Rocky Mount UMC Car Show was a rousing success
BY DEBBIE PAGE
Folks enjoyed the cool, sunny weather on Saturday morning as they browsed through a wide array of cars, trucks, and motorcycles from the early 1900s to brand new rides.
Organizer Gary Glase said nearly 115 entrants turned out for the event, topping last year’s numbers.
Glase was thrilled with the diversity of vehicles that appeared this year. “There’s quite a few very interesting cars. One of the most interesting is a 1919 Indian motorcycle, a very historic piece. The gentleman who owns it actually drove it in here. That’s kind of unique that something that old is still on the road.”
Enthusiasts enjoyed looking at the gleaming motors and pristine interiors and getting the background stories about the vehicle’s history and restoration process. Afterwards, they munched on free hot dogs and chips and took tours of the new sanctuary and other recently completed facilities.
Attendees voted on their favorites to determine the show’s winners.
• Kids Choice Bike: Walter Oreal, Catawba; 1919 Indian
• Kids Choice Car: Mark Olejarezy, Mooresville; 1923 Ford T-Bucket
• Pastors Choice Bike: Andrew Humm, Mooresville; 2015 Indian Chief Vintage
• Pastors Choice Car: Gene Dagonhurt, Statesville; 1961 Buick Invicta
• People’s Choice Bike: Donnie Goodman, Cornelius; 2003 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic
• People’s Choice Car: Brad Newton, Mooresville; 1969 Chevrolet Camaro