Ozark Drifters Auto-Rama 1962
The Ozark Drifters Car Club Auto-Rama was an indoor car show sponsored by the Ozark Drifters car club. Sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association, the first annual show was held at the National Guard Armory in Springdale in December of 1962. The trophies for the show were donated by Fayerville and Springdale merchants. The show was open Saturday and Sunday, with admission charges that went partly to charity.
Attracting exhibitors from three states, Dick Ceola's 1930 Ford Model A Truck became the big star of the show, taking home three awards. It placed first in the full custom class, was judged the entry with the best exterior appearance, and was selected as best of show in an audience poll.
List of Winners
- Full Custom: 1. Dick Ceola, Springdale
- Full Custom: 2. Bob Miller, Coffeyville, Kansas
- Semi Custom: 1. Don Casada's 1959 Chevrolet Impala, Joplin, Missouri
- Semi Custom: 2. Terron Hurlbut, Elm Springs
- Semi Custom: 3. Johnny Walden, Fayetteville
- Dragster: 1. Cam Twisters of Joplin, joplin, Missouri
- Unfinished Class: 1. James E. Bedell, Fayetteville
- Unfinished Class: 2. Don Skelton, Prairie Grove
- Street Rod: 1. Harry and Larry Arrington's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe, Camden, Arkansas
- Street Rod: 2. Johnny Walden, Fayetteville
- Strip Rod: 1. Bob Blackman, Fayetteville
- Antique: 1. Doyle Smith, Springdale
- Best Exterior: 1. Dick Ceola, Springdale
- Best Upholstery: 1. Johnny Walden, Fayetteville
- Best Display: 1. Harry and Larry Arrington's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe, Camden, Arkansas
- Best Engine Compartment: 1. James Bedell, Fayetteville
- Greatest Distance: 1. Harry and Larry Arrington's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe, Camden, Arkansas
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