The Ancient Order of Hibernians and Immaculate Conception Hosted a Great Day in Island Park
From Staff Reports, 9/12/21
Island Park was a car lovers paradise on Saturday, packed with hundreds of cars, trucks, hotrods, and vintage automobiles. Contestants enjoyed a perfect day to relax by their ‘pride and joy’ while chatting with a constant stream of spectators and fellow motorheads. Several trophies were awarded and the Loudest Exhaust Contest got everyone’s attention and interest. Hibernian, auto fanatic, and key organizer of the event Matt Cannon gave an overview of the show:
” We had 230 vehicle participate. The 50/50 and engine blow up contest each paid out about $500 to the lucky winners. We awarded 32 trophies in total.
Best in Show was Don Skinner with a 1933 Plymouth Coupe, here he is getting trophy and also his car as he was leaving:
And here is the “Roger Gee Memorial Award” that we awarded for the 2nd year. His family pics the winner based on Roger’s taste in cars before his passing. Name plates will be going on the big trophy in a Stanley cup style and then the winner gets a small trophy to take home.
This winner was Ashley Porter for her 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle. Here she is getting the award and also a pic of her car at the top of the story.
Here is Pat O’Donnell, regular participant each year, won the “Top Hot Rod Long Hauler” award for his 1932 Ford Coupe. This award was new to the show and went to him because of his lifelong dedication to hot rods here locally
Also, one last item, the “Loudest Exhaust Contest” winner was Josh and Brittney Shutt in their 1974 Corvette. The car hit 131.0 dB. The other dozen participants were all close, within 2 dB of taking the title for the year.
Several key local sponsors: Bokman of Wellsville, Maple City Dodge, First Citizens Bank, Short’s Oil & Propane, Community Bank, Walker Metalsmith’s, Roberts Electric, L’Italia, The Detail Shop, Texas Hot and Pizza King to name a few.