Organizers report outstanding turnout for recent Rolling Art Automobile Show

Published 8:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2018

With clear skies and cool, dry temperatures, car enthusiasts turned out in record numbers for last Saturday’s Rolling Art Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, organizers said.

More than 100 exhibitors showed up for the event and contributed 821 pounds of food and $231 cash to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries. Executive Director George Alley was truly appreciative of the generosity of the Rolling Art participants, he said.

A record number of entrants also participated in the preshow 44-mile drive through the Saluda grade led by Ned Gallaher.

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This is a peoples’ choice event, and everyone attending the show was given a ballot to vote for his or her favorite car, truck and motorcycle.

The first-place ribbon in the car division went to a bronze 1957 Ford Thunderbird, owned by Thomas Jackson; second place went to a 1967 Lamborghini Miura, owned by Michael Jetzer; and third place went to a 1955 Packard Flower Car, owned by Dyer Thomas.

An honorable mention ribbon was awarded to Charles Thomason for his red 1952 XK120 Jaguar.

In the motorcycle division, the first-place ribbon was awarded to a 1934 Indian Chief, owned by Paul DiMascio. A 1971 Husqvarna 250, owned by Daniel Hutcherson, won second place. A 1974 Triumph T150, owned by Joe Barnes, won third place.

A special honorable mention ribbon was awarded to Bradley Fawcett for his fully restored Spanish 1966 Bultaco Matador bike.

In the truck division, a 1969 Ford Bronco, owned by Joe Covil, won first place. Second place was won by a blue and white 1969 Chevy C10, owned by Mark Henson. Third place was won by a 1935 Ford ¾ ton flatbed, owned by Troy Ball, of Troy Sons Distillery.

In addition, the sponsors of the Rolling Art event award a ribbon to an outstanding automobile at the event. This year’s award went to a 1957 356 A Porsche, owned by Randy Dillingham.

The Rolling Art Committee thanked Thompson’s Garden Gallery and Landscape, Stott’s Ford, the town of Tryon, Grayson Greene for the sound system and music, and special announcer Warren Board.

– Submitted by Lucy Brannon