By RODNEY D. BOAM
The hit of this year’s Franklin County Car Show were the trophies created by Larry Hansen and Craig Kunz.
The two Preston School District employees sculpted the trophies using a welder and motor odds and ends.
“We took parts from everything we could find and made the trophies,” Hansen said. “We used bus parts, car parts, bicycles parts, lawnmower parts and whatever else we could get to work.”
“Larry was the artistic director. He held the part and I welded it together,” Kunz said.
When the two finished building the trophies, they took them to area auto body shops where they were sanded and painted.
“Some of the trophies took as many as 12 hours to paint, Kunz said. “They really did a good job.”
The auto body shops that offered their services and painted the trophies were West Motor, Buzz’s, Spatig Brothers and Tracey Hix.
The participants seemed to like their trophies.
“Some of them said they were going to do that at their car shows,” Hansen said.
“The car show, held in conjunction with the Franklin County Fair, was very well attended this year,” said this year’s co-chair Sally Moser. “There were 97 entries ranging from antiques to sports cars. Fifty-seven of these cars were from Franklin County, showing just how much we love our toys.”
Moser wanted to thank the businesses and citizens of the community for their support; it made for an outstanding car show.
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