2013 All Car Rally
The latest edition featuring the local All Car Rally.
Pioneer photo by Adam Hurlburt Events Schedule: Friday, June 14th June 14th & 15th, 2013 Registration Form ALL VEHICLES MUST REGISTER! Pre-Registration: $2000 Registration after June 1st: $2500 Includes the Show N’ Shine ~ Friday & Saturday Saturday Show N’ Shine Classes • 1980-1989 • 1990-1999 • 2000-2004 • 2005-Current • Motorcycle Class • Trucks, Vans, SUV, Off-Road Pre-1980 • Trucks, Vans, SUV, Off-Road 1981-Current • Street Rods • Low Riders/Tuner/Imports • Rat Rods/Unfinished/Work In Progress Trophys awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each Show N’ Shine class. Plus Iris Holst/Faye Kennedy Memorial Best of Show Award and the Long Distance Award. ALL CLASSES WILL INCLUDE STOCK & CUSTOM VEHICLES! Name: Address: City: State: Phone: E-Mail: Free Admission to the Public. • Free food for Each Registrant. Food & beverage vendors on site. 6:00-10:00 pm Pre-Show N’ Shine Block Party 6:00-8:00 pm 8:00-8:30 pm Car Show Public Judging for Awards Burnout Exhibition Live Music, Food & Fun 1 registration form per vehicle • Make copies if necessary. • Pre-1950 • 1950-1959 • 1960-1963 • 1964-1966 • 1967-1969 • 1970-1979 Block Party • Scott Peterson Motors (30 Fifth Ave., Belle Fourche) Saturday, June 15th Show N’ Shine • Herrmann Park (Belle Fourche) Vendor booths, Vehicle displays, Children’s activities, Food & beverage vendors on site. 8:00-10:00 am Show N’ Shine Registration 10:00-3:00 pm Show N’ Shine Main Event 10:00-Noon Registered Participants Judging of Show ‘N Shine Event 3:00-4:00 pm Awards Ceremony & Photos of Winners for next year’s ACR Newsletter TBD Black Hills Roundup National Anthem Contest Bandshell Year: Model: Judging Class: Zip: Make: Pre-Registration: $2000 / After June 1st: $2500 Rain or Shine ~ Rain venue is at the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo Grounds • No Refunds For more information call Shane Schwender at 605-892-5980 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Mail Registration & Check/Money Order to: Center of the Nation All Car Rally, PO Box 41, Belle Fourche, SD 57717 For more information: Attention: All Car Rally Participants Page 2, June 2013 Please look for your Voting Booklets in your Registration Bags. All judging is done by registered participants only. One (1) class per vehicle. Car drivers are reminded to behave in a sportsmanlike manner, participants may be responsible for any damage done to the park. No bicycles allowed in Herrmann Park. Section 12.32.102. Animals are prohibited in any city park during city authorized events. This section shall not apply to service dogs used by law enforcement, disabled or visually handicapped. Center of the Nation All Car Rally committee is not responsible or liable for participants property damage, accidents or injuries occurred during the event. Cover photos by Adam Hurlburt and FOTOmotive Welcome to the 26th Annual Center of the Nation All Car Rally! On behalf of the All Car Rally committee and staff I would like to welcome you to the 2013 Center of the Nation All Car Rally! Last year marked a quarter of a century of amazing automotive art in Belle Fourche’s beautiful Herrmann Park. We are now looking to the future of the show and hope you will be there with us to celebrate each and every year to come. Whether you’re a faithful spectator or one of the show’s amazing participants who spends countless hours washing, waxing and detailing your pride and joy, we want to see all your hard work shine in the park. So come join us in June! 2013 SPonSorS Shane Schwender All Car Rally Chairman Thank you to these 2013 event & trophy sponsors. DEMOS AUTO BODY SHOP & TOWING tiM sPeiDel Business & Tax Service, LLC ALLART INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC E.T. SPORTS Offical All Car Rally photographer. June 2013, Page 3 Get Your Rear In Gear from Pete's! r Welcome All Cas!! Rally Enthusiast See Pete's for the Best Western Wear Around! 