5,000 View Beeline Cruise-In Car Show

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An estimated 5,000 people attended the 15th Annual Beeline Cruise-In hosted by the Rim Country Classic Auto Club. Plus, more than 300 cars participated.

"We probably had 1,000 people come through the shop," said Mike Stuart, owner of Gasoline Alley on Main Street.

Most of them bought something too, according to his wife, Debbie.

The big show also helped area hotels and motels. Several were almost filled, primarily due to car show participants.

The spokesman at Days Inn & Suites said his business did not have as many guests this year as it did last year though. "We were at probably 100 percent last year and only between 75 and 80 percent this year."

The top prizes, the winners and their vehicles in the 2008 Beeline Cruise-In:

  • Best of Show, Norman Brown, 1932 Ford Roadster
  • Mayor's Trophy, Scott Dupras, 1951 Chevy Woody Station Wagon
  • Merchants Trophy, Bill Fork, 1950 Willys Jeepster
  • Best Chevrolet, Don Fyffe, 1961 Chevy Bubble Top
  • Best Mopar, Carl Parrick, 1968 Plymouth GTX
  • Best Ford, Jim Schultz, 1932 Ford Roadster
  • Best Pickup, Ken Bell, 1949 Chevy Pickup
  • Best Hot Rod, Terry Scott, 1932 Highboy Roadster
  • Best Roadster, Norman Brown, 1932 Ford Roadster
  • Best "T" Bucket, Marvin Cable, 1932 Ford "T" Bucket
  • Best Muscle Car, Duane Harmon, 1967 Pontiac GTO
  • Best Interior, Fred Pickering, 1948 Plymouth Club Coupe
  • Best Paint, Jim Burr, 1933 Ford Coupe
  • Best Engine, Bill Raper, 1954 Chevy Pickup
  • Best Club Participation, The "Over The Hill Gang"

Additional results will be on payson.com when they are released.

Photos of the Car Show will soon be posted in the Photo Gallery.

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