- The Washington Times - Friday, September 6, 2002

The 14th annual Out of the Past Revue was an abbreviated event because of the inclement weather last Sunday as owners of antique cars rediscovered why automobile manufacturers put wipers on their products.

In order to protect the soggy show field at Spring Hill Recreation Center the antique cars gathered on the adjacent asphalt parking lot.

The weather improved as the day went along and the number of faithful spectators also grew.

Cars manufactured in Sweden, Germany, England and Japan as well as the United States were represented.

Voting for the favorite car continued throughout the day until near the end of the show at 3 p.m.

Five decades were represented by the cars on display with the oldest being a 1936 Terraplane and the newest a 1977 Lincoln.

Winning the People's Choice award as the crowd favorite was a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr owned by Dave Blum of Vienna.

A red-and-white 1955 Pontiac Safari owned by Ace Rosner of Washington took the first runner-up award while an orange 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator owned by Jim Stagner of Woodbridge was picked as second runner-up.

Owners of the antique automobiles, voting among themselves, selected a cream-over-maroon 1965 Bentley S3 to receive the Owner's Choice award. The owner is Brian Leimbach of Bethesda.

Antique cars displayed by their owners included:

•Don Beach's 1936 Hudson Terraplane.

•Bill Humphries' 1938 Ford convertible sedan.

•Dave Blum's 1939 Lincoln Zephyr.

•Victor Abeyta's 1946 Mercury coupe.

•Ace Rosner's 1955 Pontiac Safari.

•John Logan's 1958 Desoto Fireflite.

•Brian Leimbach's 1965 Bentley S3.

•Scott Miller's 1965 Volvo P1800 coupe.

•Jim Stagner's 1969 Cougar Eliminator

•Kurt Wehle's 1970 Opel Kadett coupe.

•Les Jackson's 1971 Corvette convertible.

•Gary Bloss' 1972 Mustang Mach 1 coupe.

•Joe Thomas' 1975 Toyota Celica coupe.

•Mike Stephens' 1976 MGB convertible.

•Chad Coombs' 1977 Lincoln Town Car.

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