PHOTO GALLERY: Bear River Young Life Car Show
June 17, 2017
Jim Davis’s prize-winning Chevrolet Apache truck has been in his family a long time.
Like about 58 years.
His father was the original owner of the 1959 truck. Davis of Grand Junction inherited it and decided to restore it back to its original condition, right down to the color — robin egg blue and Wimbledon white.
Davis’ Chevrolet truck was a popular draw Saturday among the the vehicles at the Bear River Young Life Car Show, capturing the Best Original prize and the Best of Show trophy.
“It means a lot,” Davis said about winning the top prize. He’s been taking his truck out to car shows about six years now.
“That’s all I got to show, and it’s enough,” Davis chuckled.
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Davis admitted he’ll be smiling all the way back to Grand Junction.
Classic cars invaded Craig over the weekend, and hundreds of cars, truck and motorcycles lined Yampa Avenue Saturday for the Bear River Young Life Car show. Here are the results:
Best of show: 1959 Chevrolet Apache truck, John Davis, Grand Junction
Best of show motorcycle: 2008 Harley Davidson, Doug Wagner, Craig
Young Life Choice: 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe, Dennis and Sherry Brown, Steamboat Springs
Sheriff’s Choice: 1957 T-Bird, Ken Wightman, Craig
Owner’s Choice: 1967 Chevelle, Dave Satterwhite, Craig
Best Modern: 2012 Corvette, Jack Camp, Craig
Best Original: 1959 Chevrolet Apache truck, John Davis, Grand Junction
Best Classic: 1957 Chevy sedan, Tony Kazeck, Vernal Utah
Best Muscle: 2012 Corvette, Sid Lewis, Craig
Best Hot Rod: 1961 VW, Gary and Kathee Thomspon, Montrose
Best Import: 2016 Birkin Lotus 7, Ted Carter, Grand Junction
Best Truck: 1957 Chevy pickup, Gary Zvlian, Craig
Best Off-Road: 1968 Bronco, Dale Clark, Craig
Best Under Construction: 1946 Dodge sedan, Ken Baptist, Craig
Farthest Traveled: 1954 Bel Air, Stetson Shepard, Park City Montana