Pattonsville Road resident Sam Baker, a longtime entrant in area car shows, is pictured with his 1964 model Chevrolet Impala SS, which he showed at the Celebration of Our Nation Car Show conducted by the Jackson County Gear Grinders in Wellston on Saturday, June 30. Baker reports he is retiring and that the June 30 event will likely be his last car show as an entrant. If so, Baker went out as a winner as his car was one of the Top 10 awards. (Telegram Photo By Pete Wilson)
The Jackson County Gear Grinders conducted a Car Show in conjunction with Wellston Main Street's Celebration of Our Nation event on Saturday, June 30. The vehicles were shown in the old pants factory lot directly across Second Street from where the other events were being held.
Wellston resident Don Clark captured the top two honors in the competition as his 1937 Ford sedan won the Best Exterior (Paint) Award and his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air won the Best Interior Award.
The winners of the Top 10 Awards (in no certain order) were: Jim Tribby, 1948 GMC truck; Arnold Coffey, 2005 Mustang GT; Sam Baker, 1964 Impala; Jim McWilliams, 1970 Cutlass Rallye 350; Jacob Henry, 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels; Rob Ervin, 2008 Mustang Bullitt; Larry Martin, 1952 Ford Crestline, Randy Sims, 1030 Ford sedan; Dale Gross, 1969 Plymouth GTX; and Roger Rader and Mason Gillum, 1962 Thunderbird.