Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Car show raises $2000 for Relay For Life

Buffed fenders and shiny windshields attracted a large crowd to raise nearly $2,000 for the first Classic Cars For A Cure car show in Ehmen Park at Gothenburg on Saturday.

Proceeds will go to the 17th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County. Sixty-one cars, pickups and motorcycles filled two city blocks around Ehmen Park. Relay For Life teams provided food, fun games and activities throughout the park.

“I think the car show went great. I was not expecting the turnout we had for the first year,” said show coordinator April Headley of Gothenburg. “I have gotten so many positive comments and phone calls thanking me for organizing such a great event and for our work with Relay.

“I was happy with the Relay For Life team turnout. I definitely would say it was a success and will be an annual event.”

Special awards

Mayor’s Choice: Tim Bundy from North Platte, 1969 Chevy Camaro SS

Best Motorcycle: Paul Advey of Gothenburg, 2000 Yamaha

Best Ford: Bill Jensen of Lexington, 1966 Ford Mustang

Best Mopar: Earl Rosenberg, of North Platte, 1970 Plymouth Cuda

Best GM: Allen Janas of North Platte, 1957 Chevy 210 Sedan

Best Antique: Wayne Page of Alma, 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe

Top 10

Bob & Mary Theasmeyer of Gothenburg, 1964 Chevy Corvette

Keith & Linda Williams of North Platte, 1967 Chevy Camaro SS

Tim Berglund of North Platte, 1951 Mercury 4dr

Mike McCure of North Platte, 1968 Ford Shelby Mustang

Jim Berglund of North Platte, 1971 Pontiac GTO

T. Lindstedt of North Platte, 1956 Ford F-100

Tom Soule of North Platte, 1968 Ford Mustang

Nick Merksick of North Platte, 1954 Chevy Bel/Air

Ray Bitner of Bertrand, 1967 Chevy Nova

Jay Lewis of Gothenburg, 1957 Plymouth