Pettie Harkins of Goodland, Kan., pictured with Car Nutz member Kent Silvester, took the Club’s Choice award at the 13th annual Car Nutz Cruize-In show during the Chase County Fair with her 1950 Ford custom two door. (Johnson Publications photo
The coveted People’s Choice award at this year’s Car Nutz Cruize-In show during the Chase County Fair was awarded to Allen Janas of North Platte, pictured here with club member Leroy Musick, for his 1963 Chevy Impala SS. (Johnson Publications photo)
Top Rat Rod honors at the Car Nutz Cruize-In went to Jack McKinzie of McCook again this year for his 1934 Chevy Rat Rod. He’s pictured with club member Merl Miller, who also makes all the trophies awarded at the show. (Johnson Publications photo)
North Platte man takes People’s Choice at Car Nutz Cruize-in
A 1963 Chevorlet Impala SS owned by Allen Janas of North Platte was selected as the People’s Choice best in show at the 13th annual Car Nutz Cruize-In held Saturday, Aug. 19, during the Chase County Fair.
Winning the Club’s Choice award was Pettie Harkins of Goodland, Kan., with her 1950 Ford custom two door.
Class winners were chosen in categories based on the cars’ ages and there was a separate class for owners under 21. Awards were also given for best interior, paint, engine and rat rod.
Class A (Pre 1948)
Top 4 Winners—Fred Hoffman, Imperial, 1946 Ford sedan two door; Elden Fisher, North Platte, 1948 Chevorlet Fleetmaster; Dan Wallin, Grant, 1930 Chevorlet four door sedan; Black Stegman, Oshkosh, 1937 Chevorlet sedan.
Class B (1949-1963)
Top 5 Winners—John and Carol Merksick, North Platte, 1954 Chevrolet Delivery sedan; Allen Janas, North Platte, 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS; Nick Merksick, North Platte, 1954 Chevorlet BelAir; Jim and Erlene Coghill, Ogallala, 1956 Chevorlet BelAir.
Class C (1964-1974)
Top 4 Winners—Tom Sowle, North Platte, 1968 Ford Mustang; Earl Rosenberg, North Platte, 1970 Plymouth Cuda; Kevin Gordon, North Platte, 1968 Pontiac Firebird; Lenora Gordon, North Platte, 1968 Chevorlet Camaro.
Class D (1975-1985)
Top Winner—Tim and Terri Stevens, McCook, 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle; Neil Noel, Beaver City, 1977 Chevrolet Malibu Classic SW.
Class E (1986-Present)
Top 5 Winners—Anthony Ham, Benkelman, 2017 Ford Mustang GT; Richard and Donna Hernandez, North Platte, 2004 Ford Mustang; Sherry and Del Harsh, Cambridge, 1989 Chrysler Maserati; Doran Jessee, Benkelman, 2015 Dodge Hellcat.
Class F (Open Class)
Top 3 Winners—Keith and Linda Williams, North Platte, 2010 Chevrolet SS Camaro; Mason Fanning, Enders, 1970 Volkswagon bus.
Class G (Pickup Class)
Top 2 Winners—Al Kuenning, North Platte, 1967 Chevorlet El Camino; Duane Grosback, Enders, GMC Pickup; Dan Rempel, McCook, 1938 Chevorlet pickup; Pete Jensen, St. Francis, Kan., 1953 Ford F-100 pickup.
Class H (Under-21 Class)
Top 3 Winners—Pettie Harkins, Goodland, Kan., 1950 Ford Custom two door; Courtney Stegman, Oshkosh, 1984 Chevorlet C10; Nathanael Rau, Imperial, 1964 Pontiac GTO.
Class R (Rat Rod)
Top 2 Winners—Jack McKenzie, McCook, 1934 Rat Rod; Mike Taylor, Grant, 1949 Pontiac Tub Rat Rod.
People’s Choice—Allen Janas, North Platte, 1963 Chevorlet Impala SS.
Club’s Choice—Pettie Harkins, Goodland, Kan., 1950 Ford custom two door.
Best Rat Rod—Jack McKenzie, McCook, 1934 Chevorlet Rat Rod.
Best Interior—Elden Fisher, North Platte, 1948 Chevorlet Fleetmaster.
Best Paint—Kevin Gordon, North Platte, 1967 Pontiac GTO.
Best Engine—Tom Sowle, North Platte, 1968 Ford Mustang.