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1927 Chevy 210 pickup, owned by Jason Billings, at the 11th annual Sedgwick Car Show on July 14.
1931 Ford, owned by Ken Ward, at the 11th annual Sedgwick Car Show on July 14.
A 1954 Mercury Sunvalley, owned by Fern Leach, at the 11th annual Sedgwick Car Show on July 14.
A 1958 Dodge Power Wagon, now retired from the Maine Forest Service, at the 11th annual Sedgwick Car Show on July 14.
The winner! This 1953 Ford Sunliner, owned by Rachel Leach of Blue Hill, won Best in Show at the 11th annual Sedgwick Car Show on July 14.
A 1928 Model A Ford beside a 1937 Chevy Master Deluxe, owned by Ronnie and brother Nelson Billings, respectively, of Little Deer Isle.
by Anne Berleant
With high temperatures eased by a slight breeze over the Blue Hill Fairgrounds, the 10th annual Sedgwick Volunteer Fire Department Car Show was held on Saturday, July 14.
A 1953 Ford Sunliner, owned by Rachel Leach, drove away with Best-in-Show honors. The winners in 17 other classes are listed below.
This year, proceeds from the car show will be used for general fire fighting equipment, according to Chief Engineer and event organizer Dick Doane, who said the annual fundraiser brings in $2,500 to $3,000.
“We’ve been spending money on things like turn-out gear at $1,800 a set,” he said.
Brandon Young, a first-year volunteer firefighter, may be one recipient of the firefighter coat, hat and boots. He was on hand at the fairgrounds “basically, to help park the cars,” he said. “I’m a go-getter.”
With 124 cars registered for the show, the number was down from its maximum of 180.
“The weather’s got a lot to do with it,” said Doane.
With vintage automobiles on display dating back to the 1920s, car-lovers had the chance to examine everything from a wooden-bodied Model T Ford to a 1958 Dodge Power Wagon, retired from the Maine Forest Service in Jonesboro.
Roland Donovan, owner of the Model T, said he drives the 1923 car on today’s roads.
“Back then, the roads were built for horse and buggies,” he said. But, with a rebuilt engine, “it goes good.”
Vehicles were registered in one of 17 classes, with first, second and third-place trophies awarded in each class. A different local business provided the trophy for each class.