Harry Jackson of Wentzville, Mo., won the Best of Show award for his 1970 Plymouth Super Bird at the Saturday, May 13, Loafers Car Show, which attracted hundreds of car enthusiasts to North Main Street in downtown Hannibal, Mo.

Harry Jackson of Wentzville, Mo., won the Best of Show award for his 1970 Plymouth Super Bird at the Saturday, May 13, Loafers Car Show, which attracted hundreds of car enthusiasts to North Main Street in downtown Hannibal, Mo.

This 22nd annual show had a record 388 entries, topping the 2016 total of 327, according to Allan Wideman,

a board member. “We had entries from 10 states, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, Texas and Florida,” he reported. In addition to presenting 101 awards for vehicles, the club had door prize drawings all day.

Wideman added, “I think we can attribute this record attendance to several things. Our car show chairman, Alan Bowen, publicized our show heavily on Facebook, we posted on several websites, the weather was near perfect, and many clubs passed the information about our show to their club members.”

One special award went to the vehicle chosen by Hannibal's Tom and Becky, aka Miles McIntyre and Baylee Zeiger. They chose a 1947 Plymouth P15 Convertible owned by Paul Bartlett of Liberty Mo. Tom and Becky agreed they liked its “good colors and details,” including its navy blue paint, red interior and its license, “Navy veteran,” along with the sailboats on its hubcaps.

Some vehicles were unusual, such as the 1937 Ford Deluxe pickup truck owned by Neil Fansler of White Hall, Ill. It won first place in its class, Street Rod Truck and Commercial through '48. It had a batwing hood, a Ford V-8 engine and was painted mostly Ford Bimini Blue, with trim in silver, plum and turquoise.

Fansler said the truck, which has won several awards, already had its “37 Boo” license when he bought it so he kept it. He was proud that it is all steel and had been customized, adding, “It is pretty pampered.”

Another attention-getter was a car named “57 Al Camino,” named for the late Al Shipp of St. Louis, Mo., who built it during a period of eight years by combining parts of other Chevrolets. It began as a station wagon and now has 350 Chevrolet small block engine.

The Al Camino is called “the car that never was,” and is currently owned by Shipp's grandson, Andrew Hergenroeder of Imperial, Mo., who showed it Saturday.

The sunshiny day attracted large crowds to the car show, and many attendees gathered to hear the winners announced.

First place winners were:

Street Rod Open through '48 – Bill Ritzel, Troy, Ill.

Street Rod Coupe-Ford through '48 – Lee Lewis, St. Peters, Mo.

Street Rod Coupe-non Ford through '48 – Don Hansen, Perry, Mo.

Street Rod Sedan – Ford through '48 – Joe Akers, Eolia, Mo.

Street Rod Sedan non-Ford through '48 – Dennis Sapp, Columbia, Mo.

Street Rod Truck and Commercial through '48 – Neil Fansler,White Hall, Ill.

Street Machine '49 to '60 – Kenney Ball, Kahoka, Mo.

Street Machine '61 to '69 – Ditmar Walker, Springfield, Ill.

Street Machine '70 to'99 – Mike Casey, Kirksville, Mo.

Stock Truck all through 2010 – Christopher Thomas, O'Fallon, Mo.

Mustang '64 ½ to '78 – Ron Boren, Pittsfield, Ill.

Mustang '79 to '99 – Ronda Whithead, Springfield, Ill.

Mustang 2000 to 2010 – Jerry Varble, Brighton, Ill.

Corvette '53 to '96 – Russ Alexander, Hannibal, Mo.

Corvette '97 to 2010 – Ron and Pam Scattergo, Chatham, Ill.

Antique/Classic Pre '55 – Bob and Mary Ann Pribble, Quincy, Ill.

Classic '55 to '57 – James Thomas, Lake Saint Louis, Mo.

Classic '58 to '64 – John Dennison, Normal, Ill.

Classic '65 t- '67 – Roger Huntley, Quincy, Ill., and Melissa Jackson, Wentzville, Mo.

Classic '68 to '69 – Rodney Lagel, Mason City, Ill.

Classic '70 to '75 – Harry Jackson, Wentzville, Mo.

Classic '76 to '99 – Brett Hamlin, Hannibal, Mo.

All non-Mustang/Corvette 2000 to 2010 – Dru Wofford, Taylorville, Ill.

Custom or Lead Sled – Sue Fritzsche, Litchfield, Ill.

Unfinished all (primer, no interior etc.) - Bill and Cheryl Whitehurst, Boonville, Mo.

All 2011 and up, stock – Michael Cantrall, Athens, Ill.

All 2011 and up, modified – Ken Robinson, Hillsboro, Ill.

Rat Rod – Chris Ranney, St. Joseph, Mo.

All imports, including tuners – Danny Diaz, Fulton, Mo.

Additional Special Awards were:

Paint and body – Ron Boren, Pittsfield, Ill., 1969 Ford Mustang GT 350

Best interior – James Thomas, Lake Saint Louis, Mo., 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air HT

Loafers Memorial - John LaChance, St. Charles, Mo., 1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

Club participation - SLICK Car Club, St. Charles, Mo., 26 vehicles

Longest distance - Larry Harmon, San Antonio, Texas

Gas pump winner – Kim Schnitzer, Hannibal, Mo.

Favorite Loafers car - Stephen Van Houten, Shelbina, Mo.

See photo gallery for more pictures of the car show.

Reach reporter Bev Darr at bev.darr@courierpost.com.