By Erica Kearns
Despite hours of pouring rain, thirty-two antique car owners floated their way into the Golden Delicious Apple Festival car show at Bradley Field on Saturday. Amid the liquid sunshine, enthusiastic attendees chatted with friends and car show goers alike. Wading through the puddles was well worth it for many of those attending, especially once the awards were handed out. Special trophy winners included: Best GM – Harold Helmick, Roanoke, WV – 1978 Chevy El Camino; Best Ford – Jr. Shamblin, Alta, WV – 1964 Ford Galaxy XL Convertible; Best Truck – Mark Cantrell, Lodie, OH – 1966 Ford F-100; Best Import – Randall Workman, Dixie, WV – 1974 VW Beetle; Best of the Rest – Bernard Sharp, Fayetteville, WV – 1961 Pontiac Bonneville; Club’s Choice – Larry Kinison, Charleston, WV – 1967 Chevy Chevelle; Oldest – James Dancy, Maysel, WV – 1948 Chevy Pick-up; Sponsor’s Choice – Danny Kinison, Charleston, WV – 1972 Chevy Nova SS; We Care Club Choice – Jim Truman, Looneyville, WV – 1972 Chevy Nova; President’s Choice – Roy McKinney, Clay, WV – 1955 Chevy Pick-up; Queen’s Choice – Leroy Adams – 1968 Chevy Chevelle ; Best of Show – Kenneth Price, Lizemore – 1971 Chevy Nova SS.
Organizers of the event worked hard to ensure the show went off without a hitch. An assortment of door prizes were given out and an auction rolled along in the midst of the heaviest cloud burst. The show was a great success; largely in part to all of the local donations and sponsorships given to make the event possible. The continuing support of Cunningham Motors allows the show to continue each year. Also special thanks to the Clay County Bank for the $150.00 gift card door prize, Joe Mullins for the donation of children’s bicycles, Auto Zone of Gassaway for their enormous support of the show and to American Mountain Theater, Mountain Rail Adventures and Holiday Inn in Elkins for the donation of the Grand Prize of a weekend excursion. All proceeds raised were donated to the Clay High School We Care Club, helping local children.