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Claytor Lake Festival car show winners announced

Organizers of the annual Claytor Lake Festival have released the names of winners of the 2009 car, truck and motorcycle show held June 13.
The festival drew approximately 13,000 people, and featured a variety of activities in addition to the automobile show. Other activities included a fishing tournament; arts, crafts and food vendors; a Family Fun Run; sand castle building contest; remote control model airplane and car demonstrations; live music through out the day; and antique fire trucks.
The car, truck and motorcycle show included 108 entrants. Show winners were from Pulaski County and several surrounding localities. Winners were:
• 1939 and Earlier Original: Thomas Lutz from Pulaski. He displayed a 1925 Ford Model T Coupe that he has owned for 32 years and purchased in Indianapolis, Ind. The car was as original as Henry Ford made it, including the black color.
• 1940 to 1960 Original: Steve York from Radford with his 1957 Ford Fairlane 500.
• 1961 to Present: Doug and Donna McEldowney from Blacksburg with a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. The vehicle was purchased in March 2005.
• Original Modified Class: Richard Barnett from Dublin with a 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster.
• Import Custom Class: Don and Marilyn O’Brien from Pulaski with a 1976 MG “B” Roadster.
• Muscle Car Class: Marvin Bowman from Dublin with a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6.
• Special Interest Class: Jack and Violet Akers from Dublin with a VolksMack. This vehicle was presented as a Mack Truck that was built on a Volkswagen chassis and used part of a Volkswagen body for the cab.
• Truck and Pickup Class: Larry Lemons from Dublin with a 1953 Ford pickup
• Road Tractor Class: Jack and Violet Akers from Dublin with a 1964 Mack Model B53. Jack Akers has supported the Claytor Lake Car Show several times over the years the car show has been held.
• Motorcycle/Cruiser Class: Wimpy Akers with a 2005 Honda Gold Wing equipped with a Champion sidecar trike kit and piggy back trailer. The modification to the motorcycle includes a Toyota pickup rear end. Wimpy Akers, along with his father Jack as a passenger, are frequently seen on Pulaski County roads.
• Best Display Class: Jason Powers from Roanoke with a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. The Cobalt was equipped with Extreme Audio and Video upgrades. The vehicle also included exterior graphics, was lowered and performance modifications made to the drive train.
• Restoration In Progress Class: Michael Collins from Shawsville with a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster.
• Emergency Response Vehicle Class: Bobby Clark, emergency services coordinator for Pulaski County with a 2008 Dodge Durango.
• Motorcycle/Custom Cruiser Class: Swede Roy Blevins of Max Meadows with a 2004 Custom Low Life Motorcycle.
• Domestic Custom Class: Bear Smith of Pearisburg with a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air.

Car show organizer Ron Coake said there were many vehicles, owners and sponsors who made the car show a success. Everyone who attended and contributed is appreciated.

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Claytor Lake Festival car show winners announced

Organizers of the annual Claytor Lake Festival have released the names of winners of the 2009 car, truck and motorcycle show held June 13.
The festival drew approximately 13,000 people, and featured a variety of activities in addition to the automobile show. Other activities included a fishing tournament; arts, crafts and food vendors; a Family Fun Run; sand castle building contest; remote control model airplane and car demonstrations; live music through out the day; and antique fire trucks.
The car, truck and motorcycle show included 108 entrants. Show winners were from Pulaski County and several surrounding localities. Winners were:
• 1939 and Earlier Original: Thomas Lutz from Pulaski. He displayed a 1925 Ford Model T Coupe that he has owned for 32 years and purchased in Indianapolis, Ind. The car was as original as Henry Ford made it, including the black color.
• 1940 to 1960 Original: Steve York from Radford with his 1957 Ford Fairlane 500.
• 1961 to Present: Doug and Donna McEldowney from Blacksburg with a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. The vehicle was purchased in March 2005.
• Original Modified Class: Richard Barnett from Dublin with a 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster.
• Import Custom Class: Don and Marilyn O’Brien from Pulaski with a 1976 MG “B” Roadster.
• Muscle Car Class: Marvin Bowman from Dublin with a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6.
• Special Interest Class: Jack and Violet Akers from Dublin with a VolksMack. This vehicle was presented as a Mack Truck that was built on a Volkswagen chassis and used part of a Volkswagen body for the cab.
• Truck and Pickup Class: Larry Lemons from Dublin with a 1953 Ford pickup
• Road Tractor Class: Jack and Violet Akers from Dublin with a 1964 Mack Model B53. Jack Akers has supported the Claytor Lake Car Show several times over the years the car show has been held.
• Motorcycle/Cruiser Class: Wimpy Akers with a 2005 Honda Gold Wing equipped with a Champion sidecar trike kit and piggy back trailer. The modification to the motorcycle includes a Toyota pickup rear end. Wimpy Akers, along with his father Jack as a passenger, are frequently seen on Pulaski County roads.
• Best Display Class: Jason Powers from Roanoke with a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. The Cobalt was equipped with Extreme Audio and Video upgrades. The vehicle also included exterior graphics, was lowered and performance modifications made to the drive train.
• Restoration In Progress Class: Michael Collins from Shawsville with a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster.
• Emergency Response Vehicle Class: Bobby Clark, emergency services coordinator for Pulaski County with a 2008 Dodge Durango.
• Motorcycle/Custom Cruiser Class: Swede Roy Blevins of Max Meadows with a 2004 Custom Low Life Motorcycle.
• Domestic Custom Class: Bear Smith of Pearisburg with a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air.

Car show organizer Ron Coake said there were many vehicles, owners and sponsors who made the car show a success. Everyone who attended and contributed is appreciated.

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