Cruize to Cresco during NBHF

CRESCO - Saturday, Sept. 21 was overcast with a few sprinkles, but that didn’t stop 37 classic car owners and hundreds of car enthusiasts from turning out for Cresco’s annual Cruize to Cresco event. 
Last year was a stellar year for the cruize, with 155 vehicles, but it was a beautiful sunny day, with little car competition in the area noted co-chair Warren Steffen.
Top 10 winners in alphabetical order were Jerry Donlon of Decorah with a 1936 Cord; Bob Elsbernd of Calmar — 1939 two-door Chevy street rod; John Farrell of Charles City — 1970 Chevy Nova SS; Curt and Linda Gjere of Decorah — 1960 two-door Cadillac; Jason Hebrink of Cresco — 1969 Dodge Charger; Casey Knight and Jessica of Cresco — 1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo; Dan Knight of Cedar Rapids — 1965 Ford Mustang; Jim and Judy Knudsen of Cedar Falls — 1971 Chevy Chevelle; Jeff Meyer of Cresco — 1941 Chevy three-quarter ton; and Perry and Mary Watt of Cresco — 1968 Chevy Malibu.
Some of the awards went to:
Best GM — Kaylie Jo Wemark, 1966 Buick Riviera
Best Mopar — Jason Hebrink, 1969 Charger
Best Ford — Dennis Samec, 1973 Mustang Mach 1
Best Chevelle — Jeremy Dunn, 1970 Malibu
Best Rat Rod — Doug Allen, 1946 Chevy Pickup
Best Convertible — Gary Scheevel, 1958 Corvette
Best Motorcycle — Jesse Alber, 2014 Yamaha
Best Street Rod — Jerry Donlon, 1936 Cord
Best Truck — Cedrick Schedt, 1983 GMC
Best Muscle Car — Jim and Judy Knudsen, 1971 Chevelle
Most Unique — Rick Slifka, 1947 Toro
Grand Marshal (Jerry Wilson) Award — Rod Freidhof, 1955 Bel-Air
Little Miss Cresco (Hadley Riehle) — Jim and Judy Knudsen, 1971 Chevelle
Best Family Car — Harley Joe, 1957 Chevy Station Wagon
Best Engine — John Ferrell, 1970 Chevy Nova SS
Best Interior — Bob Elsbernd, 1939 Chevy Street Rod
Best Graphics — Jeff Meyer, 2015 Kawasaki Ninja
Best Antique — Jeff Meyer,  1941 Chevy three-quarter ton
Best Classic — Curt and Linda Gjere, 1960 Cadillac
Best Mustang — Dan Knight, 1965 Ford Mustang
Best Camaro — Jill Mitchell, 1984 Ford Camaro
Longest Distance — Dan Knight, 121 miles
Oldest Car — Ellen Fortune, 1941 Mercury Club
Newest Car — Jessie Alber, 2018 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels
Best Unfinished — Nathan McAllister, 1966 Ford F-250
Best Modified/Custom Motorcycle — Chad Alber, 2014 Harley Davidson
Best Tractor — Joe Polashek, 1957 Ferguson
Best Restoration — Ron and Rita Grimm, 1957 Bel-Air Sport Coupe
Jim Daly Award — Jeremy Dunn, 1970 Malibu
Goodguy Rodders Rep Pick (Scott Fortune) — Phyllis and Ron Elsbernd

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed