'Cherry' classic cars on display in Pequot Lakes
The seventh annual Cherry Car Show was held Saturday, June 7, at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes.
The morning began rainy, but the sun began shining by 11 a.m., providing near perfect weather for car-watching. Spectators admired dozens of classic cars from as far back as the 1920s at the event, hosted by the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions. They also enjoyed food vendors, including the Lions' shish kabobs, and a nearby craft fair.
A total of 69 entrants competed for various titles, including peer favorite, spectators' favorites and the mayor's favorite.
Pequot Lakes Mayor Nancy Adams selected the 1938 Chevrolet two-door Sedan owned by Larry Rasmussen of Pequot Lakes as her favorite. Rasmussen's vehicle was also selected by judges as the best 1936-48 street rod.
Men's choice went to John Solsten's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, which also earned best Corvette, while women's choice went to Marlin Parry's 1965 Ford Mustang coupe. Kids who voted chose Gary Gould's 1970 Chevrolet Malibu as their favorite.
The top vehicle chosen by peers was Lee Auel's 1956 Ford Crown Victoria.
Up to 1935: Rick Rudbeck's 1931 Graham Sedan
1936-54: Rob and Lynn Damar's 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan
1955-65: Kent and Laurie Brothen's 1955 Mercury Montclair
1966 and newer: Kurt Martin's 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger
Muscle Car: Dave Schlegel's 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
Street Machine/Pro-Street/Tuner: Randy Jasman's 1974 Ford Pinto
Best Paint: Tony Schwaller's 1937 Ford Roadster
Street Rod 1900-35: Dave Trees' 1930 Ford Model A coupe
Street Rod 1936-48: Larry Rasmussen's 1938 Chevrolet 2-door Sedan
Pickup: Richard Gustafson's 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express truck
Custom Pickup: Glenn Guldberg's 1968 Chevrolet Pickup
Custom 1949 and up: John Delke's 1965 Chevrolet El Camino
Corvette: John Solsten's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Foreign/Import Car: Pat Garry's 1995 Mazda Miata MX-5 Roadster
Pony Car: Gary Hester's 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Best Convertible: Rick Wimmer's 1964 Ford Thunderbird
Special Interest: Rick Beyer's 1925 Federal Knight Fire Truck
Best Unrestored Car: Richard Johnson's 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible
Men's Choice: John Solsten's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Women's Choice: Marlin Parry's 1965 Ford Mustang coupe
Kid's Choice: Gary Gould's 1970 Chevrolet Malibu
Mayor's Choice: Larry Rasmussen's 1938 Chevrolet 2-door Sedan
Peer's No. 1 Choice: Lee Auel's 1956 Ford Crown Victoria