Kids scrambled through a golf club door in a 1929 Buick 54 CC onto the exposed rumble seat.

"It's a museum piece, but I'm not uptight - it's just a fun car," David Gottula said.

The convertible coupe, owned by Gottula and his wife, Susan, garnered a first-place trophy during the Hermiston FunFest Classics Car Show Saturday at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds.

This was the first local show for the Gottulas, who moved to Hermiston from New Mexico recently.

"We drive in parades and we take Sunday afternoon strolls," David said. "It's fun to play around in."

Susan's father, Solon Sprinchhorn, restored the vehicle - making it as original as possible.

"He was a perfectionist," David said.

The burgundy and black vehicle has a wooden frame with metal overlay. Sprinchhorn added extra headlights for safety.

Miss Oregon Daniela Krstic also climbed aboard the classic vehicle for some photos during her first official appearance after being crowned June 28 in Seaside.

The Les Schwab Tire Center booth was ready to give Krstic a T-shirt, but chaperone Darla Harman interrupted.

"Darla said, 'No, no, you have to throw the darts,' " Krstic said about winning the shirt.

It took Miss Oregon three tries to hit the balloon, but Harman said she earned it.

"I think this is fantastic," Krstic said as she took a break in an air-conditioned recreational vehicle. "This is such a nice town. Hermiston should be proud."

More than 125 cars and motorcycles shined in the bright sun during the show that handed out 51 metal art trophies hand-crafted by Mike Monroe, president of the local car club.

"You can't go to any car show in the northwest and find trophies like this," he said.

However, Vince Watson was more interested in the "trophy cars."

"I'm a Mustang freak and I'm a Corvette freak," he said. "But I like all these cars."

Although James Rupe enjoyed looking at the cars, he was enthralled with the Oregon National Guard display.

The 6-year-old listened intently as PV2 Benjamin Caraway explained the finer details of an A-15, M-14 and 240 assault rifle.

"See this bad boy here ... it keeps the scope from having a reflection, so the enemy can't see it," Caraway said as Rupe settled in front of the 240.

Rupe's mother, Ginny Shaffer, said he loves guns and the military.

"His uncle is in the National Guard and he idolizes soldiers," she said. "His other cousin just joined the army."

A total of 51 trophies were presented during the show, including best of show to Tony McCullough of Kennewick, Wash., for his 1972 Chevy Nova SS and Tom Carey of Pendleton received people's choice for his 1937 Ford pickup.

Additionally, musical entertainment filled the fairgrounds during the 13th annual car show.

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