Rod and Roll car show honors previous community members
SIDNEY, Neb. — The 2022 Rod & Roll Car show in Legion Park in Sidney had 144 cars registered, but for Dave and Michael Anthony, the car show is about more than just the hot rods.
The Anthonys traveled from Lincoln and McCook to Sidney where their father, Lorin Anthony, started Anthony’s Body Shop.
Lorin passed away in April 2022. Dave and Michael said their dad grew very popular in Sidney because of his many years working at Anthony’s Body Shop.
The pair said they travel to Sidney to partake in the event, represent their father, and talk to people who knew Lorin.
“Walking around talking to a lot of the people and hearing stories about dad working on their cars,” Dave said. “It’s neat to see dad and his guys at the body shop worked on a lot of the cars sitting here today. It’s very special.”
“Mom and Dad were in the cruising class since it began over 20 years ago,” Dave said. “We just wanted to continue it on for them.”
This year at the car show there were three awards for members of the community who passed away.
Best Buick was in honor of John Barr, Best Paint in honor of Lorin & Geri Anthony, and Best Rat Rod in honor of L.C. Crow.
“All very well missed and respected among the hot-rodders, friends, and family who come to the show,” Michael said.
Lorin Anthony’s Grandson, Alex Anthony, was able to enjoy the car show with his father.
“I always knew that he was a character here in Sidney, but just walking around and everyone talking to my dad shows how important he really is to all these people here in Sidney,” Alex said. “I was here quite a bit growing up and seeing all these things dedicated to my grandpa and grandma, it means a lot.”
Dave and Michael said they owed a debt of gratitude to the car club for making it a special day for their family, as well as the other families whose lost loved ones were honored.
“I’d like to thank John and Kim Phillips for all the extra work they’ve done behind the scenes,” Michael said. “We love them very much.”
The winners of the dedicated awards went to:
John Weisgerber - Sterling, CO 1972 Buick GS Stage 1 Convertible
Rodger Sauder - Sidney, NE 1970 Dodge Challenger SE
BEST RAT ROD
Mike Hixson - Cheyenne, WY - 1931 Hudson Coupe
The rest of the awards:
Modified 1948 & older class
1st - Don Boothe - Sterling CO. 1937 Ford Slant Back
2nd - Vern & Laura Bahlmann - Loveland CO. 1928 Pontiac Vicky Coupe
3rd - Kathy Wilson - Sidney, NE - 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Sedan Eight
Modified 1949-1961 class
1st - Mike & Pam Amen -Bridgeport NE. 1956 Chevrolet Nomad
2nd - Richard & Diana Larson - Sidney, NE 1949 Cadillac 2door Sepanette
3rd - Hal & Kim Zalesky - Sidney, NE 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Modified 1962-1974 class
1st -Ron & Deb Axtell - North Platte, NE 1963 Chevy Impala SS
2nd- Bob Brownell - Laramie, WY 1966 Chevy Corvair
3rd- John Weisgerber - Sterling, CO 1972 Buick GS Stage 1 Convertible
1st - David Pier - Sterling, CO - 1976 Chevy Laguna S-3
2nd - Kim Phillips - Sidney, NE - 1985 Pontiac Trans Am
Original Intent 1948 & Older
1st - Dick Fiegenschuh - Sidney, NE 1933 Ford B
2nd - Classic Car Collection - Kearney, NE 1931 Willys Touring
3rd - Annie & Paul Pardus - Torrington, WY 1929 Ford A Tudor Sedan
Original Intent 1949-1961
1st - Larry & June Lacy - Gering, NE 1956 Ford Sunliner
2nd - Gerald Tremain - Sidney, NE 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
3rd - Cody Harms - Chappell, NE 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Original Intent 1962-1974
1st - Gary Johnson - Oshkosh, NE - 1970 Shelby Cobra GT 350
2nd - Todd Grapes - Brule, NE - 1960 Ford Sunliner
3rd - Bo Wilson - Sidney, NE 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire
Original Intent 1975-1999
1st - Ron Brown - Alliance, NE - 1979 Pontiac 10th Anniversary Trans Am
2nd - Jim & Teresa Green - Chappell, NE 1985 Chevrolet El Camino
3rd - Dave Fillis - Bridgeport, NE - 1978 Pontiac Macho T/A
1st - Larry Guenin - Ogallala, NE - 2007 Corvette Lingenfelter Z06
2nd - Ray Parnell - Casper, WY - 2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6
3rd - Phil Narjes - Lodgepole, NE - 2016 Dodge Challenger
Youth Under Age 21
1st - Christian Andrews - Sidney, NE - 1975 Dodge W200
2nd - Zak Wieser - Sidney, NE - 1991 Dodge Ram Pickup
3rd - Conner Vincent - Kimball, NE - 1971 Chevy Custom 10 Pickup
Pickups/Trucks 1987 & Older
1st - Courtney Stegman - Oshkosh, NE - 1986 Chevrolet Silverado
2nd - Jeff Heppner - New Raymer, CO - 1940 Plymouth
3rd - Jim Dougherty - Southerland, NE 1969 Dodge A100 Pickup
Pickups/Trucks 1988 -present
1st - Steven Redecker - Alliance, NE - 2004 Dodge 1500 Ram GTX Pickup
2nd - Jim Kerr - Sheridan, WY - 1995 Ford Lightening
3rd - Ric & Cheryl MacKenzie - 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS
1st - Boyd Forbes - Sterling, CO 1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle
2nd - Nic Gallegos - Sidney, NE - 2004 Nissan 350z Roadster
Doug Fillis - Bridgeport, NE 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Club Choice (Club members picked their favorite)
Ed Seavey - Yuma, CO 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396