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Published on July 1, 2014 1:22PM

Norm Nelson of Canyon City got a kick out of a 1926 Ford T-Bucket owned by Lyle Powers. Powers won the 40’s and older category at the car show.

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Norm Nelson of Canyon City got a kick out of a 1926 Ford T-Bucket owned by Lyle Powers. Powers won the 40’s and older category at the car show.

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Ralph Davis of John Day, left, and Ron Rieger of Mt. Vernon catch up at the John Day Elks Lodge #1824 Classic Car Cruise In. The pair were getting a good look at Burns resident Chuck Vanhise’s 1952 F-5 Ford which won the truck category.

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Ralph Davis of John Day, left, and Ron Rieger of Mt. Vernon catch up at the John Day Elks Lodge #1824 Classic Car Cruise In. The pair were getting a good look at Burns resident Chuck Vanhise’s 1952 F-5 Ford which won the truck category.

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John Nydam’s cherry red 1936 Ford Coupe was a hit at the car show.

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John Nydam’s cherry red 1936 Ford Coupe was a hit at the car show.

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Larry Martin of John Day, left, scans the lineup of vehicles at last Saturday’s Elks car show.

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Larry Martin of John Day, left, scans the lineup of vehicles at last Saturday’s Elks car show.

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James Allison, 9, left, and Jade Allison, 7, both of Mt. Vernon, were among several youth racing RC vehicles over a rocky course at Saturday’s car show in John Day.

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James Allison, 9, left, and Jade Allison, 7, both of Mt. Vernon, were among several youth racing RC vehicles over a rocky course at Saturday’s car show in John Day.

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Warming up Saturday, Monty Eldon provided music for last Saturday’s event as well as a dance that night.

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Warming up Saturday, Monty Eldon provided music for last Saturday’s event as well as a dance that night.

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Levi Lane’s ’69 Chevy Camaro was just one of the “awesome” vehicles at Saturday’s Classic Car Cruise In.

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Levi Lane’s ’69 Chevy Camaro was just one of the “awesome” vehicles at Saturday’s Classic Car Cruise In.

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JOHN DAY – Bright blue skies and two dozen classic vehicles were shining at last Saturday’s “2014 Classic Car Cruise In” at the John Day Elks Lodge #1824.

Visitors browsed the array of vehicles, ranging from a 1936 Ford Coupe owned by John Nydam of Canyon City to a 1970 Dodge Challenger owned by Andy Lane of Canyon City.

Norm Nelson of Canyon City was happy to see a 1926 Ford T-Bucket Roadster.

“I used to have a ’27 Ford T Roadster pickup, around 1960,” he said.

Event organizers were Vern Flanary, Dennis Flippence and Janel Parker.

Elks Exhalted Ruler Angie Jones was also on hand to help at the event, which she said went well.

“All the proceeds from the event go to the Elks Veterans Program,” she said, adding that entry fees went toward prizes for the winners.

The fund-raisers included a “Wheel of Fortune,” a barbecue and a sledgehammer event that had folks hammering on an old car.

Other activities, some starting on Friday, included a vehicle parts sale in the parking lot, an indoor flea market and music by Monty Eldon who also held a 50s-60s dance. Youth also lined up to race several RC vehicles over a course of lava rocks on Saturday.

Car show winners:

’40s and older, Lyle Powers, 1926 Ford T-Bucket

’50s, Richard Sandford III, 1953 Chevy 4X4 Pickup

’60s, Lori Lane, 1969 Chevy Camaro

’70s, Andy Lane, 1970 Dodge Challenger

Truck, Chuck Vanhise, 1952 Ford F-5 Truck

Special Interest, Sherm Carnell, 2004 homemade three-wheeler

People’s Choice, Richard Sandford III, 1953 Chevy 4X4 Pickup













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