This 1937 “Henry Davidson” motorcycle, customized by Dan Moen, Pelican Rapids, was a crowd favorite at the July 7 “Cars in the Park” show.
This 1940 cabover freight-hauling truck was awe inspiring for visitors at the 20th annual Cruisers car show. The Chevy delivery truck was complete with a load of restored wooden barrels.
The truck was entered by Harry Nelson of Audubon.

The Lake Country Cruisers celebrated with the club’s 20th anniversary “Cars in the Park” show July 7.

More than 200 classic cars were on display in the shade.

The show attracted car owners and enthusiasts from throughout the region. More than $2,000 in prizes were presented. Lots of car stories where shared, reflecting the sentimental connection between Americans and their vehicles.

One story was shared by Rodney Zenz, Pelican Rapids. A classmate, Mark Bredahl, known as a heavy-footed hot-rodder with his 1969 GTO, died April 6 in Arizona, and his memorial service was in June at the rural Ringsaker Cemetery.

“He terrorized the town,” laughed Zentz, who bought Bredahl’s GTO and has shown it in the Cruisers Car Show. As legend has it, Bredahl once raced through the city of Pelican Rapids at about 120 mph. Commented an Erhard resident, “Gosh, he only went 60 miles per hour through Erhard.” The response from another, “yes–but that was in reverse,” said Zentz, recounting the legend.

Some of Bredahl’s cremated remains were sprinkled around main street in Pelican Rapids, where the 1965 Pelican graduate cruised as a young man.


Cars in the Park Winners 205 total cars in show Under 24 Class:

1st Place: Kasey Martin 1965 F100
2nd Place: Connor Arntson 1932 Ford

Top Ten Winners (in no particular order)
Dennis Jacobson 1955 Chevy
Dave and Pat Bladow 1955 Gasser
Dean Guttormson 1932 Ford
Allen Duvall 1939 Ford
Harry Nelson COE
Bill Borkowski 1952 VW
Tom and Chris Dunrod 1940 Plymouth Pickup
Pat Heintman 1940 Buick
Merril and Carol Knoodle 1947 Fargo
Dustin Ditch 1947 Ford
Al and Jerry’s Choice
Tom and Chris Dunrod 1940 Plymouth Pickup

Photos of winners in next week’s edition of the Press