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Vintage auto show larger this year

May 31, 2014

Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Don Cooper, of Sedalia, checks out a 1938 Chevrolet owned by John Rapp, of Boonville, in downtown Sedalia on the square during Saturday’s West Central Missouri Vintage Auto Club Car Show. “I’m just looking, I can’t afford them,” he said smiling. The annual event drew more entries this year, said master of ceremonies and club member Bob Hiller. He estimated that more than 100 vehicles were entered into the 2014 show. There were 20 categories with judging taking place by club members in the afternoon. Prizes were awarded at 3 p.m.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Bob Kowalski peers into the hood of a 1940 Chevrolet owned by Gene Woolery, of Sedalia, at Saturday’s vintage car show. “We come every year,” he said. “This is the largest I’ve ever seen it, and it’s perfect weather.” Club member Hiller said the group also had a silent auction with proceeds going back into the Sedalia community.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


A 1932 Ford three-window coupe owned by Kenny and Donna Brown, of Osage Beach, sports a fine replica of an A & W hamburger, fries and root beer from Donna’s Drive-In, perched on the driver’s window. Kenny said this was the first time for him to enter the coupe, that has only 27,000 miles on it, in the Sedalia show. The car has won several times at other vintage car shows. Kenny said he’s “no collector” but that he always has street-rods.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


With its grill spotless and sparkling, this baby-blue 1966 Cadillac, with white leather interior, dazzled visitors on Saturday at the West Central Vintage Auto Car Show in downtown Sedalia. The car is owned by Micahi Rowden, of Sedalia.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Red was one of the predominate colors for the car show Saturday. Stanley Jobe, of Sedalia, brought his red 1979 Corvette. “I bring it down every year,” he said. The Corvette won third place in 2012 at the annual vintage car show, and he said he was hoping to place again on Saturday.