SNAPSHOTS: W. Colo. Classic Car Show full winner’s list & the case of Kok Bou’s lost wallet solved
Clifton resident Kok Bou’s lost wallet (seen in Bou’s hand — it’s orange) was recently discovered by a construction crew working on the Avalon Theatre on Main Street in Grand Junction. The crew recovered the wallet in the basement of the theater beneath the stage this week.
The wallet, which is in great condition, was lost by Bou sometime around 1976 when the Avalon was then known as the Cooper Theater. It still contains many pieces of identification, including a driver’s license, a fishing license, and a Social Security card. GJ Mayor Sam Susuras presented Bou with his lost wallet in front of many cameras and reporters Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 11). Susuras also gave Bou two tickets to the Avalon to use when the theater reopens.
CAR SHOW AFTERGLOW
Labor Day weekend saw car enthusiasts attend the inaugural Western Colorado Classic Car Show at Canyon View Park.
The bright sun and virtually cloudless sky had sun rays bouncing off the polished hoods of some 275 vintage automobiles on display.
A fundraiser for Hilltop Community Resources, the event was open to sports cars, hot rods, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. With offerings like that, naturally car buffs came out to admire them and dream.
“We estimate that we had 5,000 spectators — many of them out of town,” said Hilltop spokesman Mike Green. In addition to the Aug. 31-Sept. 1 car festival, other events were held such as a welcome reception and barbecue at Allen Unique Auto Museum Aug. 30 and a “Road Tour” and brunch at Gateway Sept. 2
“The partner events – BBQ at Allen Unique Auto Museum, the reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton and the road trip and brunch at Gateway Canyons were all well attended,” Green added.
The final tally of funds raised hasn’t been completed, but based on attendance, Green is calling it a successful fundraiser for Hilltop.
See below for all the car show winners spanning 33 classes:
Best of Show: Alan Davis of Mead — 1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Best of Marque: Bob Lekowicz of GJ — 1966 Chevrolet Corvette
Best of Pain: Steve Novelli of Heber City, Utah — 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
Hilltop’s Choice: John Davis — 1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache
Dignitary’s Award: Hollis Lewis of Cameron, Texas — 1962 Shelby AC Cobra
Peoples’ Choice: Alan Davis of Mead — 1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Best of Vintage Stock – 1900-1929: Melvin Hoover of GJ — 1919 Dodge Touring
Best of Vintage Stock – 1930-1948: Peter Pioschald — 1932 Ford Phaeton
Best of Street Rods & Hot Rods: Rod Snider of Grand Junction — 1932 Ford Coupe
Best of Classic Stock 1949-1959: Ted Vaughan of Rifle — 1957 Ford Skyliner
Best of Classic Stock 1960-1969: John Lynch of GJ — 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Best of Classic Stock 1970-1979: Ian Malcom — 1978 Ford
Best of Classic Modified 1949-1959: Dan VonFeldt of Littleton — 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
Best of Classic Modified 1960-1969: Vonda Williams — 1969 Ford
Best of Classic Modified 1970-1979: Mark Shaw — 1971 Nova
Best of Camaro Stock: Earl Ritter of GJ — 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Best of Camaro Modified: Dylan Ijams — 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
Best of Corvettes 1953-1967 Stock: Steve Steitz of GJ — 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
Best of Corvettes 1968-Current Stock: Ron & Joyce Gibbs of GJ —1971 Chevrolet Corvette
Best of Corvettes Modified: Robert & Debbie Younger of Platteville — 2013 Chevrolet Corvette
Best of Mopar/Chrysler Stock: Jerry Gregory — 1970 Plymouth Superbird
Best of Mopar/Chrysler Modified: Darcy Perry of GJ — 1939 Chrysler Imperial
Best of Mustang Stock: Bill Rohr of GJ — 1965 Ford Mustang
Best of Mustang Modified: Jim Baughman — 2010 Ford Mustang
Best of Porsche: Lori Howard of GJ — 1973 Porsche 911T
Best of VW Group: Ben & Carol McNay of Fruita — 1973 VW Super Beetle Custom
Best of Muscle Cars: Phil Godsey — 1964 Ford Falcon
Best of European Exotics: Mike Ramirez of Westminster — 1969 Jaguar XKE
Best of Sports Cars: Hollis Lewis of Cameron, Texas — 1962 Shelby AC Cobra
Best of Trucks Stock: John Davis — 1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache
Best of Trucks Modified: Steve Novelli of Heber City, Utah — 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
Best of Motorcycles – 1970 and earlier: Don Aust of GJ — 1928 Harley Davidson JD
Best of Motorcycles – 1971 and later: Tom Kelley of GJ — Kawasaki Vulcan Classic
Best of Rat Rods: Casey & Aaron Altenbern — 1942 Chevrolet
Best of Orphans: Lawrence Ungaro of GJ — 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk
Best of Low Riders: Henry Gonzales — 1937 Buick
Best of Imports: Jake Snider of GJ — 1995 Toyota Supra TT
Best of Race Cars: Jim Hindmarch — Ford GT40
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