Car show pulls into downtown Dysart

Dysart Mayor Tim Glenn was out and about during the annual Dysart Car, Truck and Bike Show on July 23. Nearly two blocks down Main Street were full of vintage and custom vehicles from all over the region. Attendance was up and despite the heat, the gathering put on by the Dysart Development Corporation was a success. Darvin Graham/NT Telegraph

The Dysart Development Corporation hosted their annual Car, Truck and Bike Show on the evening of July 23.

Downtown Dysart was bustling as nearly two blocks on Main Street were filled edge to edge with classic vehicles.

Attendance was up over the previous year as the show hosted 153 enteries. Showgoers enjoyed food options provided by the Dysart Lion’s Club and Bobby’s BBQ.

The winner of the Marv Pippert Memorial trophy was Nick Simmons of Victor who brought a 1969 Chevy Camaro. The Duane Luze Memorial Best of Show trophy went to Jerry Huisman of Grudy Center with a 1951 Chevy Panel Truck.

Other trophy winners included:

Top Two Motorcycles

Chris Crowl of Grundy Center with a 2004 Big Dog

Chris Spratt of Dysart with a 2018 Harley Street Glide

Top Six Cars (2000-Present)

Anna Appleby of Cedar Rapids with a 2015 Chevy Corvette

Scott Garwood is pictured with his 1969 Skylark convertible. Garwood purchased the vehicle nine years ago and said he liked the look of it and was interested in purchasing a convertible.

Rod Athey of Oelwein with a 2002 Pontiac Firebird WS6

Rich and Deb Reints of Clarksville with a 2004

Alan Ellwanger of Waverly with a 2012 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport

Christine McMurray of Hiawatha with a 2015 Dodge Challenger

Mike McMurray of Hiawatha with a 2018 Dodge Charger Scat Pack 392

The Ternus family brought in a 1968 Ford pickup to the Dysart Car, Truck and Bike Show on July 23. The truck was purchased from the Traer area and was of interest to Lynne as it was a model similar to a truck her dad owned. Lynne and Greg’s son Joe worked on the trucks engine and suspension as well as refinished the frame. They decided to keep the original paint job as it fit the farm truck asthetic. Joe is working on a 1963 Chevy Nova and a 1986 Mustang he hopes to have ready for next year’s show. Pictured with the truck (from left) are Lynne, Greg and Joe Ternus. Darvin Graham/NT Telegraph

Top Two Unfinished

Glen Delagardelle of Waterloo with a 1938 Ford Rat Rod

Darius Hart of Raymond with a 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix-Model J

Top Rat Rod

Rayzor Harvey with a 1951 Ford Recker

Top Forty Enteries

Ken and Deb Crawford of Cedar Falls with a 1933 Ford Coupe

Leonard Truax of Waterloo with a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500

Dave and Coleen Sperfslage from Winthrop with a 1969 Ford Mustang

Roger Buchholz of Cedar Falls with a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner

Fred Bentley of Waterloo with a 1979 Chevy Silverado 4X4 Short box

Allan Atchinson of Toledo with a 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

Garry Sharon of Hudson with a 1964 Ford Fairlane Sport Coupe

Steve Enabnit of Central City with a 1966 Pontiac GTO

Larry Carl of Atkins with a 1957 Mercury Montclair

Rick Parker of Waterloo with a 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe

Duane Thomes of Waterloo with a 1936 Hudson Tereaplane

Karen Fountain of Vinton with a 1960 Kingwood Station Wagon

Dennis and Donna Kohls of Evansdale with a 1931 Ford A

Dan Kohls of Waterloo 1966 Chevy Chevelle

Jim and Judy Knudsen of Cedar Falls with a 1971 Chevy Chevelle

Gene Possehl of Marengo with a 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe

Rick Wolfe of Robins with a 1950 GMC Five Window Truck

Loren Necker of Sumner with a 1958 Skyliner Retractable

Mark Hupfeld of Dysart with a 1967 Chevy Camaro RS/SS

Bob Pommrehn of Waterloo with a 1969 Chevy Camaro

Larry Moody of Mt. Auburn with a 1937 Original Ford Business Coupe

Darrell Jencks of Cedar Rapids with a 1967 Chevy Impala

Steve and Tracy Simbides of Marshalltown with a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Lonnie Fults of Kellogg with a 1953 Chevy 3100 Pickup

Craig and Cindy Tierney of Kellogg with a 1972 Chevy Chevelle SS

Ken Miller of Cedar Rapids with a 1930 Ford Model A Pickup

Jim Thompson of Cedar Rapids with a 1958 Chevy Corvette

Lesley Collingwood of Marengo with a 1953 Stepside Pickup

Larry Wirtjes of Waterloo with a 1965 Chevy Bel Air L-78

Bud Geweke of Jesup with a 1968 Chevy Camaro

Fred Vore of Vining with a 1957 Chevy Bel Air 4 door Sedan

Dan Tyer of Waverly with a 1937 Ford

Chris Willett of Victor with a 1976 Pontiac GTO

Jim Bergmeier of Chelsea with a 1926 Franklin

Marvin Hansen of Cedar Rapids with a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere

Jeff Christensen of Robins with a 1955 Chevy Bel Air Hard Top

Jack Miller of Reinbeck with a 1961 Chevy Corvette

David Schake of Waterloo with a 1961 Chevy Impala

Kevin Wood of Toddville with a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Mark Beecher of Boxelder, SD with a 1989 Alfa Romeo Graduate

Dysart native Jim Thompson (center) of Cedar Rapids chats with car showgoers about his 1961 McCulloch race kart. Thompson raced the twin-motor kart at the Dysart Kart Track south of town when he was young. Along with the kart, Thompson also entered a classic car and had a display of trophies he earned from the Dysart Kart Track in the 60s. Darvin Graham/NT Telegraph

Members of the Dysart Lion’s Club paused briefly for a photo as they served tenderloins in the Dysart Community Building during the annual car show event downtown.