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News Release: 1937 Ford Street Rod takes home “Best of the Show”
March 02, 2013

News Release: 1937 Ford Street Rod takes home “Best of the Show”

Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
1937 Ford Street Rod takes home "Best of the Show"
At 15th Annual Classic Car Competition
Cleveland, OH (March 2, 2013) – After several rounds of intense judging, which included input from Celebrity Judge and Radio Personality Mark Nolan of WMJI in Cleveland, and David Zuber of Gillingham Ford, Ted Pavlin of Parma, OH has taken home the coveted prize of “Best of the Show” at the 15th Annual Classic Car Competition at the Cleveland Auto Show. Presented by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA), Todd and Associates, Pennzoil and the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama, the Classic Car Competition was open only to vehicles 25 years old and older.

In winning “Best of the Show” Pavlin was awarded a check for $1,000 for his silver 1937 Ford Street Rod.

“I’m very happy to win, of course,” says Pavlin. “It’s a Coast to Coast body and the interior was done by John Miller. I’d also like to especially thank the late Bob Stevens from Middleburg Heights who painted the car, but passed away last year.”

“This was one of the toughest competitions we have ever had to judge,” says Karen Ford, manager of the Classic Car Competition. “We had an exceptional group of classics 25 years or older. Every one of our runners-up was also very deserving. I’d also like to thank all of those who competed this year.”

Five runners-up were selected, each winning a check for $200, including: Doug Canter of Kingsville, OH for his brilliant green 1937 Ford truck; Gary Birns of Pepper Pike, OH, for his blue chopped 1964 Grand Prix; Neil Gloger for his orange 1975.5 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia; Tim Friend for his 1971 Plymouth, and Jerry Haeberle for his 1957 Chevy Belair.

This summer, Pavlin hopes to take his beautiful street rod to the Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus in July. Many of the vehicles at the 15th Annual Classic Car Competition will obviously be seen in other shows and cruises around Northern Ohio this summer.

“The Cleveland Auto Show would like to extend our congratulations to Ted Pavlin and all the runners-up,” says Dan Sanders, chairman of the Cleveland Auto Show and president of the Progressive Auto Group in Massillon, OH. “We would also like to thank all the participants in the 15th Annual Classic Car Competition. You certainly made it very hard for us to select the winner and the runners-up this year.”

About the Cleveland Auto Show
The Cleveland Auto Show, presented by AutoTrader.com, marks the start of the spring selling season in Northeast Ohio. Featuring concept, pre- production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show is held annually at the I-X Center with nearly 1.2 million square feet of exhibits. The Show also features an array of entertainment including sports celebrity appearances from the Browns, Cavs, OSU and NASCAR. The Cleveland Auto Show is a consumer show and a favorite family tradition since 1903.
About the GCADA
The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA) has served the retail-automobile industry and community with integrity and distinction since 1903. Today, located in Brecksville, Ohio, GCADA represents 250 franchised motor vehicle dealers, which includes new-car, truck, motorcycle and RV dealers in a 21-county region of northern Ohio along the Lake Erie shore and beyond. More information on the GCADA can be found at www.gcada.org.
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