The revving of engines, smell of exhaust and excitement of looking at the hot rods are typically what draw people to a car show, but the annual Dallas County Sheriff’s Special Olympics of Iowa All Wheels Car Show brings a much more enthusiastic crowd to Adel each June.
The cars, trucks and motorcycles still fascinate fans, but watching the faces of brothers Kenard Prunty and Kyler Prunty of Newton as they pick their favorites and then hand out the trophies is what most people come to see.
This was Kenard’s eighth year and Kyler’s sixth to work alongside the Dallas County Sheriff’s office to stage the event for the Special Olympics of Iowa. About 125 vehicles entered the show, and dash plaques were given to the first 100 cars registered.
The top 20 cars were be chosen by the participants. Special awards were given for Best of Show, Most Likely to be Stopped by a Cop, Bad Bike, Long Distance and Special Olympics Athlete Choice. All entrants received a T-shirt.
The Prunty brothers said the toughest part of the whole day is agreeing on which vehicle is their favorite. This year it was Bret McAlister’s 1954 black Chevy 3100 pickup. McAlister drove down from Rockwell City with his daughter, Brenna, and she held the trophy proudly for her daddy.
With another great car show in the books, the Prunty brothers said they cannot wait to see what kind of crowd next year’s event brings in.
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