Madison Street packed with oldies, power

Aug 9, 2023 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Christopher Cianciolo of Cleveland and Catawba Island captured second place in the car show with his 1965 Shelby Cobra, a Backtrack Racing replica sporting a 427 cubic inch Ford racing engine. (Photo by D’Arcy Patrick Egan)

The 30th annual Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show on Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton was packed with custom cars, from a find selection of Ford Model T’s to the latest powerhouse rides for cruising around the area.

Thomas Wieber was judged to have the top custom car, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. Chris Cianciola grabbed a second-place trophy with his 1965 reproduction Shelby Cobra GT, followed by Mike Dillinger with a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RD. The people’s Choice Award went to Bernie Wilfong with a classic 1959 Ford F1 pickup truck.

Car fans enjoyed the road music throughout the show, and the commands to “rev ‘em up” on occasion.

The hottest vehicle at the car show was the Vanderhall Motorworks Carmel Blackjack, a colorful autocycle displayed by Hobie Hickox of Catawba island Carts in Port Clinton. (Photo by D’Arcy Patrick Egan)

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