Fourth Time is the Charm

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The Fourth Annual Classic Car and Truck Show was the most successful one ever. The Chamber of Commerce staged the show last weekend at Grand Bayou Resort.

Chamber President Karen Squires was all smiles as she concluded the show with presentation of awards Saturday afternoon. Squires thanked sponsors, volunteers and participants for making the show a success. The day was hot but there was no rain, therefore the show had a good turnout.

Here are the category winners:
Pre-War – 1929 Model A Ford entered by Basi Maroney
Post-War – 1947 Ford entered by Ronald Webb
Classic Truck – First place – 1956 Chevy Pickup entered by Reggie Collier.
Classic Truck – Second Place – 1979 Dodge Pickup entered by Russell Stevens
Classic Car – First place – 1955 Chevy Nomad entered by Randy Pearson
Classic Car – Second place -1968 Chevy Chevelle entered by Danny Weldon
Hot Rod – First place – 1930 Ford Model A entered by Ronnie Warren
Hot Rod – Second place – 1937 Chevy Coupe entered by Ray McCormic
Rat Rod – First place – 1938 Ford Pickup entered by Craig Jenkins
Mustang – First place – 2007 entered by Matt Jenkins
Mustang – Second place – 1993 Entered by Lester Evans
Early Mustang – First Place – 1966 entered by Kenny Mayeaux
Early Mustang – Second place – 1967 entered by Jerry Mayeaux
Modified Car – First place – 1963 Chevy II entered by Charles Caruth
Modified Truck – First place – 1986 Chevy entered by William Brown
Modified Truck – Second place – 1956 Ford entered by Tony Hudgins

The Car Show sponsors put up trophies for their favorite entries. The winners are:
4-B Garage – 1980 Chevy entered by Mike Martin
4-B Garage – 1984 Chevy entered by Cedric Henderson
American Bank – 1956 Mercury entered by James Patton
Bank of Coushatta – 1965 Mustang entered by Will Bamburg
Bank of Coushatta – 1966 Mustang entered by Sonny Lavespeare
Bank of Coushatta – 1967 Chevy Malibu entered by David Hana
Christus Coushatta – 1953 Chevy entered by Mark Elchelburger
Christus Coushatta – 1964 Chevy El Camino entered by Bubba Walters
Christus Coushatta – 1987 Chevy entered by Will Bierden
Nichols Department Store – 1966 Shelby entered by Dennis Bryant

Honors for Best Interior went to a 1936 Ford Coupe entered by Harold Jordan.
The Best Paint award went to a 1956 Ford entered by Tony Hudgins
The Chamber’s award was presented to Craig Fondren for his 1963 Chevy Impala
The Best Overall Vehicle was a 1957 Chevy Bel Air entered by Joe Masterson.

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