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Cops and Rodders Honor Memory of Frank Wingo

Larry Wingo of Hurricane poses beside the 1971 orange Plymouth Roadrunner that once belonged to his late brother Frank.

The Cops and Rodders Car Club celebrated the life of the late Frank Wingo during the September cruise-in and car show, which was held last Saturday, September 16, on the parking lot of the Putnam County Bank Loan Center. Frank, who passed away in April, was a member of the Cops and Rodders Car Club. His 1971 orange Plymouth Roadrunner was on display throughout the event, as well as an easel board with photos and two car show souvenir t-shirts which Frank owned.

The Wingo family paid for the trophies that were passed out during the event. Frank’s daughter, Melissa Milton, presented the trophies to the winners.

Poca High School Football, Boy Scout Troop 236, and the Sweet Buy and Bye Ice Cream Truck sold food during the cruise-in and car show.

Larry Wingo, founder of Cops and Rodders and Frank’s brother, thanked everyone for coming out and celebrating Frank’s life.

There were sixty-six vehicles registered for the event.

Dalton Chapman of Hurricane poses with his black 1957 Chevy Belair. When Dalton was a baby, his grandfather took him into his garage and told him that he could choose one of two classic cars to be his own: the Chevy Belair, or a red 1963 Impala. Dalton pointed to the Chevy Belair. As he grew older, he and his grandfather worked on the car together, which he describes as his grandfather’s “pride and joy.”
Mike Rutherford of St. Albans brought his red 1957 Chevy Belair station wagon to the car show.
Dwight Holsopple, Jr. of Tornado poses beside his homemade Ghostbusters car. Holsopple, who is the owner of Dwight’s Classics & Customs, creates replicas of famous vehicles from movies.
L. J. Emdicott of Point Pleasant brought his scrap metal “bathtub car” to the car show. The rat rod is completely homemade, and features cast iron porcelain bathtubs for seats, a toolbox as a glove box, old license plates as running boards, a school bus hood, and a gas tank which is an old keg.
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