Annual car show revs up in Splendora

Photo by John McCulloch
Jimmy McCreight won Best of Show for his Chevrolet Bel Air at the Splendora First Pentecostal Church's Fifth Annual Car Show on Saturday, July 14.

By Vanesa Brashier

Hundreds of people braved the blistering heat Saturday to attend Splendora First Pentecostal Church’s Fifth Annual Car Show. Dozens of entries competed in 19 categories, including Pastor’s Choice, Best in Show, Hot Rods and Muscle Cars.

Best of Show went to Jimmy McCreight of New Caney for his red Chevrolet Bel Air. Jabo Green claimed Pastor’s Choice with the award presented by SFPC Pastor Ronald Culberth.

Other awards were presented to the following:

  • ATV – Richard Scott
  • 4 X 4 – Richard Scott
  • Jeep – Barry Welch, first place; Johnathan Gonzales, runner-up
  • Restomod – Jimmy McCreight, first place; Mitch Hatcher, runner-up
  • Hot Rod – Rick Drumwright, first place; Mike Silva, runner-up
  • Muscle Car – Cathi Pierce, first place; Phil and Judy Jackson, runner-up
  • Rat Rod – Mitch Reynolds, first place; Jerry Simmons, runner-up
  • 1920-1973 Truck – Lance Jones, first place; Bobby Hanaline, runner-up
  • 1920-1973 Car – Ronald Wooddell, first place; Jabo Green, runner-up
  • 1974-2018 Truck – Bruce Stoltfus, first place; Ricky Arnold, runner-up
  • 1974-2018 Car – Shelley Stoltzfus, first place; Lee Woodward, runner-up
  • Best Interior – Bobby Hanaline
  • Best Paint – Mitch Hatcher
  • Under the Hood – Lance Jones
  • Work in Progress – Melisa Richmond
  • Unique – Suzanna Cauley

Splendora First Pentecostal Church is located at 26480 Fm 2090 Rd., Splendora.


Photo slideshow by John McCulloch

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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