This year's Sweet Home Sweet Ride show draws 202 entrants – and a lot more
July 24, 2019
The Sweet Ride Charity Car Show for Kids had 202 vehicles registered in the show, with many more unregistered.
Forty-one volunteers pulled the show together, said organizer Kimi Nash.
“This show had so many moving parts, without ‘the gang,’ it would not have been successful. As the director, I am humbled and honored to once again say we had another great year and I can’t wait for next year.
“This event is awesome.”
The show benefited Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Shop with a Cop, Sunshine Industries and the ABC House.
The 2019 Overall Best of Show award went to a 1956 Ford F100 owned by Vaughn Blasingame of Scio. His vehicle was also among seven selected as winners of the Doernbecher Kids Pick and won Best Interior.
The Kids Pick also included a 1966 Ford Mustang owned by Peter Roskovold of Lowell, a 1956 Chevy Bel Air owned by Allen and Theresa Hall of Sweet Home, a 1972 Chevy Corvette owned by Tim Hindmarsh of Sweet Home, a 1997 Harley Heritage motorcycle owned by David Kem of Sweet Home, a 1934 Chevy two-door sedan owned by Bob Repine of Salem and a Volkswagen dune buggy owned by Chris Simmons of Sweet Home.
The “kids” included Natasha Marin, Ruth Crop, Amelia Cleveland, Ava Nash, Mason Montigue, Forest Ashby, Khloe Wood and Nevada Hankins.
Winning the poker walk was John Campbell with a full house.
A 1932 Ford pickup owned by James Brown of Pleasant Hill won an award in memory of Bill Elliott.
Sweet Home Police Department presented Devon Dixon of Sweet Home with a ticket with a long list of infractions and handcuffed him – all in good fun – for his 1978 Chevy K10 pickup for being Most Likely to Get a Ticket.
Police Officer’s Choice went to Mike and Bobbie Ewing of Eugene for a 1970 AMC Javelin.
The Sportsman Holiday Court’s Favorite was a 1970 Chevy Chevelle owned by Robert Fetter of Albany.
The Mayor’s Choice went to a 1955 Chevy Nomad owned by Ken and Sue Jones of Springfield.
Sunshine Industries’ Choice was a 1930 Ford Coupe owned by Bob Stone of Sweet Home.
Best in Class award winners included the following:
n Best Model A (1929-31) and Best Model A Coupe/Sedan: A four-door Ford sedan owned by Gary Linkel of Sweet Home.
n Best Model A Roadster or Touring Car: 1932 Ford Model A owned by Shawn Anderson of Sweet Home.
n Corvette C1: 1959 Corvette owned by Al Sather of Turner.
n Corvette C2: 1963 Corvette owned by Pat and Faye Melius of Turner.
n Corvette C3: 1975 Corvette owned by Bob Eaton of Veneta.
n Corvette C4: 1996 Corvette owned by Mary Hobson of Turner.
n Corvette C5: 2001 Corvette owned by Ray Roske of Jefferson.
n Corvette C6: 2008 Corvette owned by Tom Barratt of Albany.
n Corvette C7: 2016 Corvette owned by Lee and Patty Cray of Albany.
n Thunderbird: 1965 Thunderbird owned by Ken Phillips of Florence.
n Mustang: 1966 Mustang owned by Zachary McLaughlin of Eugene.
n Camaro: 1967 Camaro RS owned by Delores and Ron Dunaway of Sweet Home.
n Pontiac: 2011 Lemans owned by Mike and Andrea Rotti of Lebanon.
n Chevelle: 1967 Chevelle owned by Brian Womack of Sweet Home.
n Nova: 1972 Nova owned by Phil Krantz of Lebanon.
n GTO and Muscle Car: 1968 Pontiac GTO owned by Randy Lindemann of Salem.
n Street Rod: 1932 Ford Coupe owned by James Boman of Pleasant Hill.
n Rat Rod: 1927 rat rod pickup owned by Danny and Lanie Murasko of Redmond.
n Modern Muscle: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS owned by Jerry Barber of Newport.
n Wagon and Deliveries: 1956 Ford panel truck owned by Joe Hilleary of Albany.
n Pro-Street: 1937 Chevy pickup owned by Alex Penna of Albany.
n Tri-5 Chevy: 210 owned by Randy Pendergraft of Sweet Home.
n Ford: 1955 Ford Victorian owned by Larry Walker of Springfield.
n Mopar: 1968 Dodge Dart owned by Michael Vallard of Bend.
n Imports: VW Bug owned by Chris Simmons of Sweet Home.
n Orphan: 1939 Crosley Coupe owned by Steve and Gretchen Roberts of Eagle Point.
n Work-In-Progress: 1978 Chevy Pickup (Skittles) owned by Devon Dixon of Sweet Home.
n Best ’20s Car: 1929 Chevy Sedan owned by Bob and Carolyn McDermed of Sweet Home.
n Best ’30s Car: 1930 Ford Coupe owned by Bob Stone of Sweet Home.
n Best ’40s Car: 1941 Chevy Master Deluxe owned by David Metcalfe of Springfield.
n Best ’50s Car: 1958 Ford owned by Tim Bartel of Albany.
