Winners announced in 11th annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show
NEEDLES — Winners showed a good cross-section of approximately 200 entries in the 11th annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show held Feb. 22 and 23 at Jack Smith Park.
The event appeared to be well-attended and the entrants on hand well-appreciated by the crowd in the sprawling park on the Colorado River.
Two of those entrants: The Kevin Beal family of Salt Lake City and Kevin Hendry of Orange County, received the Mayor’s Choice Award. The award is the top honor in the show, the winners will be featured on the twelfth annual show’s logo in 2020.
The Beals’ entry, ‘High Stakes,’ was a 1965 RaysonCraft boat with a roulette wheel adorning its wooden deck; Hendry’s entry was a root beer and rose gold 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe with a supercharged Corvette engine.
Other winners in the 11th annual event include:
Sponsor’s Award, South Bay Mazda — Boat - Brandon Brusca, 1980 Kurtis Craft flatbottom. Car - Randy McDaniel, 1936 Ford.
Sponsor’s Award, Murphy Broadcasting — Boat - Darnes Taylor, 1971 Hallett. Car - Gary Fuller, 1936 Chrysler.
Sponsor’s Award, Colorado River Medical Center — Boat - Curtis Nelson, 1983 Kurtis Craft. Car - Noah Sanchez, 1965 Chevy Impala.
Top 10 cars
1 - Don Collins, 1965 Corvette.
2 - Dave Bridgewater, 1969 Chevy Camaro.
3 - Allan Johnson, 1957 Chevrolet 150.
4 - Billy and Karen (last name not available), 1932 Ford Coupe.
5 - Larry and Clara Kelley, 1959 El Camino.
6 - Mike Hikson, 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery.
7 - Robert Birkich, 1956 Chrysler 300.
8 - Bob Alexander, 1969 Ford Shelby GT 500.
9 - Mike and Dorothy Donnell, 1939 2-door coupe.
10 - Jim Holloman, 1968 Chevy Camaro.
Top 10 boats
1 - Steve Anderson, 1969 Sanger.
2 - Curtis Nelson, 1983 KurtisCraft.
3 - Darnes Taylor, 1971 Hallett.
4 - Coby White, 1983 Sanger.
5 - Jeff Foland, 1985 Gallwing Jet.
6 - Larry Sentena, 1971 Howard.
7 - Scott Morrow, 1988 Syndicate.
8 - Chris Schock, 2007 Biesmeyer.
9 - Curtis Austin, 1979 DiMarco.
10 - Roger Martin, 1986 Howard.
The Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show is coordinated annually by the Needles Chamber of Commerce. The 12th annual event is to be held on Feb. 21 and 22, 2020.