Silver Dollar Showdown #12 Results

March 10, 2013

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What a beautiful Sunday we had this past weekend for the 12th running of the Silver Dollar Showdown at Silver Dollar Showdown in Reynolds, Ga. Saturday afternoon the cruise in at Steak n Shake in Warner Robins started the weekend. There were over 50 VWs cruising the lot off and on for the afternoon. That evening, some VW Enthusiast came out to the track and had a big bonfire and camped with their friends for the evening.

   Sunday started out a little cool, but it didn't take long to warm up! The drag race pits started filling up, but the car count was lower then ever before. We all enjoyed watching them race and hope that in the future, we can get more to come out to the season opener for SEVWA.  Once again Mel Shealy came on top for the Super Pro class after running in two classes all day. Wes Jordan was the winner in Pro and he hasn't been racing in a year. We are certainly glad to see him back. In the Sportsman class there was a surprise. Steve Sands came out the winner with his wife's 2012 Beetle. He usually runs his own drag car in the Super Pro class, but it just wasn't ready. So they came out anyhow with plans just to enjoy the show, but that all took a turn!

     The show car area had some Trikes, kit cars, Beetles, Type 3s, Buses, a few Ghias and also quite a few clubs having a wonderful warm day in the sun with their VW Buddies. As the day winded down it was time for the Awards and Maddie Johnson came out on top with her 67 Deluxe Bus for Best of Show, Paint and Engine. The Bugs for Christ group out of Macon, Ga took Promoter's Choice with their 72 Super Beetle that they did for the Children's Home. This Beetle will eventually be put up for auction, with all the money going to the Children's Home. This Beetle was put together in 7 days and was debuted at this event. These guys did a great job and was certainly a wonderful thing to do for the community.

      We hope that you guys all had a good time and look forward to March of 2014. Until then, support your local and regional car shows. Without YOU, these shows can not exist. Take a look at our schedule and maybe you can attend another one of these as well.


Best of Show: Maddie Johnson 67 Deluxe


Best Paint: Maddie Johnson 67 Deluxe

Best Engine: Maddie Johnson 67 Deluxe

Best Interior: Jeff Patterson 66 Panel

Promoters Choice: Methodist Children’s Home 72 Super Beetle

Pro Flow Performance Heads winner Brooke Hopkins of Actworth, Ga


1) Beetle Sedan/Convertible Stock (pre-67)

    1)Karl Wood 57 Beetle

    2)Barbara Johnson 67 Beetle

2) Beetle Sedan/Convertible Modified (pre-67)

    1)Tom Griffith  61 Ragtop Beetle

    2)Victor Machicote 50 Beetle

3) Beetle Sedan/Convertible Stock (68 & up)

    1)Methodist Children’s Home 72 Super Beetle

    2)Quitman Stanford 74 Super Beetle

4) Beetle Sedan/Convertible Modified (68 & up)

   1)Donald Hood 72 Beetle

   2) Herbie Flanagan 72 Beetle

5) Karmann Ghia (ALL)

   1)Joseph & Sharon Azeredo 73 

6) Type II Stock

   1) Dennis Twigg 67 Camper

   2) Eduardo Medina 82 Vanagon

7) Type II Modified

   1) Maddie Johnson 67 Deluxe

   2) Jeff Patterson  66 Panel

8) Type III (ALL)

   1) Raymond Mullins  65 Notchback

   2)Marion McDonald 71 Fastback

9) Thing (ALL)   

   1) Rick Johnson

10) Buggy    N/A

 11) Baja      

   1) Marty Gazafy

12) Rail       

   1) Eddie Martin

   2) Bob o’Reilly

13) Trike   

   1) David Adams

   2) Tom Peters

14) Rat Rod

   1) Cooper Gilstrap 64 Beetle

   2) Tom Peters 70 Bus

15) Full Custom (air or water)   

    1) Andrew Waits 70 Beetle 

    2) Clarence DeBrabant 69 Beetle

16) Daily Driver (Aircooled) all years 

    1) Torrey Powell  70 Beetle

    2) Vernon Simmonds 56 Beetle

17)  Special Interest  n/a

18) Under Construction

    1) Charles Moon  59 Beetle

    2) Phillip Robidar 67 Beetle


19)Stock Watercooled ALL YEARS

    1) Danny Bradham 2012 Jetta Sportswagen

20)Modified MKI/MKII golf / cabriolet / jetta /Passat /Scirocco/Corrado(78-94)    N/A

21) Modified MKIII/MKIV golf / cabriolet /jetta / Passat /Scirocco/Corrado(95-05)    N/A

22) Modified MKV/MKVI golf / jetta / Passat b6 (05& up)  N/A

23) other watercooled (Vanagon/Eurovan/ Fox/New Beetle/Etc) N/A