n Best ’60s Car: 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible owned by Randy and Sheree Corrigan of Albany.
n Best ’70s Cars: 1970 AMC Javelin owned by Mike and Bobbi Ewing of Eugene.
n Best ’80s Cars: 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo owned by Jim Kopetski of Scio.
n Best ’90s and Newer Cars: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS owned by Jerry Barber of Newport.
n Best Stock 4x4: 1947 Willys CJ2A owned by Karlston Peck of Albany.
n Best Modified 4x4: 1984 Chevy K5 owned by Dustin Loewen of Sweet Home.
n Best Obscenely Modified 4x4: 1978 Chevy K10 pickup (Skittles) owned by Devon Dixon of Sweet Home.
n 4x4 Work In Progress: 1956 Willys Wagon owned by Terry Lindemann of Aumsville.
n Best ’20s Pickup: 1924 Ford DeRat Hack owned by Cecil and Kay Misner of Lebanon.
n Best ’30s Pickup: 1930 Ford AA owned by Todd Taylor of Dallas.
n Best ’40s Pickup: 1949 Willys Jeep owned by John Jurica of Sweet Home.
n Best ’50s Pickup: 1955 Ford F100 owned by Sandy Coyne of Florence.
n Best ’60s Pickup: 1968 Chevy Stepside pickup owned by John Burksheimer of Port Angeles, Wash.
n Best ’70s Pickup: 1970 Ford F100 owned by Mike Hughes of Salem.
n Best ’80s Pickup: 1984 Chevy K5 owned by Dustin Loewen of Sweet Home.
n Best ’90s and Newer Pickup: 2001 Ford Lightning owned by Donna Mattioli of Newport.
n Best Stock Motorcycle: 2000 Harley Heritage Softtail owned by Dave Lewis of Sweet Home.
n Best Vintage Motorcycle: 1997 Harley Heritage owned by David Kem of Sweet Home.
n Best Custom Built Motorcycle: 2017 Harley Street Rod owned by Wade and Kylie Campbell of Sweet Home.
n Best “Bagger” Motorcycle: 2019 Harley Road Glide owned by Dwight Stauffer of Lebanon.
n Best Trike Motorcycle: 2019 Harley Trike owned by Ian Mowry of Sweet Home.
n Best Nostalgic Semi Truck: 1979 Mack Super Liner owned by Dave Hermans of Lebanon.
n Best Working Class Semi Truck: 2019 Kenworth W900 operated by Nick Desmond, owned by Robert L. Rice Trucking of Sweet Home.
n Best Log Truck: 2017 Kenworth W900 operated by Tim Seth, owned by Robert Rice Trucking of Sweet Home.
n Best Mini Truck: 1979 Datsun 620 pickup owned by Devon Dixon of Sweet Home.
n Best Vintage Trailer: 2009 Shasta Camper owned by Debbie Jewell of Lebanon.
n Hard Luck: 1991 Chevy S10 owned by Bob Day.
n Chick Magnet: 1969 Ford Mustang owned by Joe Rich of Florence.
n Best Investment: 2017 Kenworth W900 operated by Tim Seth, owned by Robert L. Rice Trucking of Sweet Home.
n Best Make-Out Car: 1958 Ford Fairlane and matching boat owned by Tim and Joy Bartel of Albany.
n Best Oldie But Goodie: 1955 Chevy Nomad owned by Ken Jones of Springfield.
n Best Interior: 1956 Ford Pickup owned by Vaughn Blasingame of Scio.
n Best 6 Cylinder: 2019 Kenworth 560 operated by Nick Desmond, owned by Robert L. Rice Trucking of Sweet Home.
n Best Paint: 1970 AMC Javelin owned by Mike and Bobbie Ewing of Eugene.
n Coolest Flames: 1970 AMC Javelin owned by Mike and Bobbie Ewing of Eugene.
n Best Convertible: 1949 Crosley Hot Shot owned by Gretchen Roberts of Eagle Point.
n Best Chrome: 1934 Ford Pickup owned by Burlon and Mimi Miller of Sweet Home.
n Best Engine: 1934 Ford Pickup owned by Burlon and Mimi Miller of Sweet Home.
n Best Military Vehicle: 1944 Willys Jeep owned by Louie White of Lebanon.
n Most Patriotic: 1975 Corvette owned by Bob Eaton of Veneta.
n Most Politically Correct: 2016 Ford Pickup driven by Sgt. Chase Chowning, owned by the U.S Marine Corp of Albany.
n Burn Out Pit Crowd Favorite: 1963 GMC pickup owned by Craig Putney of Albany.
n Best Exotic: 1939 Crosley Coupe owned by Steve Roberts of Eagle Point.
n Fun Ride: 1950 Mercury LED Sled owned by Joe Hilleary of Albany.
n Hidden Jewel: 1966 AC Shelby Cobra owned by Mike Coffey of Albany.
n Best Graphics: 1970 AMC Javelin owned by Mike and Bobbie Ewing of Eugene.
n Longest Distance Driven: 1932 Ford Roadster owned by John Goring of San Diego, Calif.
n Club Participation: Beaver State Corvette Club (club receives $100 towards charity of their choice).