JAY – The Jay Plaza parking lot was filled with ornate cars including antique roadsters, classic vehicles, 4X4 trucks on June 26 for the 23rd annual Rotary Car Show, hosted by the Jay/Livermore Falls Rotary Club.

Forty-four car owners displayed their vehicles from 16 different classes, including special interest, which featured a 1940’s army ambulance Jeep, outfitted with a stretcher and medical supplies.

Hot dogs and hamburgers were sold to benefit Maine Special Olympics. Participants checked out the wide range of cars, participating in the 50/50 raffle and listening to 1950s music.

All entry fees from the car show benefited the Rotary scholarship fund. Frank and Carole Picard organized the show logistics and International paper provided some equipment.

The Jay/Livermore Falls Rotary Club is a service organization that helps the community through fund raising and other service activities. The club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at LaFleur’s Restaurant.

Car show winners were: Antiques up to 1934, Maurice Moreau; antiques 1935 to 1953, first, Richard Hutchinson; second, Ivan Chouinard; third, Barry Lawson.

Classics 1954 to 1959 (closed) : first, Frank and Carole Picard; second, Rick Wilson; third, Charles Small.

Classics 1954 to 1969 (open): first, Pete Davenport; second, Margie Powers.

Best of the 1960s: first, Gary Cusson; second, Matt Weeks; third, Doug Desroches.

Best of the 1970s: first, Paul Merrill; second, Larry and Mary Haynes; third, Arnold Manston.

Mopars: first, Alan Nickerson Sr.; second, Larry Merrill; third, Richard Noyes.

T-Birds: first, Gordon Medcoff; second, Gordon Medcoff.

4X4 trucks: first, Bob Baker; second, Marc Shink.

4X2 trucks: first, Roger Gray.

Mini trucks, first, Don Small; second, Emery Ricker.

Sports compacts: first, Jennifer and Jeremy Somerville; second, Rick Hasting; third, Jay Bilodeau.

Street machines, Tom Carro.

Street rods: first, tie, Frank and Gloria Burgess and Ron Sencabaugh; third, Raymond and Shirley Smith.

Special interest: first, Les Wing; second, Rick Caron; third, Cecil Holman.

The 2004 Best In Show Award went to Jennifer and Jeremy Somerville for their 2001 Ford Focus.

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