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Publisher also reserves the right to refuse any advertising deemed not to be in the best interest of the publication. © Copyright Black Hills Pioneer 2013 Page 4, June 2013 The Comeback Bug An ex-Baja race car gets a second chance at life BY ADAM HURLBURT BLACK HILLS PIONEER Pioneer photo by Adam Hurlburt Brandon Ruby, of Belle Fourche, poses with his 1970 Volkswagen Beetle at the 2012 All Car Rally. Ruby rebuilt the former Baja racecar into a weekend driver over the past five years. His work was cut out for him; the car was involved in a massive wreck during its final race, rolling end-over-end multiple times at high speed. B randon Ruby’s 1970 Volkswagen Beetle has a rough and tumble past -- quite literally. Ruby acquired the car from his brother-in-law A-Jay Nagle, who raced it in the 1600cc Baja off-road class in Colorado – until he rolled the Bug end-over-end in a race, breaking his neck in the process, leaving him a semi-quadriplegic and the Bug totaled. But that horrific wreck wasn’t the end for either Nagle or the Beetle, both were miraculously given a second chance at life. Nagle gave his beloved, yet heavily damaged, racecar to Ruby about five years ago, remembering that his brother-in-law had always been fond of the car. Nagle has since traded motor racing for wheel chair rugby, while the Beetle retired to an easier life as Ruby’s cherished project car and weekend driver. Showing off the VW Photo courtesy FOTO The road to racing motive pair of painted-on cartoon eyes and fa rehabilitation wasn’t an easy ce. one for the bright yellow Beetle. high-speed wreck was Ruby took on the majority of the high school and eventually so extensive that Ruby chose to project himself, stripping the car many miles of grueling off-road replace the body shell entirely. down to every nut and bolt, which racing still remains, as do some The original chassis that saw Nagle were then dutifully sandblasted and of the original interior panels. through daily commutes in inspected. The damage from the Continued on page 6 … June 2013, Page 5 Continued from page 5 … National Anthem CONTEST for the Black Hills Roundup Held during the 26th Annual All Car Rally, Belle Fourche Saturday, June 15th Herrmann Park Bandshell Ruby wasn’t alone in this project Scott Gross, of Belle Fourche, helped Ruby with the body and paint work on the car while Paul Kay Imports, of Sturgis, and Mark Gebbie, also of Sturgis assisted in the build up and tuning of the Beetle’s largely stock dual-port 1600cc air-cooled flat-four. Aside from a pair of paintedon cartoon eyes up front, the car retains an aggressive off-road racing look with it’s fiberglass Baja bodywork front and rear, fiberglass Baja fenders, nerf bars, exposed engine, slightly lifted suspension, polished aluminum wheels on off-road tires and two sets of fog lights. But you won’t find a roll cage inside; it’d make family drives on sunny days a lot less comfortable. “I’ll probably never race it again,” Ruby said. “The wife and kids and I are going to keep using it as a fun toy.” And though the Beetle isn’t completely finished yet, Ruby’s two daughters are already pushing for the keys to the Beetle. “They would love to drive it,” he said, “but I think it would draw too many boys, and it doesn’t have any heat in it.” Ruby said his favorite thing about the All Car Rally is the variety of vehicles the show attracts and the opportunity it presents to meet new friends in such a beautiful setting. As for Ruby himself, working on his Beetle has turned him into a certifiable old Volkswagen nut. In fact, he already has his next project lined up in his garage, a vintage VW-based sandrail. And he may or may not be on the look out for another vintage Beetle project for his daughters – it’s the only way he can think to keep them away from his Baja. 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W Pioneer photo by Adam Hurlburt Photo courtesy FOTOmotive hen 73-year-old Gerald Keil of Belle Fourche was a kid he was a big Lawrence Welk fan, or he watched the show regularly, at least. Keil remembers the commercials – Welk standing in front one fourwheeled American behemoth or another, touting its fine features. There was one car that stood out to the boy in particular, though: a blue and white 1957 Plymouth. “I always thought, ‘boy, I’d like to have one of them,’ Keil said. And he didn’t stop thinking that until he found himself another ’57 Mopar, a Dodge Custom Royal Lancer, to be exact. Keil found his dream car 17 years ago in Missouri. “When I bought it it was in good condition, but the paint was faded and chipped. I tried buffing it out, but I couldn’t get it because I’d buff on it and the paint was so thin that it buffed through. I didn’t want to restore it, but I restored it back to original.” Keil believes the car was a special golden anniversary edition, as the car features very