Last weekend marked the culmination of the weeklong Maple Leaf Festival in Carthage, with the trademark parade on Saturday morning, but it was also a busy weekend for local car enthusiasts.

Last weekend marked the culmination of the weeklong Maple Leaf Festival in Carthage, with the trademark parade on Saturday morning, but it was also a busy weekend for local car enthusiasts.

The Maple Leaf Auto Show saw a strong turnout Friday night during its annual Cruise Night at the Best Western Precious Moments Hotel. The Carthage Chamber of Commerce sponsored a chili cook-off, and free hot dogs were served with chips and drinks. Chili dogs were the perfect compliment to the weekend’s cold weather, and there were cars and trucks of all sizes for attendees to admire.

On Saturday the Maple Leaf Car Show held its 33rd Annual Car Show and Swap Meet/Car Corral at the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix on Grand Ave. The Swap Meet/Car Corral was one of the largest, with 33 vendors selling their products, goods and hard-to-find parts of all sizes, makes and models.

At the car show, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts on Garrison Ave., 380 cars and trucks were on display. The event also featured four food vendors, and a variety of inflatable toys provided by the House of Bounce.


1924 Model T, Ken Throneberry, Webb City
1913 Model T, Edward Apfelbaum, Carthage  
1959 Cadillac, Connie Kohler, Joplin

1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, Jon King, Nixa
1937 Chrysler Coup, Larry Williams, Tulsa
1998 Dodge Viper, Mike Darr, Joplin

1966 Chevelle SS, GL Tucker, Joplin
1970 Chevy Chevelle, Kenneth Bower, Fort Scott, Kan.
1968 SS 427, David Newman, Springfield

1962 Ford, John Riggs, Springfield
1956 Ford Ranch Wagon, Don Williams, Fairland, Okla.
1965 Ford Falcon, Albert Nicaise, Neosho

1936 Harley Davidson, Ken Coy, Columbus, Kan.
1977 Honda, Pete Welch, Jasper
1995 Harley Trike, Chester McBride, Carthage  

1962 Corvette, Robert and Janet Russow, Carthage  
1965 Corvette, David Field, Greenwood, Mo.
2012 Corvette, Gary and Nancy Hollander, Linn Creek, Mo.

1967 Mustang, David Banwart, Lamar
1969 Mustang, Don Middough, Lamar
1967 Mustang, Jeff and Kelli Quade, Carthage  

1969 Camero, Nathan Grant, Baxter Springs, Kan.
Chevy Camero, Duard Maybee, Elm Springs, Ark.
Pontiac Trans Am, Gretchen Eden, Clever, Mo.

Sports compacts
1966 Cobra, Brett Stone, Webb City
1963 VW, Nathan Terry, Carthage  
Heath Haulman, Neosho

Under 21
1952 Chevy pickup, Ethan House, Carterville
2005 Cadillac, Zack Hanna, Carthage  
1999 Camero, John Cain, Joplin

Pickups 54 and earlier
1942 Chevy, Darrell Scribner, Diamond
1950 Chevy, Ron Darby, Joplin
1936 Ford, Gary Nooney, Wichita, Kan.

Pickups 55-72
1956 Ford, Bob House, Columbus, Kan.
1969 Chevy, Gary Allison, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
1966 Ford, Doug Riddle, Bella Vista, Ark.

Pickups 73 and later
1987 Chevy, Justin Howard, Carthage  
1977 Ford, Herb Nagy, Holden, Mo.
1991 GMC, JR Penniman, Rogersville, Mo.

Mini trucks
2000 S 10, Hayden Wittenmyer, Joplin
1994 S 10, Andrew Pavlovic, Joplin
1989 S 10, Jansen Fisher, Mt. Vernon

1967 Sunbeam Alpine, Chuck Patterson, Joplin
1948 Olds 98, John Martin, Nixa
1977 Mercury Bobcat, Scott Campbell III, Carthage

Low rider
1989 Chevy, Ron Lieberman, Carthage  
Cadillac, Cody Kimeier, Mt. Vernon
1951 Pontiac, Richard Rawlings, Baxter Springs, Kan.

Street rods 1934 and earlier
1933 Chevy, Gene Shockley, Wichita, Kan.
1932 Ford Vicky, Mike Cranor, Springfield
1929 Ford A, Ron Scantlin, Sapulpa, Okla.

Street rods 1935-39
1937 Chevy pickup, Mark Sundell, St. Roberts, Mo.
1939 Chevy Coupe, Bob Barnes, Nevada
Chevy, Danny Towles, Bella Vista, Ark.

Street rods 1940-48
1940 Plymouth, Larry Glaze, Carthage  
1948 Chevy, Sonny Crooks, Nevada
1940 Ford Coupe, Ron Kilmer, Springfield

55/56/57 any make
1957 Chevy, Johnny Cox, Republic
1957 Chevy Sedan DEL, Ken Pate, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
1955 Chevy Nomad, Charles Koehler, Joplin

Street machines
1973 Chevy pickup, Terry Cook, Mt. Vernon
1979 Mercury Capri, Wylie Childress, Mounds, Okla.
1966 Chevy Nova, Brian Tinder, Webb City

1957 Studebaker pickup, Robert Houser, Galena, Kan.
1959 Studebaker, Jon Gulick, Nixa, Mo.
Studebaker, Ozzie McCauley, Joplin

Traditional rods
1951 GMC pickup, Gary Hart, Springfield
1927 T Bucket, Carroll Asbell, Carthage  
1933 Ford Model B, James Robertson, Joplin

1950 Ford pickup, Shaun Knuth, Rose Hill, Kan.
1939 Hudson, Kenneth Nading, Joplin
1934 Ford, Randy Fitzpatrick, Nixa

1953 Buick Super Convertible, Larry Jenkins, Bella Vista, Ark.
1946 Ford, Mel Dollarhide, Springfield
1951 Mercury, Gary Koehler, Joplin

1966 GTO, Ron Hulette, Joplin
1957 Chevy, Dennis Dilts, Joplin
1971 Pontiac Lemans, Jack Stinson, Nixa