1968 Chevelle takes Best of Show

Published 10:58 am Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Horace Jarratt of Sutherland took Best in Show during the United Rare Breed Car & Truck Club's first show at the American Legion in Franklin on Saturday. The club plans to make the show an annual event. SUBMITTED

FRANKLIN—A red 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle owned by Horace Jarratt of Sutherland won Best in Show during Saturday’s car show sponsored by United Rare Breed Car & Truck Club of Franklin.

Tommy and Connie Jordan of Blackstone took a close second with viper red 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

Planned as an annual event, the show at the American Legion, Charles R. Younts Post No. 73, featured 47 vehicles; 38 registered and were eligible for prizes.

Other winners were:

BEST STEET CAR—Burgundy 1969 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Bruce McCord of Hampton

OLDEST CAR—Rust 1939 Chevrolet Coupe owned by Jerry Harris of Ford

BEST RACE CAR—Green 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup owned by Ricky Ridley of Franklin

FARTHEST DISTANCE TRAVELED —Red 1970 Chevrolet C-10 pickup owned by Richard Boone of Warsaw, which is 130 miles from Franklin.

Established in 2010 by a group of vintage car enthusiasts from Franklin and Suffolk, United Rare Breed is open to anyone with a sincere interest in classic and contemporary cars and trucks.

Since its inception, the club has donated to local charities, given scholarships and provided holiday gifts to needy families.

To learn more about the club’s community outreach programs, call Ben Pope, president, at (757) 630-8260.