Thanks to good local weather, hundreds of people perused more than 100 cars at the second annual Main Street Show & Shine car show held Aug. 14-15 in Enterprise.
Wide eyes and low whistles punctuated many of the comments from admirers of classic cars with lots of chrome. At least 113 cars were registered and participated in the event, according to Doug Crow, owner/manager of Main Street Auto, which co-sponsored the show with the Elks Lodge. Crow said the event had fewer entries this year, which he attributed to the fires raging throughout the state.
“There wasn’t anyone who didn’t drive in here without saying they traveled through a smoke, a fire or potential road closure to get here,” Crow said.
Local turnout wasn’t as high as Crow expected. “That may be our fault. Last year we called a lot of local people who had a car we thought they should show off. This year we didn’t do that because we thought they’d probably come back, and they didn’t for one reason or another,” he said.
Crow said he received positive comments from new participants and attendees alike, who said they liked the small shows better than the bigger ones because of the proximity of lodging and the downtown area. He added that he appreciated the support from participants, judges, volunteers and the community in making the show a success.
The judging staff included eight people as opposed to last year’s three judges. “We worked those judges half to death; this year we split it up better,” Crow said.
Class 1939 & Earlier Car Modified; Mayor’s Choice: Doyce and Ruth Lockart, Burbank, Wash. 1935 Ford five-window coupe.
1939 & Earlier Car Original: Milo Schleifer, Enterprise, 1929 Model A Ford.
1939 & Earlier Truck: Ernie Houghton, Cambridge, Idaho, 1935 Ford Pickup.
1940-1954 Car Modified, Kid’s Choice: Jim Boyer, Payette, Idaho, 1941 Ford Coupe.
1940-1954 Car Original: Truman and Jeanne Keith, Boise, Idaho, 1949 Ford 2-door Business Coupe.
1940-1954 Truck: Douglas Wickre, Joseph, 1947 Dodge WD20
1955-1963 Car Modified; Best in Show: Richard Latham, Stanfield, 1958 Chevrolet Impala.
1955-1963 Car Original: Don and Joyce Gover, Enterprise, 1955 Ford Crown Victoria Glass Top.
1955-1963 Truck: Dallas and Sonia Head, Ontario, 1957 Chevy Pickup.
1964-1974 Car Modified: Jack and Kathy Jones, Payette, Idaho, 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
1964-1974 Car Original: Mike and Betty Lust, Milton-Freewater 1964 Chevy Malibu.
1964-1974 Truck: David and Pat Turk, Pendleton, 1967 GMC Pickup.
1975 & Newer Car Modified: Alexandra Case, Joseph, 1997 Chevy Corvette C5.
1975 & New Car Original: Arwin Moore, Walla Walla, Wash. 1983 GMC Caballero.
Best Bike: Mike Fitzpatrick, Elgin, 2008 Boss Hoss.
Best Rat Rod: Randy Johnson, Joseph, 1935 Plymouth 2-door Sedan.
Best Survivor: Kimberly Kennedy, Elgin, 1934 Ford Model 40.
Furthest Travelled: Jim Gordon, Pahrump, Nev. 1951 Chevy 4-door.
Elk’s Choice: Patty Shumway, Summerville, 1937 Chevy Pickup.
People’s Choice: Tom Carnevali, Wapato, Wash. 1949 Cadillac Sport Coupe.