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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Polished clean vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles were scattered around the Phillips County Courthouse lawn as nearly four dozen total entrants joined the 13th annual Dandelion Daze car show that made its way through Holyoke Saturday, June 15.

Randy Lofquist of Kearney, Neb. took home Top Gun (Rodders’ Choice) honors for his 1929 Ford Roadster. Hank Hassler earned the People’s Choice award for his 1970 Dodge Challenger RT.

Hank Hassler poses with his light blue and white 1970 Dodge Challenger RT that earned him the People’s Choice award during the Dandelion Daze car show.  —Enterprise photo

Randy Lofquist shows off his plaque for the Top Gun (Rodder’s Choice) award for his black 1929 Ford Roadster.  —Enterprise photo

The top 15 cars were also recognized with a plaque. They include, in no particular order:

Dan Guernsey of Cañon City, 1956 Cadillac; Charles Harvey of Holyoke, 1949 Plymouth Deluxe; Chris Skipworth of Aurora, 1969 Pontiac Firebird; Darian Klockman of Ogallala, Neb., 1969 Chevrolet Camaro; Kevin Klockman of Ogallala, Neb., 1967 Pontiac GTO.

Pete Jensen of St. Francis, Kan., 1939 Ford pickup; Ken Hodges of Julesburg, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette; Larry Spohn of Eaton, 1968 Pontiac Firebird; Rod Aagesen of Yuma, 1933 Ford 5-Window; Jonnie Johnson of Wray, 1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda.

Jodi Brown of Arvada, 1964 Ford Falcon; Ron Higgins of Yuma, 1956 Ford 5-100; Nate Dodson of Venango, Neb., 1962 Lincoln Continental; Ryan Dickinson of Ogallala, 1975 Pontiac Trans Am; and Ron Guernsey of Paoli, 1957 T-Bird. Casey Blake was also recognized for his 2004 Swift Bar Chopper in the motorcycle division.

Those earning awards during Saturday’s car show at Dandelion Daze are pictured from left, front row, Dan Guernsey, Charles Harvey, Chris Skipworth, Darian Klockman and Kevin Klockman; second row, Pete Jensen, Ken Hodges, Larry Spohn, Rod Aagesen and Jonnie Johnson; and back row, Jodi Brown, Ron Higgins, Nate Dodson, Ryan Dickinson, Ron Guernsey and Casey Blake.  ­—Enterprise photo

Blake, who also acted as co-chairperson for the event, called the day a success. With 47 vehicles entered, the show boasted 11 more than last year and about 10-20 more than other shows in the past.

Blake noted that the show was well-attended and he was happy to hear several positive comments from those who showed up.

“All in all, I was really happy with the turnout,” Blake said.

Twenty-four vendors were set up for the day, providing fun, food and shopping opportunities to those in attendance.

Many vehicles entered the Quasquicentennial “Vintage-Era” parade after the car show.

Holyoke Enterprise June 20, 2013