Musky Jamboree Car Show Winners 2018

By Theresa Smith

Congratulations to the following winners of the  27th Annual Musky Day Show taking place during the Musky Jamboree on Sunday, August 12!

Best of Show: Wes Geib, Land O’ Lakes, WI – 1962 Divco Milk Truck

People’s Choice: 1st: Bill Obershaw, Presque Isle, WI – 1969 Jaguar XKE

Kid’s Choice: Bob Henri, Ashland, WI – 2011 Camero SS, 50th Anniversary

1920’s & Prior:

1st: Bob Bruso, Rhinelander, WI – 1917 Ford Model T
2nd: Brent Holleran, Boulder Junction, WI -1915 Ford Model T


1st: John Hausch, Rhinelander, WI – 1931 Ford Station Wagon


1st: Dan Sparkowski, Arbor Vitae, WI – 1941 Ford Deluxe


1st: Rick Cox, Harshaw, WI – 1957 Chevy Corvette Belair
2nd: Andy & Priscilla Ellenberger, Eagle River, WI – 1958 Chevy Impala


1st: Art & Makenzy, Tomahawk, WI – 1965 Plymouth Fury III
2nd: Henry Schneider, Pensacola, FL – 1968 Ford Mustang
3rd: Scott Seering, Gleason, WI – 1963 Studebaker GT Hawk


1st: Pat Clark, Amasa, MI – 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
2nd:: Bev & Brian Tousignant, Ironwood, MI – 1972 Plymouth
3rd: Dan & Laureen Fischer, Phillips, WI – 1978 Chevy Camaro Z28


1st: Al Pharris, New Berlin, WI – 1987 Buick Regal
2nd: Kenzie Wolfe, Mosinee, WI – 1987 Chevy Iroc-Z
3rd: Bernie & Janine Basso, Ironwood, MI – 1987 Pontiac Firebird


1st: Clark Shannon, Milwaukee, WI – 2008 Mercedes CL 63 AMG
2nd: Ben & Courtney Botteron, Oregon, WI – 2007 Dodge Magnum
3rd: Brian & Kimberlee Taylor, Menominee Falls, WI – 2007 Ford Mustang

Modern Muscle Car 1981-present:

1st: Jean Shannon, Milwaukee, WI – 1997 Chevy Camaro SS
2nd: Glen & Nancy Ahlswede, Eagle River, WI – 2010 Dodge Challenger
3rd: Terry Boyle, Boulder Junction, WI – 2002 Pontiac Firebird

Classic Muscle Car 1980 & prior:

1st: Gary Jensen, Boulder Junction, WI – 1969 Chevy Camaro
2nd: Mace (no last name given), Conover, WI – 1972 Chevy Chevelle
3rd: Mark Tiffany, Hazelhurst, WI – 1969 Dodge Daytona Coupe

Street Rod 1932 & prior:

1st: Don & Mary Dreger, Arbor Vitae, WI – 1931 Ford 5 Window Coupe
2nd: Jim & Dana Bilke, Eagle River, WI – 1932 Ford Mini-Cooper
3rd: Dick Steber, Hazelhurst, WI – 1929 Ford Model A

Street Rod 1933-1949:

1st: Bill Melchi, St. Germain, WI – 1937 Ford HT Convertible
2nd: Richard Mattson, Ironwood, MI – 1934 Chevy Master
3rd: Mark & Melanie Olson, Medford, WI – 1937 Chevy B Coup


1st: Tom Thiessen, Boulder Junction, WI – 1963 Chevy Corvette Stingray
2nd: Carl Taylor, Minocqua, WI – 1979 Chevy Corvette
3rd: John Sampson, Phelps, WI – 1979 Chevy Vette


1st: Robert Klumb, Conover, WI – 1966 Pontiac Catalina 
2nd: Ron Knoll, Algonquin, WI – 1963 Chrysler 300
3rd: Tim Sanford, Wisconsin Rapids, WI – 2012 Chevy Camaro


1st: Patricia Ahlswede, Eagle River, WI – 1972 Buick Riviera
2nd: George Scholz, Eagle River, WI – 1914 Model T
3rd: John Komppa, St. Germain, WI – 1989 Chevy Camaro Convertible

Special Interest:

1st: Wes Geib, Land O Lakes, WI – 1962 Divco Milk Truck
2nd: Bob Mijolevic. Tomahawk, WI – 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
3rd: Jerry Schoepke, Irma, WI – 1969 Dodge Charger

Rat Rod:

1st: Gary Mesenberg, Tomahawk, WI – 1947 Hudson
2nd: Darrell Slizewski, Eagle River, WI – 1930 Ford A-Truck
3rd: Dick & Moe Nelson, Boulder Junction, WI – 1936 & 46 Chevy Car/Truck


1st: Bill Obershaw, Presque Isle, WI – 1969 Jaguar XKE
2nd: Parker Sharpe, Manitowish Waters, WI – 1972 Triumph Stag Mk 1
3rd: Steve Trudeau, St. Germain, WI – 1991 Yugo GV

2WD Trucks:

1st: Marc Dean, Eagle River, WI – 1936 Chevy Pick-up
2nd: Ross & Ruth Lynch, Lake Tomahawk, WI – 1967 Chevy C-10
3rd: Gary Jensen, St. Germain, WI – 1966 Chevy C-10

4WD Trucks:

1st: Mitch Bayer, Tomahawk, WI – 1970 Ford Bronco
2nd: Jamie Everson, Phillips, WI – 1970 Chevy K-10
3rd: J & J Tiziani, Alva, FL – 1999 GMC Sierra

Custom Hot Rod 1950-1970- must have more than 4 modifications:

1st: Rick Mattson, Ironwood, MI – 1970 Chevy Impala

Motorcycle Stock-no modifications:

1st: David Kuske, Boulder Junction, WI – 2015 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster
2nd: Dan Taylor, Homewood, IL – 2001 Harley Davidson Road King Classic
3rd: Todd Kerecman, Boulder Junction, WI – 2012 Honda RBR1000RR

Motorcycle Custom:

1st: Todd Kerecman, Boulder Junction, WI – 2014 KTM Enduro

Motorcycle Vintage pre 1985:

1st: Wilbur Peters, Arbor Vitae, WI – 1951 Harley Davidson FL

Trophies were presented to winners. Thank you to our sponsors the 4×4 Mafia, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Boulder Beer Bar and Twisted Graphix. The 50/50 raffle winner was William Melcher.

The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce is extremely grateful for all of our volunteers, supporters and everyone who made this event possible. Thank you to this year’s event sponsors: Musky Level: WJFW Newswatch 12. Walleye Level: Aqualand Alehouse, 97.3 WHDG, 100.1 Jack FM & KOOL 95.9. Bass Level: RE/Max Property Pros, Mad Dog Jakes, Design Solutions, We Energies Foundation, Lakeland Times & Redman Realty. Perch Level: Camp Jorn YMCA, Moondeer & Friends Gallery and Northern Highland Sports.

Photos of the entire event can be viewed on our Facebook. Mark your calendars for next year’s Musky Jamboree, August 9-11, 2019.

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