rare gold paint. It was repainted its original colors by Rails Auto Body, of Belle Fourche. The original 325 cubic-inch Hemi V-8 was overhauled at Hoseths, of Belle Fourche, and the pushbutton three-speed automatic was rebuilt in Belle Fourche. Keil himself took care of all the chrome trim on the numbers-matching car. The interior is mostly unrestored original. Keil takes the car to as many shows as he can around the area, but he says he likes the All Car Rally best as he gets to see so many different types of cars there. He said, of course, that he likes to see original or restored to original spec cars the most, though. As for why Keil was attracted to this particular car so many years ago in the first place, he’s not really sure. “I like the fins. That’s what just draws me to it,” he said. “I’ve always been, I don’t know, addicted to it – why, I don’t know.” June 2013, Page 7 All Car Rally Officers 2013 Andy Demos passes the reigns over to Shane Schwender as this year’s All Car Rally Chairman. Vice President, Bill Schwender and Secretary Treasurer, Cherie Cerney also pictured. Pioneer photo by Sona O’Connell Andy Demos presented Delores Weyer last year with a plaque thanking her for her dedication to the Belle Fourche Center of the Nation All Car Rally. Pioneer photo by Adam Hurlburt Photo courtesy FOTOmotive Want to be involved in one of the oldest car shows in the area? This is the perfect vending space for car clubs, non-profit groups, car related businesses or youth groups. The All Car Rally committee is looking for vendors for this year’s show. Reach car enthusiasts at the 26th Annual All Car Rally, June 15th, Herrmann Park, Belle Fourche. 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VISIT MIDWEST MOTORS: 19107 US HIGHWAY 85, JUST 1 MILE SOUTH OF BELLE FOURCHE WWW.IDRIVEMIDWEST.COM • 605-892-2800 June 2013, Page 11 Pre-1950 1st Place: Eric Edwards, Spearfish, SD • 1936 Dodge/Chevy Rat Rod Pickup 2nd Place: Ivan Policky, Upton, WY • 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe Flathead V8 3rd Place: Gary & Sharon Thompson, Moorcroft, WY • 1928 Whippet 1950-1959 1st Place: Dennis Christianson, Rapid City, SD • 1955 Chevy Belair 2nd Place: Gerald Keil, Belle Fourche, SD • 1957 Dodge Custom Royal D500 3rd Place: Leroy Anderson, Sundance, WY • 1957 Custom 300 272 Y Block 1960-1963 1st Place: Jim Statham, Spearfish, SD • 1960 Ford Starline 2nd Place: Ludwig Schmidt, Bison, SD • 1960 Olds Super 88 3rd Place: Jim Brooks, Rapid City, SD • 1961 Club Victoria 1964-1966 1st Place: Brendan Klueckman, Newell, SD • 1965 Mercury Comet 2nd Place: David Peta, Gillette, WY • 1966 Chevelle Super Sport 3rd Place: Ken Sabers, Sturgis, SD • 1965 Mercury Cyclone 1967-1969 1st Place: Tracy Sessions, Gillette, WY • 1968 Cougar 2nd Place: Warren Pfenning, Rapid City, SD • 1968 Camero Convertible 3rd Place: Charlie Harrison, Newell, SD • 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 1970-1979 1st Place: Lester Bennett, Belle Fourche, SD • 1970 Mercury Cyclone 2nd Place: Randy Himle, Gillette, WY • 1970 Chevy Chevelle 3rd Place: Dean Moon, Rapid City, SD • 1979 Cadillac Seville Coupe 1980-1989 1st Place: Susan & Lexi Allart, Spearfish, SD • 1980 Chevy Z28 Camaro 2nd Place: Dustin Wardeman, Black Hawk, SD • 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo 1990-1999 1st Place: Ceylee & Cal Meyers, Belle Fourche, SD • 1996 Dodge Viper 2nd Place: Dave Callaway, Spearfish, SD • 1999 Ford Mustang 3rd Place: Newell Cass, Sturgis, SD • 1993 Ford Lightning 2000-2004 1st Place: Nicole Hesse, Spearfish, SD • 2004 Grand Prix Pontiac GTP 2nd Place: Cassi Meyers, Belle Fourche, SD • 2000 Plymouth Prowler 3rd Place: Brendon Huppler, Belle Fourche, SD • 2002 Mustang GT Convertible Page 12, June 2013 2005-Current 1st Place: Ron Lee, Rapid City, SD • 2012 Dodge Charger 2nd Place: Yvonne Tripp, Spearfish, SD • 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 3rd Place: Jeb Clarkson, Belle Fourche, SD • 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Pre-1980 Truck, Van, SUV & Off-Road 1st Place: Larry & Kathy Johnson, Rapid City, SD • 1949 International KB2 2nd Place: Daniel Tintinger, Spearfish, SD • 1969 Chevrolet C10 3rd Place: Robert & Dianna Meeker, Black Hawk, SD • 1964 Chevy Short Box 1981-Current Truck, Van, SUV & Off-Road 1st Place: Chris Delahoyde, Spearfish, SD • 1990 Chevrolet C1500 2nd Place: Kolten Young, Rapid City, SD • 1982 Chevy Pickup 3rd Place: Roger Schiffner, Belle