Summer Hoorah winners announced

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FARMINGTON – What a grand way to bring summer to a close as beautiful blue skies and sunshine welcomed over 130 cars and motorcycles to the first Franklin County Chamber of Commerce End of Summer Hoorah! Auto and Motorcycle Show held Saturday at the Farmington Fairgrounds.

Participants enjoyed a festive day of fellowship with other car and motorcycle owners and were treated to many laughs with the children’s pig scramble and wife carrying competition held in the afternoon shortly after the trophy presentations.

For those who stayed, the Farmington Rotary Club hosted a pig roast barbecue and auction at 5 p.m. with approximately 300 in attendance and bidding on some great items, all donated by local businesses.


Barry Romano of Livermore Falls, won the ‘Best in Show’ trophy for his 1967 Chevy Camaro Yenko.

On Sunday, over 50 motorcycles gathered for the End of Summer Hoorah! Raffle Run at the Farmington Fairgrounds for a hot breakfast at the Sap House and then headed for the western mountains with raffle tickets in hand for their chance at several cash prizes given out during the day. Rangeley Lakes was the perfect setting for a lunch stop before heading to the scenic Height of the Land before returning to the Chamber office which concluded the day’s ride. The Motorcycle Raffle Run was sponsored by Rob Elliott Trucking & Excavation, Strong.

“For our first year, the weekend’s events went very well,” said Lorna Nichols, director of the Chamber. “The weather could not have been any better and the response was great. I’ve already been brainstorming on additional activities for 2009 and may look at adding a Friday evening event as well.”

Farmington Wal-Mart and NorthStar EMS Pig Scramble Winners:
Girls 5-8, Ashley Wiles, Wilton; Boys 5-8, Cody Ladd, New Vineyard; Girls 9-12, Lexi Daggett, New Vineyard; Boys 9-12, Austin Ladd, Avon.

1st Annual Chamber Wife Carrying Competition Winners sponsored in part by Hammond Lumber, E.L. Vining and the Town of Wilton: Matthew and Sarah Martin, Poland.

A happy group of auto and motorcycle trophy winners.

The following is a list of those who took home beautiful trophies in their respective classes from E&E Awards in Dixfield:

Best of Show Autos:
1967 Chevy Camaro Yenko, Barry Romano, Livermore Falls.

Best of Show Motorcycles:
2002 Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Mike Baker, New Vineyard.

In first, second and third place order with the vehicle, owner and town listed:

1900-1931 Cars: 1930 Ford Tudor, Phil Brennan, Farmington; 1928 Plymouth Q, Harry Burns, Rumford 1928 Plymouth Q, Harry Burns, Rumford ; 1931 Ford Victoria, James Richardson, East Waterboro.

1932-1945 Cars: 1939 Mercury 4 Door, Paul Girardin, Greene; 1941 Ford Coupe, Steve Salisbury, Farmington; Ivan Chouinard, 1941 Studebaker Champion, New Portland.

1946-1954 Cars: 1952 Ford Ranch Wagon, Don Rioux, Sabattus; 1950 Studebaker, Fred Campbell, Sumner; 1947 Mercury Sedan Coupe, Donald Peet, Sidney.

1955-1958 Stock: 1956 Ford Victoria, Jr. Turner, Farmington; 1955 Ford Victoria, Thomas Lufkin, Lewiston; 1958 Chevy Impala, Frank Richards, Jay.

1959-196 Stock: 1960 Chevrolet Impala, David Fleury, Sidney; 1963 Chevy Impala, Richard Levesque, Sabattus; 1963 Ford Falcon, Harriet Stout, Poland.

1965-1976 Stock: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, Gary Cusson, Auburn; 1971 Dodge Challenger, Ted McLaughlin, Waterville; 1965 Chevy Malibu S/S, Don McLean, Freeport.

1977 & Up Stock: 1988 Chevy Monte Carlo, Tom Carro, Rumford; 1977 AMC Matador, Bruce Foster, Norway; 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix, Margie Powers, Farmington.

Corvettes: 1961 Chevy Corvette Convertible, Mike and Carol Dolan, Embden; 1975 Chevy Corvette, Henry McCrillis Jr., Jay; 1999 Chevy Corvette, Vicky Lozefski, Chelsea.

