The 10th Annual Shakers and Scrapers Car club hosted its event along with Derrick Days festival Saturday.
This year the club dedicated the show to one of the club members who lost his life to cancer on Dec. 29. 2012, Kevin Kelledy.
“During his treatments at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston he saw children who were there for treatment like himself,” Kelledy’s wife Vickie said. “He understood why he was there, but could not understand why youngsters should have to go through the same kind of treatments. For Kevin, we are raising money to help support St. Jude's Medical Research Hospital, along with the victims of the recent explosion in West.”
Over 110 autos were entered in the contest not counting the club member's cars. Car buffs from Corsicana and surrounding cities turned out to join in the fun.
The trophies were made by Diane Billingsly of Purple Anvil Metal Works in Kerens and are designed like an oil derrick. Top 25 trophies along with six special awards were given. This was a participant judged event and Best of Show was called the Kevin Kelledy Award 2013.
Bill Green of Fairfield took home the top honor Best of Show Award for his 1955 Chevrolet Nomad.
“I have been to quite a few nice shows,” Green said. “This is always a good one. I enjoy coming out, I have met lots of nice folks and enjoy visiting with people.”
Vickie Kelledy presented the Best of Show Award in front of her late husband’s favorite car, a Ford Mustang.
“During Kevin’s illness he wanted to start selling cars to pay for treatments,” Vickie said. “I told him not to because I knew he enjoyed them, I told them everything was going to be all right because we have a huge support system. The Shakers and Scrapers are not just friends, they are family.”
Complete results of the 10th Annual Shakers and Scrapers Derrick Days Car Show
Ben Loughry 1932 Ford
Charlie Akins 1955 Chevrolet
Paul Turner 1940 Chevrolet Pickup
Byron Cook 1950 Chevrolet Pickup
Sharon Embry 1936 Dodge
James Rien 1966 Dodge
Naomi Ried 1969 Ford Mustang
Derek Robinson 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
Shirley and Bill Brown 1949 Ford Pickup
John Locke 1955 Chevrolet
Richard Henry 1958 Chevrolet
Gary French 1956 Chevrolet
Larry and Betty Ware 1953 Chevrolet
Reggie Collier 1948 ford Convertible
Edwin Cook 1934 Buick
Gordon Santos 1968 Chevrolet
Silvester Brooks 1936 Ford
Ray Hamblin 1932 Ford
Mark Barnes 1934 Ford
Jim Wheeler 1966 Pontiac
Rick Inglehort 1950 Mercury
Betty and Chic Vaughn 1955 Pontiac
Terry Schoneberg 1938 Chevrolet
Lee Sanchez 1956 Ford
Deb &and Scott Justice 1984 Honda Gold wing with over 184,000 miles
Best Paint Charlie Akins 1955 Chevrolet
Best Interior Bill Green 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
Best Engine Reggie Collier 1948 Ford Convertible
Chief of Police Choice Gary French 1956 Chevrolet
Sherriff’s Pick Derek Robinson 1969 Plymouth road Runner
Best of Show (Kevin Kelledy Trophy) Bill Green 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
Club Participation Awards (Four way Tie)
Cars of Palestine
Real Steel Rodders of Fort Worth
St Jude’s Medical Research Hospital
The People of West, Texas