The Car Show, Open Header Cruise and Cruise in Celebration were a great success! We had an outstanding turnout. Lots of great cars, and people were having fun!
Some Car Show Galleries Have Been Added - Check them out! More to come next week.
Photo galleries are posted. View them on our Photo Galleries Page.
The photos are also posted on Flickr! Follow this link: Car Show Photos on Flickr
In spite of periodic "squalls" (just what the Farmer’s Almanac predicted) the 24th Annual Lane Automotive Car Show welcomed nearly one thousand show vehicles and well over ten thousand spectators. All scheduled events took place on schedule and everyone on the show grounds took the inclement weather in stride and resolved to have a good time.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Builder Challenge was won by one of the Elkhart Area Career Center Teams while another EACC team finished in second place.
An even dozen nitro and alcohol powered drag race cars fired up at noon, making this year’s Nitro Noisefest one of the best ever.
The Lane Automotive Dyno Challenge was busy both Friday and Saturday, measuring the rear wheel horsepower on stock and modified cars and trucks. The Dyno Challenge sign-up fees and the registration fees for all the food concessioners directly benefit the Lane Automotive Relay for Life fund raising drive.
The weekend was kicked off with the 5th Annual Open Header Cruise through downtown Coloma and Watervliet and the Cruise Night Celebration at Lane Automotive on Friday night, May 25.
We extend great big THANKS to all who participated, or who came out to attend the show as spectators! Once again, all of our loyal car show friends showed us that the weather cannot deter them from having a good time.
Thanks again to Watervliet Township, the City of Watervliet, Coloma Township and the City of Coloma and their police departments for granting us permission and clearing the way to conduct our annual Open Header Cruise.
We also greatly appreciate all the efforts put forth by the Berrien County Sheriff's Department, the Berrien County Sheriff's Posse, the Berrien County Road Commission, the Michigan Department of Transportation, Medic One and Watervliet Lakeland Community Hospital to assure that our car show traffic and our show attendees could enjoy themselves in a completely safe and secure manner. Without any one of these organizations, the show would have not turned out nearly as well.
Congratulations to all of the teams! You are all winners with the knowledge you have gained.
|1||Elkhart Area Career Team #1
|2||Elkhart Area Career Team #2
|3||Elkhart Area Career Team #3
|4||Lockport High School
|5||Niles High School
|6||Glenbrook North HS Team #2
|7||Coloma High School
|8||Glenbrook North HS Team #1
|9||Elkhart Area Career Team #4
|10||Dowagic Union High School
|11||Lakeshore High School
Everyone had a good time checking out what their car could pull! Here are the top performers:
Supercharged/Turbocharged Car Class Winners
1st - Mike Roy, 1971 Chevy Monte Carlo, 1630 HP!
2nd - Bryant Goldstone, 1970 Chevy Chevelle, 1363 HP
3rd - Ian Wozniak, 2004 Ford SVT Cobra, 503 HP
Naturally Aspirated Car Class Winners
1st - Jason Carr, 1992 Ford Mustang, 623 HP
2nd - Kristen Baker, 1993 Ford Mustang, 549 HP
3rd - Albert Jones, 1993 Jeep Wrangler, 540 HP
Diesel Truck Class Winners
1st - Dave Martin, 2006 Chevy Silverado, 955 ft./lbs.
2nd - Joe Kasun, 2008 Ford F250, 726 ft./lbs.
3rd - David Miller, 2006 Chevy Silverado, 643 ft./lbs.