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November 15, 2010
By Jane AndersonSpecial to Drive With nearly 75 classic vehicles on hand for the inaugural University of Nevada, Las Vegas Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering/Department of Mechanical Engineering Car Show and the skies getting more ominous by the minute, Dawn Barlow-Curtis, the department's Director of Communications and Special Events, decided it was probably a good idea to wrap things up and announce award winners.
"We had a great turnout today and a wide range of vehicles," Barlow-Curtis said. Proceeds from Sunday's car show registrations and other donations, which amounted to about $5,000, will help UNLV Mechanical Engineering students with travel expenses to conferences and supplies for their studies.
category winners were presented with a fire extinguisher "trophy," with two of the unique awards going to Henderson's Dee and Carolyn Barnes in Best Mechanical and Special Interest for their 1949 Ford convertible.
"This was a lot of fun for a good cause," said Carolyn Barnes, as she helped her husband pack chairs and coolers into the '49 Ford Walways meet a lot of nice people."
oOer award winners included Dean's Choice, Jerrold Robinson, 1941 Cadillac; Best Paint, Dave Revens, 1986 Dodge Daytona; Best Interior, Tracy Bilyeu, 2003 SSR; Best Motorcycle, Kevin Murphy 1972 XLC; Fan Favorite Car, Sam d'Andrea, 1963 Ford Falcon; Fan Favorite Truck, Jeff Harmon, 1949 Studebaker pickup; Classic Car, Tom Spalla, 1954 Chevy Corvette; and Classic Truck, Jim Arnold, 1953½ F100.
For more information, please contact Dawn Barlow-Curtis at 895-3965 or email@example.com.
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