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May 6, 2023

Judges Choice

Randall Connell                 1956 Chevy

Best GM                                           Aaron & Lisa Powel                            

1956 Chevy 210


Best Jeep                                         Don Weithman                                  

1984 Jeep CJ-7


Best Custom Truck                             Rich Love                                          

1970 Chevy C10


Best Classic Muscle                           Shawn Strunk                                     1969 Camaro

Best Survivor                                     Cliff Fey                                          

1956 Ford Fairlane


Best Interior                                       David Freeman                                   1955 Chevy PU


Best Euro. Import                               Dawn Haffeman              

2018 Jag. F Type 400 Sport


Best HS Student Owned                      

Julia Stelzer                          

1978 Chrysler Cordoba


Best Ford                                           Greg Sigle                              

1955 Ford Thunderbird


Best VW                                             Shawn Chamness                               1965 VW Bus


Best Street Rod                                 Larry Ross                      

1934 Ford 5 window Coupe


Best Modern Muscle                           Anita Bourk                  

2010 Chevy Camaro  SS/RS


Best Paint                                         Carl Morkrid                                

1967 Chevy Camaro


Best Convertible                                 John Wolosule                

1970 Pontiac Judge Tribute Best


Lady Owned                                

 Dee Mitchell                                    

1940 Ford Coupe


Furthest Not Trailered                         Gary Hughes                      

1940 Chevy Deluxe Conv.


Best Mopar                                       Pete & Ginger Fey                      

1968 Dodge Charger


Best Classic Truck                               Thomas O’Hara        

1938/48  Chevy Truck/Camper


Best Rat Rod                                     Logan Houtte                                    

1929 Ford Tudor


Best Pro Street                                   Derek Daniels                      

1970 Chevy Chevelle SS


Best Motor                                            

Dennis Pehite                              

1971 Chevy Nomad

Best Asian Import                                  

Zane Raddue                            

1997 Toyota Century

Best Motorcycle                                    

Cliff Bloyd                                  

2005 Custom Chpper

Point S Tire Choice                              

 Richard Ebert              

1961 Pontiac Bonneville S.D.

Darrin Schreder Photography & Design Choice                                        

Ted & Pauline Schaff                    

1970 Ford Mach 1

Star Radio Choice                                  

Rich Love                                          

1970 Chevy C10

NAPA Choice                                          

Bob Nelson                                    

1962 Impala Conv.

City Chevrolet Choice                            

Scott Oseen                  

 1969 Yenko Camaro Tribute

Best of Show

Rich Proul Ford                  1929 Model A



Dennis Gage

Dennis grew up on a small family farm in northwestern Illinois. He started tinkering with cars early on and purchased his first, a T-Bird,

at age 15. He also played guitar and trumpet in a variety of rock, folk, and school bands.

Upon graduation from high school, he went to North Central College

in Naperville, Illinois where he majored in both chemistry and physics. His undergraduate research in quantum physics received an American Chemical Society award. He continued his automotive interest and, through the course of his college years, owned a number of muscle

and sports cars. He also kept up his music, playing in local coffee houses.

After receiving his degree, Dennis took up the pedal steel guitar and started playing in country rock bands in the Chicago area. He has opened for acts such Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook. However, after two years, Dennis decided to retire from the music

scene and go to graduate school.

He attended the University of Idaho, from which he received a Ph.D.

in chemistry. While there, Dennis became an avid climber and winter mountaineer. He also finally married his high school sweetheart, Ellen.


Dennis accepted a position as a product development scientist at The Procter Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he either worked

on, or created, most of PGs food products in the store including Pringles, with which he bears a striking resemblance to the handlebar mustachioed character on the can. Dennis holds a number of patents on PG products. Once again having some disposable income, Dennis

got back to playing with classic cars. This is also where he and Ellen had their three children.

After years at P&G, Dennis took a position as Director of Product Development at a Bristol-Myers Squibb company in Evansville, Indiana where he led the development of Boost nutritional energy drink, among other products. In he met the founder of the fledgling Bradley David Productions, Inc., and he became co-owner of the company shortly thereafter. A My Classic Car pilot series, hosted by Dennis, was developed for TNN and received strong ratings when it aired on TNN. Based on this success, the show premiered as a weekly series on TNN in January. After only months on the air, Dennis was selected by The Cable Guide and Total Television as one of the Shot Faces of Cable network.

The show then moved to SPEED channel where it reaches over million households. Now in production for its sixteenth season, My Classic Car is one of the highest rated programs on the network. In addition, Dennis is the Executive Producer of the motorcycle television programs, Corbin’s Ride On and Trippin’ on Two Wheels, and the reality series, Texas Hardtails, as well as the independent film, November.


Dennis and his business partner received the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Indiana.  Dennis also serves on the Board of Directors of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), as well as a number of academic and industry advisory boards and became sole owner of the production company and renamed it MadStache, Inc. and with his own lifelong love of cars and motorcycles, he states - This has got to be the ultimate job!


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