Fourche, SD • 1996 Ford F-250 Street Rod/Low Riders 1st Place: Jerry & Susie Horst, Rapid City, SD • 1940 Ford Coupe 2nd Place: Bob Maynard, Sundance, WY • 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe 3rd Place: Trapper & Royette Lance, Deadwood, SD • 1931 Ford Street Rod Tuner/Imports 1st Place: Peter MacDonald, Rapid City, SD • 2011 Subaru STI 2nd Place: Jeremiah & Alicia Lewis, Sturgis, SD • 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3rd Place: Zach Krueger, Spearfish, SD • 1992 Honda Civic Sports Cars - All 1st Place: David Allen, Piedmont, SD • 1929 Mercedes Benz 2nd Place: Scott Peterson, Belle Fourche, SD • 2000 Dodge Viper ACR 3rd Place: Scott Peterson, Belle Fourche, SD • 2012 Ford Mustang Laguna Seca Motorcycles - All 1st Place: Dustin Giroux, Rapid City, SD • 2007 Honda Ruckus 2nd Place: Bret Allart, Spearfish, SD • 2000 Yamaha 1600 Roadster 3rd Place: J. Ternes, Belle Fourche, SD • 1977 Harley XLH Longest Distance Ron Ressman, Waukesha, WI 2002 Mustang GT Convertible Best of Show 2012 Iris Holst Memorial Best of Show Peter MacDonald, Rapid City, SD 2011 Subaru STI Small car, big power BY ADAM HURLBURT BLACK HILLS PIONEER Photos courtesy FOTOmotive Nineteen-year-old Zach Krueger, of Spearfish, has one of the most powerful Hondas in the region, pushing 338 horsepower to the wheels. And it’s clean to boot. Krueger did almost all the work on the car himself. Not bad for such a young enthusiast. Z ach Krueger, of Spearfish, has a pretty impressive ride for a 19-year-old. His 1992 Honda Civic hatchback is built to the hilt and about as clean as they come. And Krueger’s largely the man responsible for the build, which puts a different spin on that old cliché, “kids these days. …” To fall back on another analogy, “big things come in small packages” holds true for Krueger’s Civic – while it’s not every day you run across a 90s vintage Japanese hatch this clean, it’s the size of the turbocharger under the hood that sets this car apart from most front-wheel-drive imports in this region. Krueger rebuilt the car’s single-overhead-cam D16 fourcylinder himself, using “the best of the best” in order to keep things running smoothly while a Garrett 57 trim turbo pushes 16 pounds of boost into the cylinders, which is good for about 338 horsepower and 254 foot-pounds of torque to the front wheels. The motor wasn’t the only thing Krueger did himself on this car. “I pretty much did everything,” he said. From the bodywork, to the suspension setup, to the interior, it was all Krueger. A friend did shoot the paint on the car, though. And, of course, his buddies lent him helping hands along the way. Krueger bought the car in April of 2011 from a friend in Indianapolis, Ind., and drove it back home to Spearfish in a marathon, two-day, sleepless driving session. Work started when he got the car back home. Krueger isn’t exactly sure how The first thing you notice under the ho od of Krueger’s Civic is th e massive turbocha rger, which pushes the little sin gle-overhead-cam fo ur cylinder over 300-wheel-ho rsepower mark. many hours of work he has into the car, but he had everything done in May of 2012. “The best part about it is that I know I did all the work myself – being my age – the car’s nothing special to some people, but a lot of work went into it,” he said. Krueger said he appreciates all makes and models of cars if they’re done well, so why did he choose a Honda? He said his first car was a Honda and that he initially picked it up because it was cheap, easy to work on and fun to tinker with. He sold that first Honda to pick up this one, which he intends to keep. Krueger took home a thirdplace award in tuner or import category at the 2012 All Car Rally, earning himself some muchContinued on page 14 … June 2013, Page 13 Continued from page 13 … deserved recognition for all his hard work. He said he likes the All Car Rally because it draws people with all kinds of different cars from all over the area. “You don’t really get gatherings that big with people that all enjoy vehicles and respect them. It’s nice that there’s a big group of people that can get together and check out each other’s cars,” he said. “I like that there’s cars from the early 1900s all the way up to brand-new.” As for the Civic, Krueger says it’ll probably never be done. He plans to tune the car to run E85 in the near future and is hoping to get 500 horsepower out of the motor. Photos courtesy FOTOmotive Belle Fourche Fire Department shows a rescue demonstration and lets the kids take a look at the trucks. 