Car Winners

By: News Release
Jul 24th, 2019

The McGregor Achievement Club

Press Release for the 2019 Great River Car Show & Cruise Award Winners

Held on Sat. July 20, 2019

There were 29 car show entrants. Listed below are the winner's name & town for trophies in each category along with their vehicle entered.

Classic Car (1st, 2nd & 3rd Places)

  1. Gene Fabert, Independence, MO with a 1960 Chevy Impala Convertible

  2. Ron & Phyllis Elsbernd, Calmar, 1964 Olds Cutlass

  3. Jeremy Wemark, Calmar, 1965 Buick Riviera

Antique Car

  1. Ralph Livingston, Garnavillo, 1956 Chevy BelAir

  2. Mark Bateman, McGregor, 1937 Pontiac Silverstreak Coupe


  1. Steve Rowland, Guttenberg, 1971 Chevy CLO

  2. Ralph Livingston, Garnavillo, 1955 Chevy 3100

Special Interest

  1. Eric Wedo, Waukon, 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe

  2. Scott Bucholtz, Weyauwega, WI, 1974 Gremlin X

Muscle Car

  1. Randy Pejchl, Monticello, 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS396

  2. Tim Sautter, Luana, 1968 Olds Cutlass 442

  3. Dave Sperfslage, Winthrop, 1969 Ford Mustang

Street Rod

  1. Randy Thornton, Marquette, 1936 Hudson Terraplane

Sports Car

  1. Paul Colsch, Marquette, 1959 Chevy Corvette

  2. Andrea Strand, Decorah, 1993 Dodge Daytona

Late Model

  1. Phil Schubert, Guttenberg, 2007 Ford Mustang GT

  2. Kevin Lind, McGregor, 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

  3. Larry Swanson, McGregor, 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe


  1. John Fassbinder, 2008 Toyota Solara

McGregor Mayor’s Choice – A 1960 Chevy Impala Convertible entered by Gene Fabert

Marquette Mayor’s Choice - A 1969 Ford Mustang entered by Dave Sperfslage

People’s Choice (selected by the public)

1960 Chevy Impala entered by Gene Fabert

Farthest Entrant was Gene Fabert from Independence, MO approximately 400 miles away. Gene received a $25.00 gift card donated by Kwik Star.

Main Raffle Winners:

Grand Prize – Maiden Voyage Boat Tour – Brady Beisker, McGregor

1st Prize – River District Hotel Stay - Andrea Strand, Cresco

2nd Prize – 4 show tickets at Diamond Jo Casino – Rachel Hackett

3rd Prize – $200 gift card at Inkspiration – Curtis Beisker

33 total raffle prizes were handed out from various sponsors. We’d like to thank all our sponsors for their donations and sponsorships.