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Cool Rides cruise into McKenzie Park

Published on August 26, 2018 2:37AM

Staff photo by Tammy Malgesini
Paul Dobrovolsky (second from right) shares about his craftsmanship in a five-year restoration project of a 1937 Chevrolet pickup during the July 14 Cool Rides car show at McKenzie Park. He drove away with best in the older truck class.

Staff photo by Tammy Malgesini Paul Dobrovolsky (second from right) shares about his craftsmanship in a five-year restoration project of a 1937 Chevrolet pickup during the July 14 Cool Rides car show at McKenzie Park. He drove away with best in the older truck class.

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Staff photo by Tammy Malgesini
The side chrome design provides a perfect accent with the whitewall tires of a 1960 Chevrolet Impala. Owned by John Hopkins, the car was on display during the July 14 Cool Rides car show in Hermiston.

Staff photo by Tammy Malgesini The side chrome design provides a perfect accent with the whitewall tires of a 1960 Chevrolet Impala. Owned by John Hopkins, the car was on display during the July 14 Cool Rides car show in Hermiston.

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A 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman station wagon owned by Bob Dobrovolsky was among the entries in the Cool Rides car show.

Staff photo by Tammy Malgesini A 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman station wagon owned by Bob Dobrovolsky was among the entries in the Cool Rides car show.

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Austin Phipps drove away with the best of show with his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS during the Cool Rides Car Show.

The event, in its 23rd year, revved up during Hermiston Funfest weekend. Presented by the Hermiston Classics Car Club, the July 14 car show filled McKenzie Park with other winners.

Those voted on by the public included: Best of show, home built: John McCall, 1932 Ford Coupe; People’s choice: Larry Stephenson, 1937 Buick Special; Andy Anderson Memorial: Larry Schnetzky, 1932 Ford Roadster.

Club members gave Jerry England a nod for his 1951 Mercury 2-door coupe. He received the Mike Monroe Memorial, which is named in honor of the longtime club member who helped organize the event.

Police Chief Award: Joyce Follis, 1965 Chevrolet Impala; Fire Chief Award: Craig Klages, 1970 Dodge Challenger RT.

Import 1980 or newer: Rick Bell, 1993 Nissan 3002X TT; Import 1979 or older: Ron Koening, 1970 Datsun 210; Truck 1960 or newer: Joe Hampton, 1966 Chevrolet C-10; Truck 1959 or older: Paul Dobrovolsky, 1937 Chevrolet Pickup; Car 2000 or newer: Mark Daugherty, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06; Car 1980-89: Jose Munoz, 1998 Pontiac Firebird; Car 1970-79: Steve & Susan Berrar, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle; Car 1960-69: Mike & Debi Purkerson, 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS; Car 1950-59: Richard Latham, 1959 Chevrolet Impala; Car 1940-49: Bill & Julie Stark, 1947 Ford Coupe; Car 1939 or older: Steve Rion, 1935 Ford 2-Door.

For more information about the car club, call president Larry Storment at 541-571-5960 or search Facebook for “Hermiston Classics Car Club.”





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