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Rodarama car show kicks off the cruising season

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Thirteen was the lucky number for the Manitoba Street Rod Association, as the club hosted its 13th annual Rondex Rodarama Car Show last weekend at the East End Arena in Transcona.

Crowds were great all weekend and with an amazing variety of antique, custom and special-interest vehicles on display, the consensus from everyone involved was that this year's event was another raging success.

Branded as the province's most traditional indoor car show, fans enjoyed an up-close look at more than 100 locally owned special-interest vehicles and also had the opportunity to see the latest and greatest offerings from vendors who cater to the automotive hobby.

Throughout the weekend, money was also raised in support of the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation.

Hats off to everyone involved! In addition to the fantastic weekend of showing and shining, it was also big fun to witness all of these amazing vehicles roll out of the East End Arena on Sunday evening and hit the streets for another great summer of cruising in Manitoba!

2012 MSRA RODARAMA Car Show winners

Class presentations

First-place awards are sponsored by Superior Asphalt Paving Company and second place is sponsored by South Beach Casino & Resort.

Street Rod - 1934 & older

1st Place - Harold Kuipers, 1930 Model A Woodie

2nd Place - Merl Friesen, 1930 Model A sedan


Street Rod - 1935 - 48

1st Place - Gary Misko, 1939 Willys

2nd Place - Doug Bodnar, 1946 Mercury Covertible


Classic Restored - 25 years & older

1st Place - Larry Dyck, 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne

2nd Place - Richard & Joanne Gregoire, 1957 Volkswagen


Unrestored original - 25 years & older

1st Place - Ron Sweeney, 1953 Chevrolet Convertible

2nd Place - Brian McGinity, 1957 Chevrolet Convertible


Muscle Cars - 1964 - 72 Factory Production

1st Place - Walter Dyck, 1967 Plymouth GTX

2nd Place - Gerry Saunders, 1968 AMC Rogue


Muscle Cars - 1964 - 72 Modified

1st Place - Scott Leonard, 1969 Plymouth Satellite

2nd Place - Jake Wiebe, 1968 Camaro


Custom 1949 - 74

1st Place - Will Slota, 1959 Chevrolte Impala

2nd Place - Paul Roy, 1954 Plymouth Wagon


Street Machine - 1949 - 75

1st Place - Jeff Sawler, 1970 Chevelle

2nd Place - Jerry Molard, 1956 Chevrolet


Trucks - 25 years and older (including vans)

1st Place - Tony Maartense, 1956 Chevrolet

2nd Place - Aime Buisse, 1955 Ford F-100



1st Place - Greg Byrnes, 1984 Corvette

2nd Place - Bob Forsythe, 1971 Dodge Demon


Special Interest Vehicle

1st Place - David Lenton, 1968 Olds Cutlass

2nd Place - Dave Denby, 1955 Ford Crown Victoria


Work in Progress

(Evidence of work must be clearly visible)

1st Place - Ken Wiebe, 1932 Ford Coupe

2nd Place - Rance Pritchard, 1941 Lincoln Zephyr


Special Awards

Tom Milne Memorial Driver Award

(Sponsored by Piston Ring)

Doug & Phyllis Bodnar, Saskatoon, 1946 Mercury Convertible


NAACC "Epitomizing the Hobby" Award - Gord Forman Manitoba Director

Jason Taylor, 1929 Model A sedan


"Koolest Ol' Skool Rod or Kustom"

(Selected and presented by "Uncle" Bill Harrison of VaVa Voom Garage.)

Rance Pritchard, 1941 Lincoln Zephyr


Mayor's Choice Award

(Sponsored by The Mayor's Office.)

Gary Lambert, 1926 Ford T Coupe


A & W Choice Award

(Sponsored by Craig Falconer of A&W Polo Park)

Bob Allen, Brandon, 1932 Ford Coupe


Best GM

(Sponsored by the Gauthier Auto Group)

Larry Dyck, 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne


Best Ford

(Sponsored by Gauthier Auto Group)

Aime Buisse, 1955 Ford F-100


Best Mopar

(Sponsored by Eastern Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd.)

Scott Leonard, Lloydminster, AB,1969 Plymouth Satellite


Best Paint and Body

(Sponsored by Rondex Ltd.)

Larry Dyck, 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne


Rising Star Award

(Registered owner is 25 years' old or under. Sponsored by the Lechman Family with a $200 cash award donated by Bob Forzley.)

Rising Star - Danielle Korne, 1953 Pontiac Sedan


People's Choice Award

(Selected by the public voting. This award is sponsored by Canadian Hot Rods Magazine based in Nanaimo, B.C.)

People's Choice - Harold Kuipers, Brandon, 1930 Model A Woodie


Best of Show

(Sponsored by the Trophy Connection)

Harold Kuipers, Brandon, 1930 Model A Woodie

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 4, 2012 F2

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