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By Charlotte Smith

The Classic Cruisers Car Club recently crowned the champions of the Dublin Peanut Festival Car Show, held on Saturday, September 17, at Dublin Primary School in Dublin, NC. Chris McDaniel and Mary Dowless with the Classic Cruisers solicited the DPF Royal Court’s assistance to announce the show’s winners. Miss Dublin Peanut Festival Jenna Stephenson, Teen Miss Angelina Gonzalez, Sweetheart Cylee Lugenbell, Junior Miss Paris Mote, Little Miss Ellie Colville, Tiny Miss Aryabella Johnson, and Sinia Colville, this year’s Ambassador handed out trophies that were awarded to the following outstanding participants:

Merideth Colville contributed the photos above of the Royals distributing trophies.

Best of Show (Pre-93) & Principal’s Choice
Kim Walter’s 1956 Chevy Pickup

Best of Show (93 & Newer)
Joe Savarese’s 2015 Dodge Challenger

Best GM (Pre-93)
John Dyson’s 1963 Chevy C10

Best GM (93 & Newer)
Caleb Chriscoe’s 1999 Chevy Silverado

Best Ford (Pre-93)
Butch Maultsby’s 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe

Best Ford (93 & Newer)
Alexis Clemmons’ 2020 Ford Mustang GT

Best Mopar (Pre-93)
Larry Singletary’s 1965 Dodge Coronet 440

Best Mopar (93 & Newer)
Larry Dean’s 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Best Other (Pre-93)
Todd Coggeshall’s 1974 Saab Sonett 3

Best Other (93 & Newer)
Tristan Tatum’s 2022 Subaru WRX

Best Original
Clark Dowless’ 1978 Pontiac Trans Am

In addition to these impressive awards, the event also recognized the following individuals as the “Top 20” participants who showcased exceptional cars:

1. Jon Hall
2. Bernard McKoy
3. Dean White
4. Jeff Thomas
5. Gator Harrison
6. Marilyn Willis
7. Anthony Strickland
8. Johnny Murchinson
9. Perry Dixon
10. Donald Jones
11. Jerry W. Hall
12. Danny Goss
13. Randy Bigford
14. Brian Mitchell
15. Malcolm Willoughby
16. Martin Durkot
17. Colin Dunning
18. Dennis Bryan
19. Minding Blackledge
20. Greg Dillion

Ray Davis with Sunset Eastern North Carolina Car Club brought his 1994 C-1500 for entry. He said, “My son drew the design out, and then I put it together.”

Davis’ 94 GM truck was unique, with a black and white checkered bed illuminated with lights that transformed the green and white classic into a state-of-the-art exciting showing.

The Dublin Peanut Festival Car Show provided a platform for car enthusiasts to display their remarkable vehicles, and these winners truly stood out in their respective categories. Congratulations to all the victors and participants for making this event a noteworthy celebration of classic and modern automobiles.

Greg Dillon contributes the aerial photo below.

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