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Silver Dollar Car Classic wraps up

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This custom 1963 Riveria was just one of several winning cars at the Silver Dollar Car Classic. Photo by Brian Corley

While no millionaires were made Sunday, one woman came pretty close and a handful of people went home with awards during the Silver Dollar Car Classic’s eighth annual car show in Carson City.

“It was a sell-out as far as I am concerned,” said a happy but exhausted Judie Fisher, program coordinator on Sunday.

Fisher said this year’s proceed will benefit the Carson City chapter of Special Olympics.

“They were such a great help,” she said of the athlete-volunteers who helped to man the booths.

Fisher hopes at least $3,500 will have been raised for the organization.

The winner of the Poker Run was Diana Bentancourt of Livermore, Calif., who came here with about 14 others for their first trip to the Silver Dollar Car Classic.

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The poker run’s grand prize was a chance at a 167-yard shot to the green at Empire Ranch Golf Course for a $1 million hole-in-one on the ninth hole on the red course.

“She came up just short of the pin at 126 yards,” said Candace Duncan of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Silver Dollar Car Classic Winners:

— Mayor’s Choice First Place: Norvil and Paul Stevens of Carson City.

— Best Make-Out Car: Ken Cavallero of Carson City.

— Carson City Nugget’s Choice: Carol and Carl Cavolick of Carson City.

— Cactus Jacks Choice: Barbara and Martin Snodgrass of Carson City.

— Golden State Parts Choice: Lee Hobold of Carson City.

— Slotworld Choice: John and Mona Swartz of Minden.

— Plaza Hotel Choice: Jim Berry of Carson City.

— Best of Show: Leroy and Nadine Wickham of Bend, Ore.

— Long Distance Award: Aurora, Colo.

— Poker Run Winner and Empire Ranch Golf Course shot at $1 million: Diana Bentancourt of Livermore, Calif.