also raised over $10,000 for charities supported by the club with the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center being the mahor beneficiary. The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center is a program of the Granite State Children’s Alliance, and serves children throughout Belknap County by providing support for abused children in the early stages of a criminal investigation and connect them to needed community resources.
Presented by Graham & Graham along with Foley Oil & Propane, the showis a family-friendly event featuring top-of-the-line classic, vintage and modern cars.
Best in Show award went to Tom Dawson with a 1916 Type 53 Cadillac.
People's Choice Award wnt to Dalton Avery with a custom 1957 Chevrolet.
Featured model this year was the Chevy Camaro with Ernie Gagne winning in that category with a 1986 Camaron IROCZ.
1.Tom Dawson, 1916 Cadillac Type 53 2. Dalton Avery, 1957 Chevy; . 3. Don Wilson, 1970 Chevy Chevelle.
1. Ernie Gagne, 1986 Camaro IROCZ 2. Jerry Lind, 1969 Camaro 3. Joe Dudek, 1968 Camaro SS
1. Dalton Avery, 1957 Chevy 2. Kelvin Cross, 1933 Ford Model 40 5-Window Deluxe Coupe 3. Bill Kosmas, 1959 Ford Skyliner.
Owner Ballot Categories
Pre-WWII: Tom Dawson, 1916 Cadillac
Mustang: Ernie Hudziec 1967 Mustang
Corvette: Phillip Ferrell, 1963 Corvette Coupe
Muscle Car: Phil Bonafide, 1970 Dodge Challenger
Truck: Tom Joslin, 1952 Ford F1
Street Rod: Norman Lambert, 1932 Ford 3-window Coupe
Specialty: Jim Drouin, 1965 Shelby
Custom: Dalton Avery, 1957 Chevy
Original: Don Haddock, 1941 Plymouth P12 Woody Station Wagon
Sports Car: David Cox, 1976 Lancia Scorpion
This is an REO Speedwagon, expertly restored by Peter Eliis of Gilford. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
A peek under the hood of a 1956 Chevy Model 210, owned by Wally Koziarjky of Moultonborough at the annual Rotary Club Car Show Saturday. (Alan MacRae/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
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