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    One of the many classic cars which were shown as part of the Graham Cars and Stars event on the downtown square Saturday, Aug. 3. The organizers of the event recently released the list of winners of the car show. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)

Graham Cars and Stars announce winners

Graham Cars and Stars released a comprehensive list of the winners from their ninth annual car show held Aug. 3 on the downtown square.

This was the first time the event was held in August after severe weather postponed the original April 13 date.

The Texas Bluesmen, a Blues Brothers tribute band performed throughout the day. The event also featured cool-down stations, vendors, food vendors, non-profit organization booths, peddle car cruise and a kids’ zone with child-friendly activities.

Following the show was a car cruise, which began on Fourth St. turned on Hwy. 67 onto U.S. 380 and turned back onto 4th St. Cars continued to make the loop before coming to an end at the Graham Drive-In movie theater for a showing of “The Lion King.”

For the first time ever, there was a burnout contest, which involves the practice of keeping a vehicle stationary and spinning its wheels causing the tires to heat up and smoke due to friction. The contest was hosted by the Graham Police Department and all proceeds benefited the family of police chaplain Gary Tull, who died in June after battling leukemia.
The winners of each classification as provided by the show is below:

1931 and older original
Cord Young
1931 and older modified
Gary Rowe
1932-42 modified
James Wiesman
1946-54 original
Tom Ferguson
1946-54 modified
Harold Pankey
Tri 5 1955-57 original
Jason Cottongame
Tri 5 1955-57 modified
Jim Gary
1955-59 original
Lynn Davis
1955-59 modified
Charlie Key
1960-69 original
Brad Boase
1960-69 modified
Jimmy Daniel
1970-79 original
Brad Boase
1970-79 modified
Zack Washburn
1980-99 original
Wendy Lancaster
1980-99 modified
Robert Blake
2000-present original
David Craft
2000-preset modified
Greg Coker
Corvettes C1-C2 original
Don Reeve
Corvettes C-3 original
John Wingrove
Corvettes C-4-C-5 original
Gary Smith
Corvettes C-6-C-7 original
Albert Bridges

For the rest of the story and results, see the Saturday, Aug. 10 edition of The Graham Leader.



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