Autos rev into top spots at North Whidbey Car Show

Pete and Candace Griffin brought their dream car, a black 1968 Pontiac Ventura, to the North Whidbey Car Show. Renowned for its rarity, the car attracted a number of excited viewers.  - Rebecca Olson / Whidbey News-Times
Pete and Candace Griffin brought their dream car, a black 1968 Pontiac Ventura, to the North Whidbey Car Show. Renowned for its rarity, the car attracted a number of excited viewers.
— image credit: Rebecca Olson / Whidbey News-Times

The 27th annual North Whidbey Car Show, put on by the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor, drew constant crowds last Saturday with cars from nearly every decade. Below are the results.

Award winners

Whidbey Island News Journal Editor’s Choice - 1932 Ford Deuce - Owner, Don Souza

Navy Commander’s Choice - 1974 Porsche -  914-6 - Owner, Philip Haun

Jim Woessner’s Choice - 1969 Chevy Camaro - Owner, Lloyd Houston

Les Schwab Tire Center Award - 1930 Chevrolet Commercial Delivery - Owner, Dave Overton

Oak Harbor Auto Center Auto Plus - 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA - Owner, Ron Huff

Best in Show Oak Harbor Rotary - 1930 Chevrolet Commercial Delivery - Owner, Dave Overton




Cars stock

(Up to three alterations not available as original equipment)

1953 and older

First: 1921 Dodge Brothers Tourne - Owners, Jim & Laura Scharf

Second: 1930 Ford Model A - Owner, Pete Walstrom

Third: 1929 Ford Woody - Owner, Murray Aston


First: 1961 Chevy Impalla - Owner, Don Souza

Second: 1956 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe - Owner, Mike Harris

Third: 1955 Nash Ambassador LeMans - Owner, Jay Maddox


First: 1969 Chevy Camaro - Owner, Stephen H. Ellis

Second: 1970 Ford Mustang - Owner, Gary C. Lawrence

Third: 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS - Owner, Camille A. Wood


First: 1979 Chevy Z-28 - Owner, Jim Croft

Second: 1985 Ford Thunderbird - Owners, Jim & Carole Croft

Third: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Pace Car - Owner, Barry G. Tesch


First: 2009 Chevy HHR SS Panel - Owner, Byron Burns

Second: 1996 Dodge Viper - Owner, S. Hoffstetler

Third: 2010 Chevy Camaro S3/RS - Owner, Brian Forester




Cars altered

(More than 3 alterations from OEM equipment)

1959 and older

First: 1935 Studebaker Dictator Sedan - Owners, Randy & Frouwke Mackinnon

Second: 1939 Buick Special - Owner, Robert Diens

Third: 1953 Ford Custom Line - Owners, Lynn & Baris Holmes


First: 1969 Pontiac GTO - Owners, Jack & Josh Christian

Second: 1972 Chevy Nova SS - Owners, Max & Michelle Platiner

Third: 1970 Plymouth Duster - Owners, Mack & Elsa Cullinan


First: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS/RS - Owners, Tim & Susan Collett

Second: 1978 Chevy 228 - Owner, Dan Champlin

Third: 2008 Ford Shelby GT500 - Owner, Blanchard




Cars Custom all years

(Extensive alterations to chassis, motor, body or interior)

First: 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA - Owner, Ron Huff

Second: 1965 Ford Cobra - Owner, Andrew Peplinski

Third: 1993 Honda Prelude - Owner, Kristin Blue




Street Rods

1933 and older

First: 1930 Chevy Comm. DRL - Owner, Dave Overton

Second: 1930 Plymouth Business Coupe - Owner, James Lam

Third: 1928 Ford Model A Coupe - Owners, Les & Sharon Young

1934-present: 1934 Ford 3W Coupe - Owner, Roy Deaver




Import cars

1985 and older

First: 1966 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII - Owner, Dick Reed

