Scott Hensley’s GTO tops field of 387


The 21st Annual Shiner Pride Car Show attracted a near record number of entries as car enthusiasts packed Rising Sun’s downtown on Sunday, July 9th.

With beautiful weather and not a cloud in the sky, Scott Hensley’s 1970 Pontiac GTO earned the Best of Show trophy, presented by Mayor Brent Bascom and new band director Tyler Umpleby.

Hensley was one of 387 motorcycles, cars, and trucks in this year’s show.

Other top prizes went to:

Best Overall Motorcycle- Paul Hite, ’09 Harley;

Best Truck 1900-1956- Ron Klapper, ’48 Chevy Pick-up;

Best Truck 1957-1988- Justin Richmond, ’82 Jeep CJ-7;

Best Truck 1989- 2007- Rinda Oren, ’90 Nissan Mini Truck;

Best Truck 2008-2017- Dusty Whiteford, 2012 Toyota Takoma;

Best Overall Truck- Ron Powell, ’57 Mack B-61;

Best Car 2008-2017- Sherry Sprague, ’13 Corvette;

Best Car 1992-2007- Chris White, ’98 Corvette;

Best Car 1973-1991- Bill House, ’88 Pontiac Fiero;

Best Car 1963-1972- Brian M., ’68 Plymouth Barracuda;

Best Car 1949-1962- Bob Kindred, ’58 MG Roadster;

Best Car 1900- 1948- Dan and Bev Koons, ’34 Ford Coupe;

Club Participation- River City Classics;

Shiner Choice- Kevin Otter, ’91 Pontiac Trans-Am;

VIP Hot Road Award- Rose Dietz, ’64 Pontiac Tempest;

Jess Birgy Memorial- Lynn and Doug Gough, 59 Chevy;

Buck, Verna & Alan Lovern Memorial- Louis and Betty Stoner, ’29 Chevy.

Robin Kittle Memorial- Ken and Diane Smith, ’51 Chevy;

Best GM- Terry Beasley, ’67 Camaro;

Best Mopar- Steve Winters, ’68 Coronet;

Best Ford- Ross Coffey, ’69 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Best Engine;Ron Barker, ’63 Chevy Nova;

Best Orphan- Jesse Benight, ’51 Willy S

Best Paint- Adam Grace, ’71 Olds Cutlass;

Best Interior- Ray McIntosh, ’55 Chevy Hardtop;

Best Pre-49 Steel- Joe Pupania, ’34 Ford.

See additional individual class trophy winners on page B-7.