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Classic autos cruise into Osage City to cook up a good time

Old and new parked side by side Saturday in downtown Osage City for the 12th Annual Cruis’n and Cook’n Auto Show.

Approximately 303 paid entrants participated in the 12th Annual Cruis’n and Cook’n Auto Show. The event was held in downtown Osage City along Market Street on Saturday, April 9.

The Cruis’n and Cook’n 2016 award winners are:

Club Participation

  • Flatland Cruisers, Emporia

Mayor’s Choice

  • Mark Tibbits, Topeka

Tom Nordling Memorial

  • Pat Hafenstine, Osage City

Dan Noble Memorial

  • Leland McMechan, Lawrence

Craig Ogleby Memorial

  • Gary and Debby McArdle, Topeka

Choice Award – ‘29 and before

  • Frank Wiseman, Wellsville
  • Diann Prentice, Ottawa

Choice Award – ‘30s and ‘40s

  • Gerald Adcock, Topeka
  • Gary Cole, Ottawa
  • Gene and Patty Weaver, Paola
  • Ed Hartegan, Topeka
  • John and Glenda Carter, Lawrence

Choice Award – ‘50s

  • Lowell Seymour, Topeka
  • Smoky Brackett, Ozawkie
  • Leland McMechan, Lawrence
  • Greg Thill, Lyndon

Choice Award – Chevy Tri-5s

  • Fred Spellman, Emporia
  • Sam and Lynn Humphreys, Emporia
  • Duane Scardina, Randolph
  • Sam and Linn Humphreys, Emporia

Choice Award – ‘60-‘65

  • Ray Kirk, Meriden
  • Mike Williams, Topeka
  • Gary Blosser, Carbondale
  • Phillip Perez, Overland Park
  • Kenneth Suffron, Ottawa

Choice Award – ‘66-‘69

  • Mark Tibbits, Topeka
  • T.J. and Nancy Lewis, Topeka
  • Jerry Runnebaum, Topeka
  • Jeff and Erin Higgins, Auburn
  • Michael Willie, Topeka
  • Don Calabro, Topeka
  • Lonnie Remington, Topeka

Choice Award – ‘70s

  • Bruce Mishler, Lyndon
  • Matt Thun, Olathe
  • Rick Towers, Rossville
  • Bill Johnson, Topeka
  • Jess and Jamie Heberling, Overbrook
  • Dan Hubert, Topeka

Choice Award – ‘80s and ‘90s

  • Gary Lister, Topeka
  • Miles Dean, Olathe

Choice Award – 2000 and After

  • Jack Benge, Topeka
  • Scottie Vink, Ottawa
  • JD Scott, Wellsville
  • Brandon Keazer, Manhattan

Choice Award – Trucks – ‘59 and Before

  • Gary Thompson, Emporia
  • Gary Gilbert, Tecumseh
  • Paul Ledgard, Burlingame
  • Phillip and Debbie Metsker, Lawrence
  • Lloyd McClure, Ottawa

Choice Award – Trucks – ‘60 and After

  • Terry Powell, Council Grove
  • Kreig Jean, Manhattan
  • Matthew Knight, Olathe
  • Marty Green, Topeka,
  • Les Root, Topeka

Choice Award – Rat Rods

  • Tom Hadd, Paola
  • Bob McPherson, Berryton

Choice Award – Motorcycles

  • Leonard Courter, Ottawa
  • Jeff Young, Carbondale

Top 10

  • Stan McNess, Ottawa
  • George and Sharon Kelsey, Wamego
  • Scott Shanks, Gardner
  • Marvin Zielsdorf, Topeka
  • Scott Thompson, Ottawa
  • Gary and Debbie McArdle, Topeka
  • Shawn Gillgannon, Wakarusa
  • Jeff and Janetta Araiza, Topeka
  • Dutch Tryon, Topeka
  • Tony Whitehead, Bartlesville, Okla.

A ’49 Ford showing off its famous flathead V-8.


Market Street in Osage City transformed into an auto enthusiast’s dream Saturday.


See ya next year in Osage City!

See more photos of the car show here.
See an aerial video of the car show here, or click on the preview below.

Photos by Jan Williams; aerial video by Rick Potter; car show results thanks to Jeanette Swarts and Twin Lakes Cruisers.

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