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Despite scattered showers to bring in the first day of June, the Cherry Car Show in Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes attracted many spectators Saturday, June 1.

The event was hosted by the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lions Club.

In total, 69 cars were registered for the show with Gary Braun winning first prize in the peer’s choice contest with his 1967 Pontiac GTO followed by Deb Markuson with a 1956 Ford Victoria and Larry Rasmussen with a 1938 Chevy two-door sedan.

Other results:

Restored/stock up to 1935: Nick Prom, 1928 Packard

Restored/stock 1936-54: Jean Lingren, 1953 Buick Spec. Riv. HT

Restored/stock 1955-65: Larry Buschmann, 1956 Ford Crown Victoria

Restored/stock 1966 & up: Tom Carpenter, 1975 Buick Skylark

Pickup custom: Jim Cole, 1958 Chevy 3100

Muscle car restored/stock: Dave Schlegel, 1970 Chevy Chevelle

Street machine/pro-street/tuner car: Deb Markuson, 1956 Ford Victoria

Best paint: Mark Nadeau, 1967 Chevy RS Camaro

Street rod 1900-35: Leroy Albertson, 1934 Olds two-door sedan

Street rod 1936-48: Merle Gallant, 1940 Ford pickup

Custom 1949 & up: Jack Becker-1954 Mercury Montray

Pickup restored/stock: Terry Aleckson, 1954 Chevy 3100

Corvette: Allan Brown, 1993 Corvette

Foreign/import: Duane Black, 1975 Triumph

Pony car: Marie Simek, 1965 Mustang convertible

Two-place sports car: Merv Johnson, 2007 Shelby Cobra

Best convertible: Dennis Brandanger, 1970 Olds 442 W-30 convertible

Special interest: Dean Markuson, 1956 Ford “Nostalgia” Gasser

Mayor’s Choice: Terry Aleckson, 1954 Chevy 3100

Peer’s Choice: first, Gary Braun, 1967 Pontiac GTO; second, Deb Markuson, 1956 Ford Victoria; third, Larry Rasmussen, 1938 Chevy two-door sedan.

Also: LeRoy Albertson. 1934 Olds two-door sedan; Jack Becker, 1954 Mercury Montray; Marie Simek, 1965 Mustang convertible; Gary Simek, 1970 AMC Javelin; Anthony Schwaller, 1937 Ford Roadster; Jean Lingren, 1953 Buick Spec. Riv. HT; Nick Prom, 1928 Packard; Dave Robideau, 1933 Ford three-window coupe; Terry Aleckson, 1954 Chevy 3100; Kent Brothen, 1970 Mercury convertible; Ron Windels, 1956 Chevy Belaire; Bill Marrin, 1957 Pontiac Custom Star Chief; Bill Lund, 1961 Chevy Impala; Dave Schlegel, 1970 Chevy Chevelle; Pat Baldwin, 1965 Ford Mustang; Glenn Guldberg, 1968 Chevy step-side pickup; 20-Butch Olivier, 1973 Mach 1 Mustang.

Men’s Choice: Merle Gallant, 1940 Ford Pick-up

Women’s Choice: Ted Merickel, 1932 Olds Coupe

Kid’s Choice: John and Carol Samuel, 1941 Custom Chevy

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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