Second: 1972 Austin Mini Cooper - Owner, Deanna Rogers

Third: 1953 MG TO - Owners, Joe Walck & Jackie Feusier


First: 1992 Honda Civic - Owner, Chris Davidson

Second: 2012 Scion TC - Owner, Destini Harris

Third: 2006 Scion TC - Owner, Robert Inwood




Import cars - high performance, all years

First: 1962 Austin Healey Sebring MX - Owner, Jerry Johnson

Second: 1974 Porsche 914-6 - Owner, Phillip Haun

Third: 2012 Audi A35-Line - Owner, Brady Reeves




Specialty unique vehicle

First: 1956 Chevy Fuedolet - Owner, Harry Abbott

Second: 1946 Packard Clipper - Owner, Alex Cummings

Third: 1979 Chevy Camaro - Owner, Jack Christin




Trucks stock all years

First: 1953 Chevy 3100 PLU - Owners, Rod & Lyn Hubbard

Second: 1974 Ford Ranchero - Owner, Tony Fischer

Third: 1972 Chevy ElCamino - Owner, Bob Johnson




Trucks altered all years

First: 1952 Chevy Pickup - Owner, Roy Bonner

Second: 1946 Chevy Pickup - Owner, Bob Pederson

Third: 1956 Ford F100 - Owner, John Goodrich Jr.




4x4 trucks

First: 2007 Dodge 2500 - Owner, J. Sooza

Second: 1984 Chevy Silverado K-10 - Owner, Brandon Gauthreaux

Third: 1971 Chevy Suburban - Owner, Chris Petersen




Low riders all years

First: 1950 Chevy Skyline Deluxe - Owner, Alex Menacho

Second: 1968 Chevy Lowride - Owner, Billy Blvd

Third: 1974 Chevy Caprice - Owner, Steve Vogel




Muscle car all years

First: 1969 Chevy Camaro SS 211 - Owner, Loyd Houston

Second: 1965 Pontiac GTO - Owners, Patrick and Sharon Covello

Third: 1969 Chevy Camaro - Owner, Guy Anderson







Corvette Showcase

Category C-1 (1953-1962) stock

First: 1954 Chevy Corvette - Owner, David Graham




Category C-1 (1953-1962) custom

First: 1959 Chevy Corvette - Owner, David Putnam




Category C-2 (1963-1967) stock

First: 1965 Chevy Corvette - Owner, Steve Ellis

Second: 1963 Chevy Corvette - Owner, Gene Kahn




Category C-3 (1968-1982) custom

First: 1973 Chevy Corvette - Owner, Brad Schultz

Second: 1981 Chevy Corvette - Owner, Wally Vandertoorn




Category C-3 (1968-1982) stock

First: 1971 Chevy Corvette - Owner, Dennis Hodkin

Second: 1977 Chevy Corvette - Owner, Steve Singleton




Category C-4 (1984-1996) stock

First: 1992 Chevy Corevette - Owner, Kevin Cobley

Second: 1992 Chevy Corvette - Owner, Joshua Vasquez




Category C-4 (1984-1996) custom

First: 1993 Chevy Corvette ZRD - Owner, Bill Strowbridge




Category C-5 (1997-2004) stock

First: 1999 Chevy Corvette Coupe - Owners, Barry & Cathy Rix

Second: 2002 Chevy Corvette Coupe - Owner, Jerry Bacon




Category C-5 (1997-2004) custom

First: 2003 Chevy Corvette ZO6 - Owners, Steve & Brittany Lombardo

Second: 1999 Chevy Corvette convertible - Owner, Suzette Keller




Category C-6 (2005-present) stock

First: 2008 Chevy Corvette ZO6 - Owner, Joe Waldron

Second: 2007 Chevy Corvette - Owner, Mel Rogers




Category C-6 (2005-present) custom

First: 2008 Chevy Corvette ZO6 - Owner, David Keller

Second: 2010 Chevy Corvette ZR1 - Owner, Mike Fraser





First: 2005 LSC American Iron Horse - Owner, Rich Duchnowski

Second: 2009 Harley St. Glide - Owner, Cliff Houghtaling

Third: 2007 Honda Shadow - Owner, John Little


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