CLASSICS ON DISPLAY: Col. City hosts eye-catching cars, trucks, bikes

COLUMBIA CITY — Downtown Columbia City was a veritable candy store for classic car enthusiasts Saturday as 146 participants took part in the 11th Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on the Square, an event held to benefit Junior Achievement of Whitley County.According to organizers, participants came from as far away as Battle Creek, Mich.Peoples Choice Award winner was Dan Rex of Columbia City with a 1967 Blue Chevy Nova Sedan.Other winners were as follows:1949 and olderJoe Maloni, Huntington1935 International C1 PickupSteve Shoda, Churubusco1933 Ford CoupeRichard Becker, Fort Wayne1933 Ford CoupeMax Herendeen, Churubusco1939 Buick ConvertibleYogi Yoquelet, Ashley1941 Chevy Pickup1950sBruce Bordner, Wakarusa1954 Ford F-100Mike Myers, Syracuse1957 Chevrolet Bel AirTom Stinnett, Fort Wayne1955 Chevrolet Bel AirDiane & Leroy Blessing, Churubusco1957 Chevrolet 210 4-Door Station WagonSteve Cushing, Fort Wayne1959 Volkswagon Beetle 1960sJerry & Jackie Machamer, Fort Wayne1966 Chevy Chevelle ConvertibleSherrie Brady, Churubusco1967 Chevy SS Camaro ConvertibleCam Moore, Auburn1966 Dodge ChargerGary Gordon, Churubusco1964 Chevy 400Dan Rex, Columbia City1967 Chevy Nova Sedan 1970sMauri Bordner, Columbia City1972 Ford Gran TorinoPaul Gordon, Churubusco1971 Chevy CorvetteRich Matera, Fort Wayne1972 Chevy Chevelle SSTom Wilkinson, Kimmell1978 Chevy CorvetteJosh & Jim Smith, Columbia City1979 Chevy El Camino 1980sGreg Grabner, Columbia City1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SSLarry Herron, Roanoke1985 Pontiac Trans AmRalph Wall, Columbia City1988 Buick ReattaChad Whetstone, Columbia City1981 Chevy CamaroAnna & Lynn Kirkpatrick, Columbia City1983 Pontiac Trans Am 1990sJoe Kramer, Columbia City1995 Ford F150Steve Wilhite, Warsaw1991 Chevy CorvetteCameron Hitzaman, Columbia City1997 Chevy TahoeJosh Vetor, North Webster1995 Ford MustangJerin Clements, Andrews1993 Toyota Pickup 2000 and newerBob O’Hara, Silver Lake2007 Ford GT-500 Super SnakeTim Fisher, Fort Wayne2006 Ford Mustang GTBrian Klinger, Etna Green2001 Chevy 206 CorvetteSteve & Joyce Price, Huntertown2011 Dodge Hurst ChallengerTrevor Selinger, Battle Creek, Mich.2001 Ford F-250 MotorcyclesRobert Smith, Auburn2005 Harley DavidsonCustom South Tail DeluxeJeff Wigent, Columbia City2001 Harley DavidsonLance Herbst, Columbia City1997 HD 1200 SportsterCecil Kissinger, North Webster2007 Vinto V-ThunderHeather King, Columbia CityCM200TOrganizers announced the date for next year’s show as Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.