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Cops-N-Rodders and Lots of Car Love

Kenny and Mona Lewis pose beside their 1935 Copenhagen blue Chevy. (Photo by Betsy Allen)

Fans of classic cars were revved up by the Cops-N-Rodders car show held last Saturday, June 18, on the parking lot of the Putnam County Bank Loan Center. The weather was excellent, much cooler than it had been during the brief heatwave last week, and over 100 cars were entered into the show.

Many people have unique stories about their cars. Thirty years ago, Kenny Lewis of Teays Valley rebuilt a 1935 Chevy, which he painted Copenhagen Blue. He sold it after five years, but later regretted his decision. He tracked the vehicle down, and bought it back in 2016.

Lewis says he missed the car and had to have it back. “I got attached to it like a child,” he explained.
“It’s a part of his heart,” said his wife, Mona.

The Charleston Gazette did a story on Kenny Lewis and his car in 2016.

Awards were given for Best Mopar, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Truck, Best Import, Best Street Rod, Best Specialty Vehicle, and Best of Show.

Cops-N-Rodders Classic Car Club cruise-ins are held from 5 p.m. to dusk the third Saturday of each month. Future events will be held on July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15.

Steve Gibson of Hurricane brought his 1966 antique bronze Ford Mustang to the car show. Earlier that day, he won a trophy at the Father’s Day Car Show in Clendenin. (Photo by Betsy Allen)
Rick and Janet Norris stand beside their 1966 white Corvair Corsa, which Rick recently purchased from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Rick, who was the first president of the Corvair Society of America, also enjoys vintage road racing, although he does not plan to use this vehicle for that purpose. (Photo by Betsy Allen)
Jeff Johnson of Scott Depot brought this aqua gray Nisson Pao concept car from 1989 to the car show. The vehicle has parts and designs from various vehicles from the 1950’s, and was exhibited in the 1989 Tokyo Car Show. (Photo by Betsy Allen)
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