Muscle Cars: 1972 Chevy Nova SS, Dan Rioux, Sabattus; 1967 Chevy Camaro, Barry Romano, Livermore Falls; 1967 Chevy Coupe, Les Graves, Belgrade.

Street Rods: 1939 Ford Coupe, Dana Graves, Hermon; 1933 Ford Pickup Street Rod, Felix Lozefski, Chelsea; 1934 Chevy Coupe, Les Graves, Belgrade.

Special Interest: 2006 Ford Mustang, Jon Butler, Smithfield; 1968 Dodge Charger, Allen and Justin Ellis, Skowhegan; 1966 Toronado, Jim and Sue Grant, Industry.

Imports: 1967 Volkswagon Beetle, Jim Smith, Bucksport; 1974 Super Beetle, Frank and Celena Nelbe, Jay; 1970 Lotus Europa, Chuck Randall, Rome.

Thunderbirds: 1955 Ford T-Bird, Bob Moore, Augusta; 1961 Ford T-Bird, John Cusson, Lewiston; 1955 Ford T-Bird, Thomas Cassidy, Farmington.

Mustangs: 1965 Fastback Mustang, Wayne and Nan Penley, West Paris; 1966 Ford Mustang, Norman Houlihan, Belgrade; 1967 Shelby Mustang, Mike Cummings, Canaan.

Custom Trucks 4×4: 2003 Chevy Silverado 4×4, Robert Russell, Dresden; 1987 Chevy Silverado, Danny and Claire Caron, Sabattus; 2006 Dodge Ram 1500, Scott Stevens, New Sharon.

Custom Trucks 2×4: 1968 Chevy C-10, Jeremiah Caldwelll, Farmington; 1958 Chevy Pickup, Ed Westgate, Farmington; 1964 Chevy C-10, Don Dionne, East Wilton.

Antique Trucks –

25 years plus: 1982 Ford F100, Mac Wyman, Norridgewock; 1953 GMC 650, James Lightbody, Embden; 1949 Dodge Fire truck, James Grant, Industry.

Antique Engines: Gas Engines, Don Rackliff, Industry.

Teen Machines (ages 13-19 years): 1990 Chevy Silverado, Justin Ellis, Skowhegan; 1968 Chevy Camaro, Jodie Arms, Salem Township.

Sport Compact: 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, Sherry Garland, Bangor.

Special Feature: 1909 Stanley Steamer, Bo Kilpatrick, Bennington, Vermont.

Motorcycles –

Vintage (20 plus years): 1967 Harley Davidson Short Tracker, Claude Gagnon, Lewiston; 1979 Harley Davidson Low Rider, Rick Pomerleau, Belgrade; 1982 Harley Davidson Sportster, Russ Carson, New Vineyard.

Cruiser: 2002 Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Make Baker, New Vineyard; 2005 Harley Davidson Soft Tail, Gregg Perry, Turner; 2007 Harley Davidson Soft Tail, Scott Nichols Jr., Korea.

Touring: 2004 Harley Davidson Heritage, Fern Jolin, Auburn; 2005 Harley Davidson Road King, Scott Stevens, New Sharon; 2005 Harley Davidson FLHT, Mike Baker, New Vineyard.

Sport: 2002 Honda, James Wheatley, Westbrook; 2004 BMW, Mike Stillman, Farmington.

Custom: 1997 Harley Davidson Custom, Heather Neal, Clinton; 2008 Harley Nightster, Tiffany Stevens, New Sharon.

Trike/Sidecar: 2007 Road King, Jeff Rowe, Wilton; 2008 Can-Am Spyder, Dana Timberlake, Livermore; 2006 Honda Trike, Wayne Varney, Windhham.

“Teamwork is key for an event of this size, the ability to bring together the Stanley Museum, Farmington Rotary Club, local Chamber of Commerce and Country Classic Car Club – along with many sponsors – really made a huge difference in our success. Many, many thanks for those who volunteered and financially supported the weekend! We brought folks in from all over the state and beyond,” Nichols said.

Plans are already underway for August 22 and 23, 2009 – for more information please contact the Chamber at 207-778-4215 or email: info@franklincountymaine.org

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