Rolling Arts Show highlighted local cars, trucks and motorcycles 

Published 12:44 pm Monday, November 11, 2019

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The Rolling Art Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show held on November 2 in Tryon was a great day for automobile enthusiasts. More than 150 exhibitors showed up for the event. Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries was delighted to receive 822 pounds of food and $280 dollars in cash. 


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

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In the Automobile category, first place was awarded to Thomas Loftfield from Brevard for his 1910 Buick 10. Second Place went to Thomas Dyer from East Flat Rock and his 1957 Packard Station Wagon. The third place ribbon went to Jim Durfee from Hendersonville and his 1955 Mercury Montclair. 


In the Truck division first place went to Danny Patterson from Greer, SC, and his red 1951 Chevrolet 3500. Second place went to Mark Henson of Landrum and his 1969 Chevrolet C-10. Third place went to Justin Hinds from Moore, SC, and his extraordinary 1942 Dodge WD-15 Rat Rod. 


In the Motorcycle division, the first place ribbon went to Joe Bames from Piedmont, SC, and his 1974 Triumph T-150. Second place went to Robert Verhelle from Hickory, and his 1969-1970 Honda CB 750 KO. Third Place was awarded to Robert Black from Tryon for his 1995 Harley-Davidson Softtail-Custom. 


Thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the show!


Lucy Brannon


Kathleen and Tom Loftfield with their 1910 Buick 10 won first place in the Rolling Art Car Division. The Buick Model 10 was intended to compete with the Ford Model T. The Buick 10 engine produced 22.5 horsepower and had overhead valves, an oil pump and a water pump. All were unusual at that time.