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Sowers Club representatives presented proceeds from their annual Car Show to representatives of the fundraiser's two beneficiaries last week. In front row, from left: Vicki Depenbusch, director of individual and family support services for the Autism Family Network of Lincoln; Stan Dinges, Sowers Car Show chairman; and Lynn Ayers, Child Advocacy Center executive director. Sowers in back row, from left: Paul Hughes, Doug Fiene, Tom Hawco, John Trayer, Jim Tisch, Mike Fiene, Roger Zajicek and Dick Stephenson.

The second annual Sowers-sponsored Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show drew a record-high 102 entries and raised over $4,500, split between the Lincoln Family Autism Network and the Child Advocacy Center.

Car Show chairman Stan Dinges said proceeds from the show allowed the Sowers to give $2,257.33 each to the two beneficiaries. A separate donation brought in an additional $700 for the Autism Network.

The show was held in May in the Gateway Shopping Center’s west parking lot. A total of 26 Sowers members helped stage the show the day of the event and five other members helped with the show.

Dinges said nearly 10 additional divisions were added this year and that plans for the third annual event in 2018 are already under way. Next year’s show is set for May 20 and will return to the Gateway parking lot.

Division winners

The following entrants won trophies for winning their respective divisions this year:

Jim Englehart, 1929 Ford; Dick Way, 1923 Ford T-Bucket; Dale Hall, 1923 Ford; LeRoy Sabatka, 1931 Ford; Tim Haith, 1933 Ford 3-Window Coupe; Larry Rothsnider, 1932 Ford; Jim Applebee, 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe; Stan Brown, 1934 Ford Coupe; Carole Enfield, 1950 Mercury Coupe; Joe Allison, 1955 Chevrolet 2-Door; Lynn Miller, 1969 Camaro; Mike Nickolson, 1963 Buick Riviera; Don Rice, 1966 Chevelle; Theresa Flynn, 1967 Camaro; Shirley Hilger, 1967 Camaro; Jim Walz, 1969 Camaro; Bill Dick, 1968 Mustang; Ken Kover, 1969 Mustang; Andrew and Lindsey Weiland, 1992 Mustang; Justin Mally, 1979 Mustang.

R. L. Dusin, 1964 Corvette; Mike McFarland, 1966 Corvette; Bruce Rauscher, 1960 Corvette Roadster; Bill Zuspan, 1996 Corvette Grand Sport; Rod Geis, 1995 Corvette; Rich Loutham, 1970 Corvette; Keith Wacker, 2013 Corvette; Bob Dufek, 1999 Corvette; Tom Casey, 2013 Corvette; Dareld Weber, 2001 Corvette; Darrell Brown, 2005 Corvette.

Steve Boshart, Dodge Charger; Jan Sanford, 1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan; Scott Stromberg, 1967 Plymouth Barracuda; Fred and Pam Fleming, 1965 Plymouth Barracuda; Tony Orender, 1968 Chevelle; Ted Lowther, 1976 Pontiac Firebird; Duane Armstrong, 1973 Buick; Johnny Nunn, 1986 Buick Regal; Doug Weber, 1984 Monte Carlo; Dennis Nelson, 1987 Corvette; Nick Vuko, 1997 Viper Pace Car; Scott Nealy, 2002 Pontiac Trans Am; Leo Park, 2014 Corvette; Rick Folsom, 2001 Monte Carlo.

Kevin Graves, 2016 Dodge Challenger; Lorenz Hamm, 2002 Cadillac XLR; Roger Berg, 1951 Chevrolet Special; Duayne Dinnean, 2012 Mustang; Karlie Hubbard, 1985 Jeep; Joey Dean, 1994 Cadillac Low Rider; Cameron Walther, Kaiser; Wayne Wacker, 1971 Barracuda; Nick Yardley, 1970 Dodge Challenger; Stanley Tyron, 1963 Studebaker Avanti; Mark Jakoabek, 1969 Mercury XR7; Mike Nobbman, 1954 Ford Convertible.

Roger Wermeskerch, 1959 Plymouth; Don Shea, 1956 Chevrolet Belair; Barb and Herb Griess, 1955 M G; Sam Dick, 1993 Toyota; Robert Northway, 1997 Jaguar XK8; Dean Rediger, 1930 Ford; Chuck Waldron, 1964 Chevrolet SW; Dave Allder, 1929 Ford; Doug Hill, Ford Truck; George Thiel, 1941 Dodge WC12; Lsbtrn C. Moon, 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.

Michael Fiene, 2010 Harley Road King; Doug Fiene, 2006 Harley Fat Boy; Matt Bettenhausen, 2003 Honda; Dustin Forsgren, 2013 Kawasaki; Anthony Skov, 1967 Royal Eagle; Thomas Weiland, 2007 Mustang Shelby; and Ernie Sturzenegger, 1957 Chevrolet Belair.


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