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By Wolfgang Kurtz
LOG Editor 

Eddy's 11th Annual Car Show employs 'The Force'

 

Wolfgang Kurtz | The Seward Phoenix LOG

Eddy presents Bill and Susan Holm from Anchorage with the trophy for the epitome of excellence, Best in Show, for their 1972 blue Dodge Charger.

The 11th annual Eddy’s Car Show, a rain or shine event, got off to a slow start with Saturday’s morning drizzle, but as contestants and oglers drifted into the Bear Creek RV Park, the weather lifted as if by a conjuror’s trick. The sci-fi theme brought out costumed participants and thundering movie scores from DJ Thomas Moore as judges and thrill seekers perused the array of classic and modern vehicles. Then the judging began.

The award for the best use of the science fiction theme went to Chris Blankenship of Anchorage for his Minimum Overdrive VW Thing. The trophy for the epitome of excellence, Best in Show, went to a 1972 blue Dodge Charger owned by Bill and Susan Holm from Anchorage. By the end of the afternoon when all of the trophies had been awarded, no one could claim that Eddy and Kelly Shittenhelm didn’t host an epic car show.

So say we all.

Awards

Guess This Car

Jay Pitzer from Bird Creek with a Panda Geeley manufactured in China

Best Daily Driver

Jay and Yvonne Pitzer from Bird Creek with a 2003 slate Ford Thunderbird

Best Bicycle

Breanne Sledge from Seward with a 1956 Schwinn Black Phantom

Best Use of the Science Fiction Theme

Chris Blankenship from Anchorage with a "Minimum Overdrive" VW Thing

Trophies

Best Motorcycle

Eddy Shittenhelm from Seward with a 2009 gold Polaris Sportsman four wheeler

Best Import

Ned Entwisle from Wasilla with a 1929 grey Mercedes-Benz Gazelle

Best Corvette

Mark Smith from Anchorage with a 2003 burgundy 50th Anniversary Corvette

Best Ford

Tim Reed from Soldotna with a 1969 red Mustang Mach One

Best Mopar

Richard Cartkraf from Soldotna with a 1972 black Dodge Dart Swinger

Best Chevy or GM

John Egan from Big Lake with a 1967 black Pontiac GTO

Best Lowrider

Mike Morena from Anchorage with a 1954 grey Chevy Bel Air

Best Truck

Eddy Shittenhelm from Seward with a 1977 plum crazy purple Chevy Stepside

Kelly's Choice

Skip White from Kenai with a 1971 brown Buick Skylark

Eddy's Choice

David Nichols from Soldotna with a 1956 black Chevy Bel Air

Best In Show

Bill & Susan Holm from Anchorage with a 1972 blue Dodge Charger

 

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