Vehicles shine at CHEER’s 8th Annual Show


Crowned Best in Show at CHEER’s 8th Annual Car, Bike & Truck Show was a 1947 Ford Coupe owned by John Scheetz of Milford. Shown at the presentation of the trophy are, from left: Show Co-Chairman Walter Koopman, Sheetz and CHEER Chief Executive Officer Ken Bock.

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Organizers this week reported that the Eighth Annual CHEER Car, Truck & Bike Show was very well-attended on Saturday, Aug. 11, after suffering a postponement the week before due to forecasted bad weather. Almost 80 cars registered for the event and were displayed in the parking lot of CHEER’s Community Center at the corner of Sand Hill Road and Route 9, east of Georgetown. A champagne brunch was served to participants and the visiting public.

Crowned Best in Show was a 1947 Ford Coupe owned by John Scheetz of Milford.

Receiving the Sussex County Council Best in Show award was a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria owned by Larry Merrick of Bridgeville.

The Fred Whitmer Memorial Award, sponsored by Delmar Crown Trophy, is given to the person who works for the success of CHEER’s car show and for the popularity of vintage vehicles. This year’s recipient was Florence Mason of Georgetown, co-chair of CHEER’s car show for its entire eight years.

This year’s show theme was “Saluting Car Clubs of America.” The club with the most participants was County Seat Cruisers. The trophy was sponsored by Kent-Sussex Industries.

The Best Vintage Car, sponsored by Meineke Car Care of Lewes, was a 1966 Mustang Fastback owned by Fred Wimbrow of Seaford

Best Vintage Truck, sponsored by Co-Chair Walt Koopman, was a 1954 Chevy Pickup owned by Jim Daimus of Clayton.

Best Vintage Bike, sponsored by the Car Show Committee, was a 1953 Whizzer Motorized Bike owned by Tony Sawyers of Hurlock, Md.

Farthest Traveled Participant, sponsored by Club D’Jet USA, was Robert Katz of Philadelphia, Pa. who displayed a 1936 Hotchkiss.

Oldest Vehicle, sponsored by Korean War Veterans Chapter 1, was a 1902 Oldsmobile Model Runabout owned by John Masters of Millsboro.

Best Import, sponsored by Cracker Barrel Country Store in Rehoboth Beach, was a 1974 Jaguar XK V12 Roadster owned by Wanda and Charles Frezza of Millsboro.

Best Original Car was a 1963 Nova SS, owned by Don Shaner of Millsboro.

Best Original Import was a 1987 Mercedes 560 Roadster, owned by Tom Mahler of Millsboro.

Special Interest Vehicle was a 2013 Camaro owned by Tina Challis of Felton.

Best Custom Bike was a 1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Springer, owned by Wrench Asmussen of Lewes.

Honorable Mention plaques went to: a 1967 Shelby GT 350 owned by Guy Walker of Millsboro; a 1950 Willies Jeepster owned by Barbara Mudryk of Lewes; a 1981 Chevy El Camino truck, owned by John and Sandi Bartsch of Dover; a 1950 Mercury owned by Joseph Guerra of Millsboro; and a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup owned by Don Fair of Harbeson.

The winner of the battery-operated replica of an original Jeep Big Foot monster truck was Walter Wilson of Georgetown.