GM Products Honored
Larry Jewett - April 09, 2014 09:10 AM
Ronnie Staples took two awards on SundayCourtesy of NMCA
Quality cars dominated the show field at the recent NMCA appearance in Bradenton, Florida, but GM products clearly held their own against any competition.
Ronnie Staples (pictured) snagged the top honors in the ’70 – ’81 Camaro Modified class, then backed it up with best interior. In the ’67-’69 Camaro Conservative class, Ralph Dyke’s ’69 Camaro was selected as “outstanding” with Chuck Woolsey’s ’68 nabbing class winner. The Conservative ’82 – ’92 honors went to Warren Blazier of Clearwater, Florida. Johnny Smith claimed the ’67-’69 Modified honors and also gathered in the Best Body & Paint.
Michael Grenier’s ’71 Nova was tops in that division. A pair of ’70 models were tabbed in the Chevelle class with Ray Harka (Conservative) and Elizabeth Keene (modified) taking honors. Judges in Corvette found local Ken Cloutier and his ’72 model to be best.
Lou Small of Washington Island, Florida, found honors with his ’62 Impala SS. The car was named best in the Big Car Conservative Class and then Small went to the stage for a second award as Best GM of show.
Other Bradenton winners in the Sunday show were Ron Kibicki (1950 Panel Truck), Lance Hayworth (1996 Impala SS and Mike Hall (1939 Chevy Coupe).