The 7th Annual Dan Lockard, Jr. Memorial Car Show held Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12 at the old Pants Factory lot in downtown Wellston with 71 vehicles registered.

Lockard, who died in February 2015, was a beloved civic and community leader win Wellston who was active leader and member of such organizations as the Black Diamond Masonic Lodge, the Wellston Rotary Club and the Wellston Area Chamber of Commerce. At one point, he was the Master of the Black Diamond Masonic Lodge and the event was renamed in his memory. The car show was organized and conducted by the lodge.

The car show is usually held during the Ohio Hill Country Festival which would have been last week. This year, it was held as a separate event as the festival was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was music to enjoy, tasty food for sale and a wide variety of vehicles on display.

Three overall top awards were presented after the judging was completed. The Masonic Choice Award was won by Charlie Seymour for his 1967 red Nova. The Best of Show Award and People’s Choice Award were won by Sam Clark for his 1930 Ford Sedan. Another key award was the Hector Preston Family Choice Award. It is named in honor of the former owners of a gas station in Wellston. The winner was Terry Brandau for his 1955 210 Delaney.

There were also several awards presented for vehicles in the following classes: Top 3 Motorcycles; Top 3 Rat Rods; Top 3 Trucks; Top 3 Imports; Top 3 1900-1949; Top 3 1950-1959; Top 3 1960-1969; Top 3 1970-1979; Top 3 1980-1999; Top 3 2000-Current; Top 3 in Progress (50% Primer); and Top 3 Original (80% Original parts or Paint) Award. There was also a split-the-pot and door prizes.

The Masons thank everyone for attending as the event was a big success.