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More than 60 cars, trucks and motorcycles

Saturday was cruize night in Ada


Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
A lot of work and effort went into planning the Ada VFW car show on Main Street in downtown Ada on Saturday, but the weatherman had his say, too.

Even though the forecast called for rain during most of the show, the planners proceeded to set up for the event, anyway. And, it’s a good thing because the forecast was mostly wrong.

More than 60 cars, trucks, and motorcycles were on hand, which is fewer than anticipated, but more than a show usually gets on a rainy day. A brief shower at 4 p.m. did not matter much because most of the owners of the collector cars waited it out. 

The VFW car show was held in conjunction with the Ada Chamber of Commerce-promoted sidewalk sales. The show organizers and merchants did the best they could with the elements.

Plans will soon be made for the 2019 show/sale, but first a talk with the weatherman is needed.

The winners
Best of Show:    Robert Simmons, Ada, '66 Ford Mustang GT
VFW Choice Award Car:      Jerry Pilcher, Findlay, '56 VW Bug
VFW Choice Award Truck:      Phil Battles, Ada,  '53 Ford F-100
Mayor's Choice Award Car:      Jerry Pilcher, Findlay, '56 VW Bug
Mayor's Choice Award Truck:      Phil Battles, Ada, '53 Ford F-100
Best pre-1950 Car:      Jack Smittle, Ada, '46 MG
Best pre-1950 Truck:      Delbert Henry, Ada, '51 Ford F-1
Best 1950-1972 Car:      Arden Good, Dola, '66 Chevelle
Best 1950-1972 Truck:      Don Gudakunst, Lima, '66 Ford F-100
Best 1973 & newer Car:      Devin Carl, McGuffey,  '04 Subaru STI
Best 1973 & newer Truck:      Kent Everhart, Bluffton, '17 Ford F-150
Best 4X4 Truck:      Ryan Price, Dola, '81 Chevy K30
Oldest Vehicle:      Chuck Stiger, Upper Sandusky, '31 Ford Vicki
Best Street Rod:      Chuck Stiger, Upper Sandusky, '31 Ford Vicki
Most Customized Car or Truck:      Tanner Hilty, Ada, '05 Mazda RX8