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1st Annual Oriental Classic Car Show
Over 200 Wheels By The Neuse
October 23, 2015
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aturday didn’t just have folk music all over Oriental – it also saw a new event in town – the Oriental Classic Car Show. Or Wheels By The Neuse for those in need of an artsier title. The show was the creation of the Oriental Rotary Club.

Over 50 cars lined up next to Lou Mac Park on South Avenue – by the Neuse. Let’s take a look:

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Show winning Jaguar.
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Top prize
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Some of the many cars lined up along Oriental’s South Avenue waterfront.
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He’s a few years from even a driving permit but that didn’t stop Jean and David White’s grandson from taking to the wheel for a while Saturday.
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Johnny Reiswig’s Model A Ford Pickup, festooned in flags, won its category.
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The winning 65 Jag

Best Muscle Car

  • 1st place: Paul Scott, Minnesott Beach – 1963 Ford Galaxie 500
  • 2nd place: Bill Reece, Jacksonville – 1971 Dodge Demon

Best Corvette

  • 1st place; Jeff Lomar, Oriental – 1957 Corvette
  • 2nd place: Jack Bond, Oriental – 1967 Corvette roadster

Best Custom

  • 1st place: John Trudo, New Bern – 1939 Chevrolet sedan
  • 2nd place: Jeff Connor, New Bern – 1966 Chevy II

Best Sports Car

  • 1st place: Jim Pearson, Oriental – 1965 Ford Cobra repro
  • 2nd place: Bill Denning, New Bern – 1965 Jaguar XKE coupe

Best Truck

  • 1st place: Johnny Reiswig, Oriental – 1930 Ford Model A pickup
  • 2nd place: Craig Baker, Minnesott Beach – 1946 Chevrolet pickup

Best pre ‘50s Antique

  • 1st place: Jeff Lomer, Oriental – 1947 Cadillac convertible
  • 2nd place: Stuart Hardy, Oriental – 1928 Ford Model A pickup

Best restored pre ‘75

  • 1st place: Danny Queen, Cary – 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible
  • 2nd place: Mary Helen Boone, Oriental – 1969 Dodge Dart GT convertible

Kid’s Choice trophy

  • David Daniels, Merritt – 1970 Kaiser Motors military-version 6X6 dump truck

Daniels Performance Group Overall Best in Show trophy

  • Bill Denning, New Bern – 1965 Jaguar XKE coupe

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1956 Belair.
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56 Belair interior.
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Posted Friday October 23, 2015 by Melinda Penkava

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