Ignite the Nites attracts more than 450 cars

This year was a record turnout for Ignite the Nites according to Gary Rantala of the Igniters Car Club.  There were 362 vehicles on Friday night and 456 for the car show on Saturday.

Changes were made this year to the cruise route and the rules to accommodate insurance requirements.  Rantala said “the club is glad people accepted changes that were made in cruise route and rules this year.”  The changes were necessary for insurance purposes. Thank the city for allowing them to do it and thank the sponsors and attendees for coming so far.   Per Gary Rantalla of Igniters Car Club.

Winners include:

Antique Stock ’40 and Older     1931 Ford Model A Sport Coupe owned by Tom and Sandy Bailey of Libby,.

Street Rod ’48 and Older      1927 Ford T Coupe owned by Stuart Green of Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Classic Stock ’41-’59

1957 Pontiac Super Chief owned by Michael and Julie Birmingham of Cranbrook, BC.

Classic Modified ’41-59

1954 Chevy Belair owned by Tom and Donna Smith of Hayden, Idaho.

Custom ’49- present

1950 Mercury owned by Ron and Darlene Demaniuk of Cranbrook, BC.

Rat Rod

1946 Willys CJ2A owned by Eric Rouse of Sandpoint, Idaho.

Late Great Stock ’60-‘79

1966 Corvette owned by Ron Roberts of Airdvie, Alberta.

Late Great Modified ’60-’79

1969 Chevelle SS owned by Jay and Eve Smith of Sagle, Idaho.

Late Model Stock ’80-present

1984 Hurst Olds Oldsmobile owned by Andy Rogge of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Late Model Modified ’80-present’

2007 Shelby GT500 Super Snake owned by Roger Ernst of Hinton, Alberta.

Sport Compact

1962 Austin Healey 3000 Saxton owned by Richard Dubois of Castle Rock, Colo.

Sports Car

1997 Miata Super Charged owned by Jim Rice of Eureka,.

Antique Truck Stock ’40 and older

1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup owned by Robert Kehn of Libby.

Antique Truck Modified ’40 and older

1935 International pickup owned by Rick Blomdahl of Troy.

Classic Truck Stock ’41-’59

1947 Studebaker ½ ton MS Pickup owned by Raymond Leonhardt of Great Falls,.

Classic Truck Modified ’41-’59

1948 Ford F6 owned by John Adams of Cambridge, Ontario.

Late Great Truck Stock ’60-79

1972 Toyota FJ-40 owned by Amanda Landry of Dayton, Ore.

Late Model Truck Stock ’80-present

2013 Chevy 1-½ ton owned by Red Busby of Libby.

Motorcycle Stock

2015 Can-Am Spyder RT Special owned by Bill and Verna Watt of Libby.

Motorcycle Modified

2016 V8 Chopper Trike owned by Micah S of Kalispell.

Special Interest

1969 Dodge Charger (General Lee) owned by Cliff Arthur of Mullan, Idaho.

N.T.S. Award

1948 Ford F6 owned by John Adams of Cambridge, Ontario

People’s Choice

1930 Ford Model A Coupe owned by Lonnie Thompson of Sheridan, Ore.

Hard Luck

1967 Chevy Nova broke transmission tail housing entering Libby owned by Jordan Keller

Long Distance

1939 Ford Pickup owned by Tom Cialini from Fairport, New York (2,889 miles from Libby)

Poker Run

Gerins Poulin for A’s and 8’s full house

50/50 drawing

$488 Cyndi Miller