A trip down Memory Lane – The Licking News


Photo by Christy Porter
Willie Hanger proudly wears the Best in Show trophy he received for his 1966 Ford F100.

The 37th Annual Rt. 63 Car & Bike Show was held Saturday, July 9 at Licking’s Old City Park. Despite a drizzly morning, more than 80 car and bike enthusiasts brought their prized vehicles to show off and compete for bragging rights.

Door prizes were distributed throughout the day. Attendees received fun goodie bags including a 2022 Auto Show t-shirt upon entry.

Judges Tony Todaro, Shayden Hoylman, Mike Creech and Ronald Harrington had the unenviable task of deciding which of the entries would receive the title of “Best in Show”.

Fresh-off-the-grill burgers and hot dogs from Bill Mares were served by Renee Todaro, Tina Creech, Diane Nece and Martha Combs at the concession stand. They didn’t miss a beat as some danced to tunes performed by Lew Lewis and Rick Harris of The Roadshow. Other Rt. 63 Car Club members were busy at the registration table and throughout the park, making sure the event ran smoothly.

As the day warmed up, the Wildcat Travel Club stand was busy serving homemade ice cream.

Photo by Christy Porter
Jim Stevens, left, is pictured with his 1957 Chevy truck, which Mayor Keith Cantrell, right, presented with the Mayor’s Choice Award.

Rt. 63 Car Club Vice President Jim Black announced the winners and the owners were delighted to accept their trophies. Willie Hanger and his 1966 Ford F100 won the Best of Show award, and Jim Stevens, with his 1957 Chevrolet truck, received the Mayor’s Choice Trophy from Mayor Keith Cantrell. Tina Reagan took first place in the Custom Bike category, while L. Todaro took first place in Stock Bikes.

Young and old alike enjoyed the fun day touring and viewing the old and newer vehicle models on display, at this, another great Rt. 63 Auto and Bike Show.

The Rt. 63 Car Club is a non-profit organization.

Pictures of Christy Porter

Photos by Shari Harris

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