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PHOTO GALLERY: 37th annual Old Wheels Car Show rolls into Columbia

Saturday, September 24, 2011 | 8:31 p.m. CDT; updated 11:25 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 24, 2011
Jim and Beverly Smith show their 1973 Volkswagen Thing on Saturday at the 37th annual Old Wheels Car Show at Hickman High School. The car has won many awards before the Smiths owned it, so they had those awards on display during the show.

COLUMBIA — The 37th annual Old Wheels Car Show at Hickman High School on Saturday featured family, competition and most importantly a collection of eye-catching cars.

Lee Schweighauser restored almost everything in his 1931 Ford hot rod but decided to leave the BB gun bullets in the back window. Schweighauser participated in the 37th annual Old Wheels Car Show at Hickman High School on Saturday.
Bullet holes made by kids with BB guns remain in the back window of Lee Schweighauser's 1931 Ford hot rod. Schweighauser restored most of the car, but left the bullet holes because he liked how they looked. He participated in the 37th annual Old Wheels Car Show at Hickman High School on Saturday.
John and Lyn Karl walk through the 37th annual Old Wheels Car Show at Hickman High School on Saturday. "There are a lot of gorgeous cars here," Lyn Karl said. The couple, married for 35 years, brought their 1968 Ford Mustang to the show.
John and Lyn Karl's 1968 Mustang belonged to John's aunt. "I've had it for 11 years. She bought it brand new," John Karl said, "She was a prim and proper lady." He has tried to keep it as similar to how it was when she owned it. There is an umbrella in the back that he remembers from his childhood, and it still sits there today. Karl has only repaired the car, otherwise it is exactly the same as it was in 1968.
Lyn and John Karl congratulate each other on their first-place prize Saturday at the 37th annual Old Wheels Car Show at Hickman High School. Their 1968 Mustang won first place in the Class J category for unrestored survivor cars. "To me, the car is art, and it's history," John Karl said.
Jim and Anne Campbell read the display the Karls put in front of their 1968 mustang Saturday. The poster tells the history of the car, which was owned by John Karl's aunt. The car has never been restored. "It's the same as it was off the showroom floor," Lyn Karl said. The car won first place in the Class J category of "unrestored survivor cars" at the 37th annual Old Wheels Car Show at Hickman High School.

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