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Mania | More than 1,000 turn out to admire classic cars and motorcycles continued froM | page B-1 restoring the rolling chassis of his 1930 Ford Model A Coupe. He bought the car in 2002 and built it from the ground up. “My wife was not very happy because she thought I was going to come home with an assembled car,” said Schenck, who admits his wife is now much happier with the final product. Schenck said his wife used to laugh at him when he would attach the lawn mower gas tank, put a milk crate in place to sit on and drive his work in progress around the yard and neighborhood. His car was in the antique category and his 24-horsepower engine would not have fit well in many other categories. Even though he said his lawn mower may have a bigger engine, he still loves to drive his car, and not just because it gets just about everyone’s attention. “Police have pulled me over twice now and told me my back right tail light was out,” said Schenck, which is funny to him because his car only has a back left tail light. “Sometimes I don’t know if they just want to stop me and look at my car or give me a hard time.” Jack Forsyth entered his 1967 Chevy Camaro in the Street Muscle category. He said his car has been a great retirement toy. Forsyth drives his dream car three or four times a week, weather-permitting of course, and is happier than a kid in a candy store. “We get old, but we never grow up,” Forsyth said. “I’m 65 going on 52.” Milton Been was in the shade sitting in his lawn chair hanging out with his friends. Been and his pals have been to all three Motor Mania events and joked that their regular status should get them their own park-
ing spot with their names on it. Been was sitting behind his 1936 Ford Cabriolet convertible that was up for Best Street Rod. It took him only 11 months to build his car from the ground up five years ago. “When you got the cash and time, it goes fast,” Been said. He and his friends will keep coming back, Been said. Been, like most of the automotive owners at the show, said his favorite parts of events like this are reconnecting with people you have not seen in a long time and seeing cars you may have never seen before. Dick Brown enjoys conversing with other owners, and this year, he is finally in their circle. This was Brown’s third year at the show and first year showing his 1992 Corvette Coupe in the Best Sports Car category. The car last year was at the event and was up for sale. This year he is the proud owner of the car he once admired. Brown was happy that there was not a cloud in the sky, but did admit he was one of the few car owners who showed up two weeks ago to find that Motor Mania was canceled. Bob Fallier had a common first name among entrants Saturday, but his car was very rare. Fallier entered his 1974 Lotus Europa in the Foreign class. He bought his car 12 years ago and, at the time, it was in pieces and rotting away. He said there are only 300 left in the country and those that do own them are likely like him
Motor Mania winners JudGes: Dave Dapkus and Bill Allen.
Staff photo by Grant Morris
Motor Mania judge Dave Dapkus judges a 1980 Cadillac Biarritz during Saturday afternoon’s car show at The Telegraph’s Hudson location.
Best antique car: Gerard Levesque, 1947 Chevrolet Convertible. Best street rod: George Tebbetts, 1934 Ford 3W Coupe. Best street Machine/Muscle car: David Schwakart, 1969 Dodge Charger. Best foreiGn car: Frank Vidal, 2006 Infiniti G35. Best sports car: Henry Beaudry, 1993 Cadillac Allante. Best truck: Brad Lizzie, 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser. Best classic car: Bob Hayes,
and are only driving them when conditions are perfect. Fallier said he drives his car every weekend if it is nice. But if you want to see it, you’ll have to look down: it’s only 43 inches tall. This was third year Bob Soucy has been showing his 1963 Ford Falcon Futura in the classic category. Soucy said he bought his car for $4,500 and invested $4,000 since then. Today, his car is worth $17,000. The profit, as well as the happiness his car has given him, has made his investment worth every penny he said. “I love Motor Mania,” Soucy said. “I would never miss it.”
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1957 Ford T-Bird. Best custoM car: Joe Licciardello, 1957 Ford Fairlane. Best paint Motorcycle: Skip Antcil, 1963 Harley Davidson Trike. puBlisher’s pick: William Balcom, 1965 Corvette Roadster. participant’s choice: Gerard Levesque, 1947 Chevrolet Convertible Best in show (car): Bob Hayes, 1957 Ford T-Bird. special interest: Henry Beaudry, 1980 Cadillac Biaritz.
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