Car Show

By: News Release
Jul 17th, 2017

The McGregor Achievement Club

Press Release for the 2017 Great River Car Show & Cruise Award Winners

Held on Sat. July 15, 2017

There were a total of 66 car show entrants. Listed below is the winner's name & town for trophies in each category along with their vehicle entered.

Classic Car

  1. Robert (Chopper) Thornton, McGregor, 1956 Chevy Handyman Wagon

  2. Ralph Livingston, Garnavillo with a 1956 Chevy Bel Air

  3. Kim Meyer, Castalia with a 1955 Ford Crown Vic

Antique Car

  1. Erik Wedo, Waukon 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe


  1. Rick Abbott, Waukon, 1947 Ford COE

  2. Rich Reints, Clarksville, 2004 Chevy SSR

Special Interest

  1. Jerry Steward, Cedar Falls, 1953 Chevy Bel Air

  2. Bobby Slaughter, McGregor, Custom made Pulling Tractor

  3. Derek Miller, Elgin, 1979 Ford F100

Muscle Car

  1. Randy Pejchl, Monticello, 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS

  2. Carson Palmer, Guttenberg, 1966 Pontiac GTO

  3. Tim Sautter, Luana, 1968 Olds Cutlass

Street Rod

  1. Scott Bucholtz, Weyauwega, WI 1938 Chevy Coupe

  2. Randy Thornton, Marquette, IA, 1936 Hudson Terraplane

  3. Doug Eischeid, Harpers Ferry, 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe

Sports Car

No entries

Late Model

  1. Dan Fischer, Phillips, WI, 1978 Chevy Camaro Z-28

  2. Al Demmer, Dyersville, 1984 Buick Regal

  3. John Lewis, Delhi, 2009 Dodge Challenger


  1. Brad Jahnke, PDC, 1964 Volkswagon Transporter

  2. John Fassbinder, 1970 Mercedes 280SE

McGregor Mayor’s Choice – Mayor Harold Brooks chose a 1966 Chevy Chevelle entered by Galen Heineman of Fairbank

Marquette Mayor’s Choice - Mayor Larry Breuer chose a 1938 Chevy Coupe entered by Scott Bucholtz of Weyauwega, WI

People’s Choice (selected by the public)

1968 Olds Cutlass entered by Tim Sautter of Luana

Farthest Entrant was Dan Fischer of Phillips, WI (231 miles)

Raffle Winners:

Grand Prize – Maiden Voyage up to 25-people 3-hr cruise – Beth Ware

1st Prize – 2 night stay At Maggie’s Bed and Bath – Darci Jones

2nd Prize – 1 night stay at The Junction Cabin – Chopper Thornton

3rd Prize – 2 casino Queen buffets – Brooke Hackett

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