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.