ICYMI: Pomona State Park celebrates great weekend of ‘going retro’

Happiest campers award went to these greeters welcoming visitors to their camper, “Roseanne”, a 1963 Mobile Scout that belongs to Eric Marx.

If time slipped by and you missed it, Pomona State Park celebrated another great weekend of “going retro” during the annual Going Retro Car, Vintage Trailer And Antique Boat Show, on Aug. 17-19, 2018. In addition to the car show, spectators had the opportunity to step back in time and view the many vintage campers, inside and out, that filled the campsites of two campgrounds in the park.

Hosts of the event, Friends of Pomona State Park, have announced the winners of the shows as follows:

The best old Melvern pickup award winner enjoys a shade tree during the Pomona State Park ‘Going Retro’ Show.

2018 Going Retro winners

Car Show Winners

  • Rangers’ Choice – Garry Douglas, ’55 Chevy Bel Aire
  • People’s Choice – J.D. Scott, 1961 Studebaker Hawk
  • Best Original – Duane Woodmas, 1967 Pontiac GTO
  • Top 5: Allen Higbee, 1941 Chevy; Ron Krause, ’02 Chevy ‘Vette; Frank Oropeza, 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS; Bill Smith, 1955 Chevy Nomad; Ken Baun, ’37 Chevy pickup.
  • Best of Era 40s and older – Ken Baun, ’37 Chevy pickup
  • Best of Era 50s – Bill Smith, 1955 Chevy Nomad
  • Best of Era 60s – J.D. Scott, 1961 Studebaker Hawk
  • Best of Era 70s – Bruce Mishler, Z-28 Camaro
  • Best of Era 80s and newer – Ron Krause, ’02 Chevy ‘Vette

Best Outside Area Award went to Della and Steve Bailey, with Winnie, a 1962 Winnebago cabover.

Vintage Trailer Winners

  • People’s Choice – Sandi and Eldon Preuss, Flo, 1966 Roadrunner Cabover
  • Best Glamper – Sherri Parsons, Miss Marilyn, 1978 Serro Scotty
  • Best Renovated Trailer – Dave and Julie McBee, Lil Dot, 1964 Scotty
  • Best Original Trailer – Rick Bergen and granddaughter Ava, Fanta, 1966 Fan Road Master
  • Best Outside Area – Della and Steve Bailey, Winnie, 1962 Winnebago Cabover
  • Best in Kansa Campground – Will and Cyndi Warren, Happy Go Lucky, 1982 Cameo
  • Best Trailer on East Side – Brenda Sue Noakes, Gladys, 1959 Cardinal Deluxe
  • Best in Waucondah Campground – Marilyn and Ron Hoksbergen, Sunflower Sunshine, 1969 Aristocrat Lo-Liner.

An interior view of the Best Glamper: Miss Marilyn, a 1978 Serro Scotty, belongs to Sherri Parsons.

For more photos of the campers and cars at the 2018 show, see: Going Retro, Pomona State Park, Aug. 18, 2018.

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