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E motive Photo courtesy FOTO motorhome evy V8 from an old Ch 4 45 l na tio di tra A very un ls. moves these whee ric Edwards, 38, of Spearfish, wanted something different. Something he wouldn’t lose in the mall parking lot, something that would stand out on the street or at a car show. Well, Edwards accomplished that and then some. His car, “Frankenstein,” is an amalgam of six different vehicles and certainly one of the craziest Rat Rods in the Midwest. Edwards started with a ’36 Dodge sedan -- and then he lost his mind. There’s a portion of an International pickup cab on the back of the sedan body, International fenders on the front, a Dodge pickup box on the back, the frame and running gear underneath all came from a Class A motorhome. And then there’s the exhaust, eight stacks reaching up to the clouds. “Everybody wants to hear it, that’s one thing about it,” Edwards said. “It’s more of a unique deal, people just haven’t seen anything like it and they like to look at all the little things I’ve got on it.” And there are lots of little things on the car. Like a custom built, flat-topped skull and ribcage on the front grill, a bull skull air cleaner, wrenches holding the side view mirrors in place, antique door handles from an old house and more. Frankenstein is like a Continued on page 16 … June 2013, Page 15 Pioneer photo by Adam Hurlburt Photo courtesy FOTO motive Continued from page 15 … Halloween garage sale on wheels. Those wheels are motivated by a 454 cubic-inch Chevy V8, connected to a Chevy 400 transmission, both sourced from that old motorhome, which also donated its power steering, and power four wheel disc brakes. “That’s how the Rat Rod deal came about, it was people just putting the parts they had together into one vehicle,” Edwards said. “Rat rods are getting big. I’ve been trying to promote them a lot; I take it (Frankenstein) everywhere I can. It’s really big all over the rest of the United States. Here it’s moved in a little bit – there’s a few in Rapid – but it’s going to come and people are going to be into this big.” Edwards’ is probably right about that, with Frankenstein taking first place in the pre-1950 category at the 2012 All Car Rally, maybe Rat Rods are going to explode in the Hills. Get your tetanus shots now! am Hurlburt Pioneer photo by Ad l. 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All Car Rally Donations 2012 The mission of the All Car Rally includes congregating car enthusiasts in Belle Fourche but also contributing to local organizations that support the community. Minor Dents To Major Body Repair Pam Merrell of the 842nd Family Readiness Group accepts the $250 donation from Doug Kraft of the Center of the Nation All Car Rally. The donation is to help pay for the homecoming celebration for the soldiers and their families who have sacrificed so much since deployment. We Are YOUR FULL SERVICE COLLISION REPAIR CENTER Authorized Super Liner Spray In Bedliner Experts Expert Refinishing Work • Custom Paint & Body Work ~ We Work With All Insurance Companies ~ West Hwy 34 • Belle Fourche, SD • 605-892-4320 Bret Allart of the All Car Rally presents a check to Gayleen Raber, Debbie Lensgrav and Deb Leverington for Chutes for Charity. Chutes provides support to local families in need. Mark Hespe receives a check from Nathan Allart of the Center of the Nation All Car Rally to help offset costs of the 2013 fire school to be held in Belle Fourche. June 2013, Page 17 The 2012 Center of the Nation All Car Rally was a huge success but without the interest & support from local sponsors & the community it just wouldn’t be possible. So we would like the Thank You all… Demos Auto Body and Towing Pioneer Bank & Trust E.T. Sports Tim Speidel Business & Tax Service Belle Auto Sales Hersrud’s of Belle Fourche Rock’n Spas Scott Peterson Motors Allart Insurance Agency Wells Fargo Bank Bunney’s Body & Collision Repair Street Image Truck & Auto Accessories Carl’s Trailer Sales West Tire and Alignment First Interstate Bank Central Auto Parts/NAPA Sturdevant’s Auto Parts Branding Iron Black Hills Roundup - Mark Leverington Again we thank you for your generous donations to the Center of the Nation All Car Rally and we look forward to working with you in the years to come! 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