Hot August Night a big success

1929 Model A owned by Al and Terri Bass of Fort Dodge
1929 Model A owned by Al and Terri Bass of Fort Dodge

Hot August Night, held Thursday around Jefferson’s courthouse square and the adjoining side streets was bigger than ever, with 450 cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors registered.

1954 Ford Rand Wagon owned by Gary and Wanda Birkstand of Slater
1954 Ford Rand Wagon owned by Gary and Wanda Birkstand of Slater

The RPM Club had the most registered exhibitors in the show. Members gave their $200 cash prize to Freedom Flight.

The Spirit Award was presented to Merlin Schau with his 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

Exhibitor Choice awards were as follows:

  • Car – Denny Hagen, 1967 Mustang
  • Truck – Rob Kroupa, 1939 pickup truck
  • Tractor – Jer Peterson, Ford Golden Jubilee
  • Motorcycle – Mike Donahe, 1974 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom
1955 Crown Victoria owned by David Inman of Storm Lake
1955 Crown Victoria owned by David Inman of Storm Lake

GreeneCountyNewsOnline’s very unofficial Coolest Car in the Show Award goes to Dave Inman of Storm Lake with his pink and white 1955 Ford Crown Victoria. Inman drove his very sweet car to Jefferson on the recommendation of another out-of-town exhibitor who had come to Hot August Night in previous years.

White and pink inside and out
White and pink inside and out

The Greene County Chamber of Commerce, hosted the show with much help from a volunteer committee chaired by Chuck Wenthold, Miranda Wahl and Leeann Hostetler.

Next year’s Hot August Night will be Aug. 11.

Left: 1924 Ford owned by Don Pauley of Clear Lake; Right: 1912 Maxwell owned by Dick Pauley of Jefferson
Left: 1924 Ford owned by Don Pauley of Clear Lake; Right: 1912 Maxwell owned by Dick Pauley of Jefferson
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