Bedford Parks Department and Southern Indiana Classic Hits 105.5 WQRK announce winners from Saturdays car show

BEDFORD – The car show Saturday hosted by the Bedford Parks Department and Southern Indiana Classic Hits 105.5 WQRK was a huge success.

The weather was perfect for both the car show participants and the attendeees.

“Bill Tincher was instrumental in getting the car show organized to help support the Bedford Parks Department and many community projects,” said Gary Dorsett Program Director Bedford Parks Director. “Bill just recently passed with cancer. This will make the 15th annual event.”

Everything from T-buckets to motorcycles were shown at this year’s car show.

“We always tell people if it has wheels and a motor bring it,” said Dorsett.

Micheal Pierce and Jessica Shipley from Bloomington brought their 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Saloon 53 Vortec engine with a Kobe Bryant theme.

“He really wanted this car for several months, and the previous owner finally got a hold of him and he purchased the vehicle in 2017,” said Jessica Shipley.

Michael Pierce with Noah Jackson and Dakota

Shipley refurbished the undercarriage, the interior and the added curb appeal to the exterior of the car by adding a Kobe Bryant theme.

“I was such a big fan of his and I dedicated the car to him,” said Michael.

It took Michael a full four years to be satisfied with his car. Shipley rounded out the cars wish list by adding disc brakes.

“I hope to get it out a lot and let people see it. I want to show people I was real Kobe Bryant fan. I miss him and hope people in L.A. see it,” said Michael.

This year’s car show was sponsored by Hubler Chevrolet and Gillespies 1st Place Trophies. In addition to Sipes Body & Glass, Crowder’s Pharmacy, Smoot Eye Care, Big O Tires, Air-Master Heating & Air Conditioning, HFI Inc., Golden Corral, Big O Tires, Thomas Insurance Services, and Bobcat of Daviess County.

The following trophies were awarded to:

  • Best in Show: Mark Davis
  • Mayor’s Choice: Danial Stafford
  • Park Dept Choice: Scott Smith
  • WQRK Radio Choice: Karl Kinser
  • Gillespies 1st Place Trophies: Paul Baker
  • Bill Tincher Memorial Award: Randy Bromm

Top 25 Plaques Winners included:

  • Karl Kinser
  • Howard Murphy
  • Duke Ayers
  • Martin Johnson
  • Troy Woods
  • Alissa Tincher
  • Jim Schawbe
  • Jake Elkins
  • Craig Bailey
  • Lisa Woods
  • David Tatro
  • Scott Pritchett
  • Mike Piskos
  • Paul Baker
  • Claude Kern
  • Tom Stafford
  • Ron Wise
  • Randy Bromm
  • Scott Smith
  • Brad Merkley
  • Jim Fleetwood
  • Robert Crum
  • Daniel Stafford
  • Robbie Blackwell
  • Doug Toliver
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