Beldenville Old Car Club show draws huge crowd

Posted 8/4/21

ELLSWORTH – The 43rd annual Beldenville Old Car Club Show was well-attended and featured cars from the early 1900’s through the sporty makes and models. More than 700 cars, trucks and special …

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Beldenville Old Car Club show draws huge crowd


ELLSWORTH – The 43rd annual Beldenville Old Car Club Show was well-attended and featured cars from the early 1900’s through the sporty makes and models. More than 700 cars, trucks and special interest vehicles filled the grounds, along with 84 swappers selling everything from nuts and bolts to a 1930 Model A two-door that had been in storage for 53 years. Thirty-two of them were in Ellsworth in what used to be the Oltman House – home of the past Ford dealer Ralph Oltman and John Oltman – the home they grew up in. If you didn’t attend, you missed the best show in Ellsworth at the fairgrounds for only $5. Plan to attend next year, July 24, 2022 for the 44th annual show!

The 43rd Annual show was off to an early 7 a.m. start, with swappers, cars and trucks coming through the gates. At 8 a.m., the spectator gates were flowing with people from all over. The day started out with a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, followed by delicious pork sandwiches served by the Rush River – Eau Galle Sportsman’s Club.

Also, Al’s Kettle Corn was popped and bagged for sale by Al Langbein and his wife, Caroline, with Bob and Jean Lucente helping serve. This is the best kettle corn around!

The -H stand was busy selling their items, including ice cream and treats. We as club members thank all of them for their hard work. The show couldn’t happen without them!

We had music in the air from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by our DJ from Baldwin.

Cars, trucks, street rods, custom two -seaters, convertibles and special interest vehicles all attended from over a 200-mile radius! We estimated we had over $15 million worth of antiques and collector’s vehicles at this show!

We as a small group of common, hard-working members are proud to put on a show of this nature in our small town of Ellsworth, on the best fairgrounds in Wisconsin. We welcome everyone to attend this show next year and we owe a big thanks to our Fair Board, to Ann Webb and Matt Kelly, who do the very best to help us, an old car club, to entertain thousands of people for this well-attended car show!

All the members of the Beldenville Old Car Club thank you!

Results Best in Show: 1947 Mercury convertible, Darrell Benson, Forest Lake, Minn.

100 Class – 1900-1939 Best in Class: 1932 Oldsmobile F32, Dave and Sally Zabel

First – 1913 Ford T, Jeff and Diane Perkins, Lakeland, Minn.

Second – 1933 Ford two-door sedan, Dean Mewes, Ellsworth

200 Class – 1940-1948 Best in Class: 1947 Mercury convertible, Darrell Benson, Forest Lake, Minn.

First – 1940 Ford Coupe, Steve Melgard 300 Class – 1949-1959 Best in Class: 1959 DeSoto Fire Flite, Jerry Kadinger, Menomonie

First – 1958 Packard Hawk, Todd Langenfeld, Prescott

Second – 1955 Chevy Belair, Duane Spoo 400 Class – 1960-1966 Best in Class: 1963 ½ Ford Galaxie, Bill Toenjes, Woodbury, Minn.

First – 1965 Oldsmobile 442, Pete Weyers, Hudson

Second – 1963 Chevy Belair, Breeze Langer, Ellsworth

Third – 1961 Olds Dynamic 88, Pat Longer, Hudson

500 Class – 1967-1971

Best in Class: 1968 Ford Mustang, Scott Lundberg, Prescott

First – 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T, Josh Owen Second – 1969 Chevy Camaro, Mike and Norma Anderson, Menomonie

Third – 1969 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet, Roger Nelson, Ellsworth

600 Class – 1972-1989 Best in Class: 1970 Dodge Challenger, Dan Smith, Baldwin

First – 1988 Cadillac Coupe Deville, Mike Odden, Roberts

Second – 1974 Olds Cutlass, Brad Ashittino, Oakdale, Minn.

Third – 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, Jason Petaja, Hudson

700 Class – Convertibles 1949-1991 Best in Class: 1951 Ford Ragtop, Rog Vorwerk, Lake Elmo, Minn.

First – 1967 Pontiac GTO, Todd Straub, Beldenville

Second – 1968 Pontiac Firebird, Rick Bunce, Hager City

Third – 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, Bill Hanson, River Falls

800 Class – All two-seaters 1949-1991 Best in Class: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette, Jim and Kathy Minniehsoffer, Scandia, Minn.

First – 1973 Chevy Corvette, Gail Drury, Luck Second – 1966 MG Midget, Wayne Soderbeck, Roberts

Third – 1966 Chevy Corvette, Dick Bunce, Hager City

900 Class – Stock trucks 1920-1966 Best in Class: 1951 Ford F-150, Al Hinz, Red Wing, Minn.

First – 1940 Chevy pickup, Dale Tessmer, Trego Second – 1931 Chevy pickup, Mark and Becky Nelson, Menomonie

Third – 1948 Chevy pickup 3100, Harley Schmidt, Emerald

1000 Class – Street Rods 1900-1934 Best in Class: 1934 Ford three window coupe, Brad Aamodt of River Falls, WI

First – 1923 Ford T bucket, Barb and Andy Bear, Roberts

Second – 1933 Plymouth, Roger Sjulstad, Northfield, Minn.

Third – 1931 Ford A four-door, Joe and Cheryl Meyer, Vadnais Heights, Minn.

1100 Class – Street Rods 1935-1948 Best in Class: 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe, Scott Anderson, Forest Lake, Minn.

First – 1937 Chevrolet two-door sedan, Tom Page, Elko, Minn.

Second – 1939 Cadillac 75 Limo, Keith Snider, Bay City

Third – 1946 Ford Buss coupe, Mike Vawralz, Spring Lake Park, Minn.

1200 Class – Customs 1949-1964 Best in Class: 1955 Buick Special, Bob Elm, Hudson

First – 1964 Chevy Impala SS, Gary Most, Prescott

Second – 1950 Mercury Club/coupe, Darrell and Jo Burton, Rochester, Minn.

Third – 1957 Ford Fairlane, Jeff Welty, Ellsworth 1300 Class – Street Machine cars 1965-1989 Best in Class: 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air, Jim Leetton

First – 1970 Dodge Charger, Mark and Dinah Konoal, Arcadia

Second – 1972 Chevy Camaro, Bryce Frion, Ellsworth

Third – 1974 Dodge Challenger, Michael Johnson, Glenwood City

1400 Class – Street Machine trucks 1949-1991 Best in Class: 1965 Chevy C10, Deb and Ed Colburn, Clear Lake

First – 1948 Chevy 3100, Carl Carlson, Wyoming, Minn.

Second – 1963 Chevy C10, Brayden Wienke, Forest

Third – 1949 Chevy, Greg Haseley 1500 Class – Special Interest 1965-1991 Best in Class: 2016 custom homemade trike, David and Theresa Raehsler, Menomonie

First – IH rat rod truck, Michael and Melinda Sjulstad, Northfield, Minn.

Second – 1992 Ford Mustang convertible, Michelle Odden, Roberts

Third – 1993 Chevrolet Corvette, Jeff Seltan, Bayport,


1600 Class – Stock Trucks 1967-2001 Best in Class: 1979 Dodge Lil Red Truck, Bill Hanson, River Falls

First – 1972 Ford F-100, Kevin Holmans, Minnesota

Second – 1983 Freightliner 8664T, Roger Wiff, Spring Valley

Third – 1985 Chevy Silverado, Dan Ray, Knapp Submitted by the Beldenville Old Car Club