The popular Angel of Shavano Car Show, Aug. 3 at Riverside Park, drew hundreds of auto enthusiasts to view the many newer and classic autos on display.

One of the trophy winners at the Angel of Shavano Car Show was Lynn Croker, with his 1967 Camaro. Croker’s wife Susan and dog Bandit posed with him and the trophy. The classic muscle car boasts a 427 cubic-inch V-8 engine.

The winners were from left: Steve Goebel, Alamosa with a 1970 Dodge Challenger RT; Bill Brunell, Salida with a 1969 Chevy Camaro; Kenneth Frederick, Buena Vista with a 1957 Olds Super 88 Holiday Coupe; Lynn Croker, Montrose with a 1967 Chevy Camaro; Darin and Maureen Santi, Colorado Springs with a 1970 Ford Torino Cobra 429 SCJ; Frank Guccione, Canon City with a 1965 Pontiac GTO; and Brad Leach, Salida with a 1969 Ford Mustang.

The event is a benefit for the Chaffee County Search and Rescue South (CCSARS) organization, which receives no tax dollars for their life-saving work. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, who also do fundraising to garner the many levels of motorized equipment and climbing gear they need to perform their rescue work.

The top seven prize winners posed with their trophies after the event. The winners included Steve Goebel, Alamosa with a 1970 Dodge Challenger RT; Bill Brunell, Salida with a 1969 Chevy Camaro; Kenneth Frederick, Buena Vista with a 1957 Olds Super 88 Holiday Coupe and Lynn Croker, Montrose with a 1967 Chevy Camaro.

Also coming in as winners were Darin and Maureen Santi, Colorado Springs with a 1970 Ford Torino Cobra 429 SCJ; Frank Guccione, Canon City with a 1965 Pontiac GTO; and Brad Leach of Salida, with a 1969 Ford Mustang.

There were other award winners from the show included the Sheriff’s Choice, the CCSARS Choice, and the Sponsor’s Choice: Sheriff’s Choice, going to Lenny Hoffus, Salida, for his 53/03 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition;  CCSARS Choice, and Dick Ziminski, Salida, for his 1969 Jeepster.

Sponsors Choice, Charley Mitchell of Cambridge, Kan. won for his 1927 Ford T Coupe; and Most Unusual, David Austin of Palmer Lake for his 1969 Ford F250 Coupe Special.

For more information on the Search and Rescue South Team, or to contribute, visit www.chaffeesarsouth.org.

Eric Graf displayed his 1955 Studebaker President at the Chaffee County Search and Rescue South sponsored Angel of Shavano Car Show at Riverside Park. Graf, who operates the Circle R Motel in Salida, acquired the vintage car about six months ago and displays it at the motel, including its added ‘air conditioning’ unit on the left.