RENSSELAER — The 2018 JC Cruisers’ Car Show was held Saturday at Brookside Park, with over 165 cars participating on a nice, warm day.

Participants parked their cars, popped their hoods and set up props to showcase several beauties from the 1930s to 2000s.

Prior to parading their cars through downtown Rensselaer as part of Cruise Night, car owners were presented awards by JC Cruisers officials.

The top two finishers in a number of divisions were presented awards, including:

Street Rod 1900-1934

Calvin and Ruby Sullian of Kentland — Red ’32 Ford

Rita Knesh, Fair Oaks — Yellow ’32 Ford

Street Rod 1935-1948

Mike Knesh, Fair Oaks — Red ’41 Willys

Tim Tihon, Leesburg — Blue ’37 Ford

Stock Original ’46-’59

Heath Schleuter, Lake Village — Turquoise ’56 Olds

Ed Federer, Wolcott — Green ’54 Chevy

Stock Original ’60-’67

Wayne Keilman, Cedar Lake — Blue ’67 Plymouth

David Gick, Fowler — Blue ’63 Ford

Stock Original ’68-’79

Dave Derema, Portage — Red ’72 Mach 1

Michael Plewa, Crown Point — Myron Red ’79 Trans Am

Stock Original ’80-’89

Barbara Echterling, Monticello — White Corvette

Randy Warren, Rensselaer — ’88 Grey IROC

Stock Original ’90-’99

Richard Morahl, Rensselaer — Black ’99 Rousch Mustang

Roger Clark, Brook — Red ’95 Trans Am

Stock Original 2000 & Up

Dave Fry, Sullivan — White 2011 Challenger

Max Basden, Lansing — 2017 Challenger

Street Machine ’49-’59

Del Allen, Portage — ’56 Chevy 210

Dale Check, Monticello — ’57 Chevy Bel Aire

Street Machine ’60-’69

Bob and Carol Toppen, DeMotte — ’64 Chevy Malibu

Lenard Allen, Medaryville — Blue ’66 Chevy

Street Machine 1970 & Up

Ben Kickert, Rensselaer — Black ’77 Trans Am

Nick and Karla Martakis, Wheatfield — Red ’83 Ford Mustang

Pro Street

Terry and Cheryl Hammack, Rensselaer — ’33 Willys Coupe

Joe Gilbert, Wheatfield — Pearl White ’48 Chevy Truck

Special Interest

Ron and Linda Pivarnik, DeMotte — Half-Seale Ford Roadster

Christy Nagele, Rensselaer — ’48 Willy’s Mud Truck

Corvette

Craig and Barb Struck, Garret — 2000 Red Corvette

Mike and Julie Steward, Garret — 2000 Black Corvette

Pickup Full Size

Glenn Corby, Winamac — ’85 Dodge

Johnny Blount, Monon — Green ’55 Ford

Antique Pre-1943

Mike Macowan, Monticello — Blue ’37 Chevy Pickup

Don Obermeyer, Valparaiso — 1908 Buick

Muscle

Ben and Gerri Gallardo, Portage — Yellow ’69 Plymouth

Glenn Kellman, Rensselaer — Sub Lime ’70 Challenger

Custom

Dan and Cheryl Felda, Monteray — 1951 Ford

Unfinished

Tim and Tommy Tilton, Leesburg — 1948 Plymouth

Jim Williams, Rensselaer — ’60 Chevy El Camino

Mini Pickup

Jerry Arseneau, Beaverville — Brown ’84 GMC

Timothy Smith, DeMotte — Orange/White ’94 Dodge

Sport Compact

Jim Meyers, Monon — 2006 Mustang

Jason Tabler, Winamac — 2009 Subaru

Rat Rod

Matt Smith, Brook — ’27 Essex Pickup

Oldest Vehicle

Don Obermeyer, Valparaiso — 1908 Buick

The following winners were voted on by car show participants, the JC Cruisers Ladies and Mayor Steve Wood:

Best Paint

Terry and Cheryl Hammock, Rensselaer — ’33 Willys Coupe

Best Interior

Johnny Blount, Monon — Green ’55 Ford Truck

Best Engine

Terry and Cheryl Hammock, Rensselaer — ’33 Willys Coupe

Mayor’s Choice

Leon Mann, Otterbein — Red ’65 Thunderbird

JC Cruisers Ladies Choice

Curtis Anderson, Lafayette — ’41 Hudson

Best of Show

Mike and Linda Unland, Wheatfield — 1930 Hupmobile