Annual Great River Car Show and Cruise held July 18 in McGregor

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The annual Great River Car Show and Cruise, put on by the McGregor Achievement Club, was held Saturday, July 18, in McGregor. The event had a total of 54 cars, including this 1960 Austin Healey entered by Mike Borwig of Swisher, which took home first place in the sports car category and was the McGregor mayor’s choice. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The annual Great River Car Show and Cruise, put on by the McGregor Achievement Club, was held July 18 in McGregor. The event had a total of 54 car show entrants.

First- through third-place winners in each category included:

Classic Car

Robert (Chopper) Thornton, McGregor, 1956 Chevy 150 Wagon

Jeremy Wemark, Calmar, 1965 Buick Grand Sport 

Doug Farley, McGregor, 1963 Chevy Impala

Antique Car

Erik Wedo, Waukon, 1949 Dodge Meadowbrook 

Erik Wedo, Waukon, 1931 Chrysler 

Truck

Brian and Rose Caley, Plateville, Wis., 1960 Apache 10 

Scott Bucholtz, Weyauwega, Wis., 1996 Ford F-150

Andrew Hardy, Mineral Point, Wis., 1992 Chevy Silverado

Special Interest

Chuck Larson, Elgin, 1954 Mercury Monterey

Don Hafke, Prairie du Chien, 1966 Olds Vista Cruiser

John Fassbinder, Prairie du Chien, 1970 Mercedes 280SE

Muscle Car

David Decker, Postville, 1971 Plymouth Cuda

Lanny Kuhse, Garnavillo, 1965 Pontiac GTO   

Tim Sauter, Luana, 1968 Cutlass 442

Street Rod

John Lenhart, Elkader, 1936 Plymouth Coupe

Randy Thornton, Marquette, 1936 Hudson Terraplane  

Sports Car

Mike Borwig, Swisher, 1960 Austin Healey

Gary Meyer, Garnavillo, 1968 Chevy Corvette

Dustin Faulkner, Boscobel, Wis., 2013 Scion FRS  

Late Model

Andy Dalton, Boscobel, Wis., 1977 Chevy Camaro 

Dick Burroughs, Guttenberg, 2010 Ford Mustang Roush 

LuAnn Martins, Monona, 2002 Pontiac Trans Am

The Marquette mayor’s choice, selected by Norma Mason, was a 1965 GTO entered by Lanny Kuhse of Garnavillo. The McGregor mayor’s choice, selected by Janet Hallberg for Harold Brooks, was a 1960 Austin Healey entered by Mike Borwig of Swisher.

The People’s Choice Award, which was selected by the public, went to a 1956 Chevy 150 Wagon entered by Robert (Chopper) Thornton of McGregor.

The raffle grand prize award of a two-night stay at The Natural Gait went to Darci Jones. First Prize—a one-night grand master suite stay at the Americ Inn—went to Jason Schubert. Second prize—a one-night stay at Sadie’s Cabin—went to Doug Farley. Third prize—a one-night stay at Cobblestone Inn and Suites—went to Brenda Fabert.

Thirty total raffle prizes were handed out, including other prizes from Lady Luck Casino,  O’Reilly Auto Parts, Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery, Riverview Inn, Sadie’s Sweet Shop,  McGregor Pharmacy, Maggie’s Diner, Hair Hut, Thornton Transportation, Fantastic Sam’s, Hardee’s, Brown’s Sales & Leasing, Eagles Landing Winery, Café McGregor and McGregor Achievement Club.

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