Original 1950-1959           Tom & Shirley Zaitz      Hibbing, MN    1955 Ford F100

Original 1960-1969           Louis “Bosko” Kotzian   Ely, MN            1962 Chevrolet Corvette

Original 1970-1979           Ken Ross                      Britt, MN          1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Original 1980-1989           Matt Anderson               Hibbing, MN    1986 Buick Grand National

Original 1990-1999           Ron Vine                        Hibbing, MN    1999 Ford Lightning

Original 2000-Up              Hank Buczynski             Virginia, MN    2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2SSRS

Modified Pre-1935            Mike D. Forsman           Ely, MN            1927 Chevrolet Capital AA

Modified 1935 – 1949      Rick Myrum                    Pengilly, MN    1935 Chevrolet Pickup

Modified 1950 – 1959      Brad Sader                     Babbitt, MN     1956 Chevrolet 210

Modified 1960 – 1969      Darwin Salo                   Babbitt, MN     1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS

Modified 1970 – 1979      Lisa R Vermeulen          Duluth, MN      1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Pro Tour

Modified 1980 – 1989      Al Kratz                          Ely, MN            1984 Chevrolet C10    

Modified 1990 – 1999      Bryan Seliskar                Ely, MN            1996 Chevrolet C1500 WT

Modified 2000 – Up         Rick Holland                   Hibbing, MN      2011 Ford Mustang

Best Chevy                      John Samuelson             Eveleth, MN     1967 Chevrolet 396 Chevelle

Best Mopar                       Dick Roch                      Ely, MN            1973 Dodge Challenger

Best Ford                          Dave Vesel                     Ely, MN            1951 Ford F1 Pickup

Best Brand X                    Mark Stalboerger           Babbitt, MN      2001 Bourget Ruck American

Best H-Body                     John Curtis                     Duluth, MN      1978 Chevrolet Monza Wagon

Longest Haul                    Richard Johnson            Hazlet, NJ         1968 Dodge Dart GTS

Fan Favorite                      Ron Popesh                    Tower, MN       1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Best In Show                    Ray Maruska                  Duluth, MN       1956 Continental Mark II


90 Car Show Entries


Best Burnout                     Bryan Seliskar                Ely, MN            1995 Chevrolet C1500 WT

Runner Up Burnout          John Davich                   Duluth, MN        1929 Ford Model A

12 Morning Burnouts

14 Afternoon Burnouts

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209 East Chapman Street 

Ely, MN 55731

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The event staff gratefully thank those that have submitted photos for use on this site. 

Especially Shanna Fenske Scholz, R. Hodgin, Timberrrgirl Photography, and Greg Boggs.

Jake Forsman Memorial Car Show and Burnout Competition in Ely, MN October 2, 2021