Looking cool in the park

After a hot Saturday downtown for the Show-N-Shine, Sunday afternoon weather in Pioneer Park matched the look and feel of many of the cars in the 27th annual Brookings Car Show – cool and comfortable.

About 125 cars and trucks, a few of them near the century mark in age, were proudly put on display by their owners. People of all ages stopped to look and admire, checking the spotless interiors and exteriors of autos that had demanded a lot of time and attention to get them show-worthy.

Above, in Class 100 (Antique, for cars up through 1942), judges Jeff Van Gerpen, left, and  Duane Korbel check out a 1928 Model A Ford, owned by Kathie Roth of Brookings. It’s been in 26 Brookings car shows, after being restored in 1983 by her father, the late John “Dutch” Schnider from Salem. The car sat in storage for about 10 years before its restoration.

The judges “try to look at everything on it,” in 10 categories that include “body straightness, paint, engine compartment, glass, and the undercarriage.”

COURTESY OF: The Brookings Register

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