Car-B-Q results are in
PLYMOUTH — Big boys (and girls) and their “toys” turned out to strut their stuff while helping the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County last Saturday at the third annual P-town Car-B-Q Showdown, held behind Oliver Ford Lincoln in Plymouth. The total collected for the charity is still being calculated at this time.
A car/truck/motorcycle show headlined the event with 82 vehicles spit-shined to their very brightest to help raise funds for the charity, and several more coming to “just hang out.”
Show organizer Jeff Rice was pleased that the number of participants, and, more than the numbers was impressed by the quality and variety of vehicles on display.
People’s Choice winner was a 1957 Chevy truck owned by Bob Eley of Argos, and the Mayor’s Choice award went to a 195 Mercury Park Lane Maurauder owned by Linda Steininger of Plymouth. The Kenny Luse Memorial award went to Jerry Lozier of Tippecanoe for his 1957 Chevy 210 hardtop. (Other winners are listed below.)
Wheels and engines weren’t the only things on display, as competition was “firey” in the BBQ Grill-off. While competition in the standards (chicken, ribs, brisket) caused the judges to lick their fingers more than once that day, it was the “other” category that produced the most unusual entry: BBQ’d balogna. Though it didn’t take the title, it certainly garnered interest and more than a few curious looks when revealed.
Fourteen teams competed in the Cornhole Competition, organized by Brian and Wendy Haenes. With just the right amount of height and distance, Braden and Jay Moon snagged first place, with Steve Knebel and Ryan Glingle taking second, and Jim Brown and Bob Dunn coming in third.
Plans are already underway for next year’s event, scheduled for July 20, 2013.
Other winners of the car show include:
• Best Paint: 1933 Chevy Standard Coupe (red with flames), owned by Don Buhtel.
• Motorcycles: First place, 2005 Harley Davidson owned by Steve Yuhasz. Second place, 2001 Yamaha V-Max owned by Jeff Carson.
• Best Stock overall: 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8, owned by Kevin and Nancy Bammerlin.
• Best Stock 2000 or newer: First place, 2003 Chevy Corvette owned by Charlie and Paula Ferman. Second place, 2012 Ford Mustang owned by Kevin Birchmeier. Third place, 2007 Ford Mustang owned by David Birchmeier, Fourth place, 2001 Chevy 206 Corvette owned by Brian Klinger.
• Best Stock 1980-1999: First place, 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo owned by Larry Hoglund, Second place, 1981 Pontiac Firebird owned by Pee Wee Warren, Third place, 1989 GMC pickup owned by Bill Dietrich, Fourth place, 1986 Chevy Corvette owned by Mike Perdue.
• Best Stock pre-1980: Tie for first and second place, 1986 Olds Cutlass owned by Fred Leone and 1971 Chevy Camaro Z28 owned by Bill Pickens, Third place, 1965 305 Stock C10 Chevy truck owned by Willie Weeks, Fourth place, 1961 Pontiac Ventura owned by Bill Steininger.
• Best Custom overall: 2012 Dodge Challenger owned by George Graves.
• Best Custom 2000 or newer: First place, 2000 Chevy S10 Extreme owned by Jim Hoglund, Second place, 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser owned by Bev Seltenright.
• Best Custom 1980-1999: First place, 1997 Ford Ranger owned by J.D. Gunn, Second place, 1994 Mustang Boss Shinoda owned by Jay Powell.
• Best Custom pre-1980: First place, 1965 Ford Mustang fastback owned by Richard H. Miller, Second place, 1934 Ford Coupe owned by Ken Wiegand, Third place, 1950 2 door custom coupe Ford owned by Steve and Jan Miller, Fourth place, 1954 Ford F 100 owned by Bruce Bordner.
Other competition results are as follows:
Cornhole contest: Brandon and Jay Moon, Steve Knebel and Ryan Gingle, and Jim Brown and Bob Dunn.
Chicken — Mountain Man BBQ (Trent Campbell)
Ribs — Sumo BBQ (James Kunze)
Brisket — Sumo BBQ (Jim Kunze)
Other — Mountain Man BBQ (Trent Campbell) for pulled pork butt, Bruce’s Big Grill (Bruce Ruffing) for bologna
Best team name: Roustabout
Best team spirit: Mountain Man BBQ
Best display: Bruce’s Big Grill