Cassopolis couple win Best of Show at Rod and RollPublished 3:25pm Sunday, August 18, 2013
Tim and Terrie Tabbert of Cassopolis won Best of Show at Saturday’s 23rd annual Dowagiac Rod and Roll Classic Auto Show with a bright red 1961 Ford Econoline pickup.
Miss Dowagiac Amanda Hassle presented her Queen’s Choice Award to Dick Machalleck of Coloma driving a black 2000 Plymouth Prowler.
Two hundred and seven vintage vehicles entered.
Trophies are awarded to the top 20 vote-getters.
Dave Stolpe of Dowagiac Auto Body said what stood out to voters about the Econoline pickup was, “It’s so clean, straight and perfect. It’s unique the way it’s done. It’s not a ‘belly-button car’ that everybody’s got one. That’s a car guy word. Red is always a winner, too.”
Second: Roger and Joyce Yerrington from Benton Harbor, a 1965 Ford Mustang.
Third: Ken Lane from Niles, a 1963 Chevrolet Impala.
Fourth: Dick Bragagnini from Schoolcraft, a 1961 Corvette.
Fifth: Bob Rose from Three Rivers, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird.
Sixth: Larry Soto from Allegan, a 1957 Ford Skyliner.
Seventh: Buck Clobridge from Niles, a 1949 Mercury which won Best of Show in 2012.
Eighth: Terry Karre from Elkhart, a 1955 Chevy truck.
Ninth: Tim Onding from Kalamazoo, a 1950 Hudson Commodore.
10th: Jim Wood from Osceola, a 1948 Chevrolet Woody.
11th: Bruce Gooding from Stevensville, a 1955 Ford Sunliner.
12th: Roger Van Arsdale from Granger, a 1939 DeSoto.
13th: Allen Bernth from South Bend, a 1929 Ford pickup.
14th: Dawn Eversole from Stevensville, a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle.
15th: Tom Meiser from Dowagiac, a 1916 Ford Express Truck.
16th: Dick Bender from Vandalia, a 1947 Chevy Convertible.
17th: Jim Dechnik from Kalamazoo, a 1958 Chevrolet Impala.
18th: Pat Williams from Elkhart, a 1956 Chevy Bel Air.
19th: Chuck Tuttle from Bellevue, a 1939 Mercury 99A.
20th: Paul Turrell from Niles, a 1950 Chevy Bel Air.
Third-year co-chairs Kris Lamphere and Jen Stolpe thanked the street crew of Dave Stolpe, Pat Harding, Jonathon Runyon, John Ferrier, Austin Baker, Nick Johnson, Butch White, Larry Greenman and Jay Greenman and the gazebo crew from Honor Credit Union for their help.