You get an award! You get an award! You get an award!
No free cars, though. Sorry. We're just not as gracious or as rich as Oprah Winfrey to give away free vehicles as first place prizes. Then again, we imagine the winners of the Automotive categories of the 2018 Siouxland's Choice Awards would enjoy something that isn't a car for once.
In the race to see who'd wind up on top, there were a few winners that are walking away this year with more than one award. Knoepfler Chevrolet (100 Jackson St.) will be happy to know it won both the "Auto Body/Repair Shop" and "New Car Dealership" awards. That's probably to be expected of a dealership that's been around for decades and decades.
Likewise, Rocket Auto Wash & Detail Center (2519 Correctionville Road) is the recipient of dual honors, winning "Auto Detailing" and "Car Wash" categories. Don't be too surprised by the wins, though. Rocket has been a part of Sioux City for more than 50 years, serving customers' specific auto needs.
"But, Weekender, what about those other car awards? Who won those?" Glad you asked, dear readers! When it comes to the best "Used Car Dealership," Siouxlanders chose LaFleur Auto Sales (205 S. Derby Lane, North Sioux City, South Dakota). We think the establishment's "no excuses" and no-nonsense approach to customer service helped win over voters this year.
Oh, and the best "Tire Store?" Look no further than Ben Fish Tire (1400 Center St.), according to Siouxland pollsters. Betcha didn't know Ben Fish Tire has been continuously serving Siouxlanders' needs since 1915. If our math is right, that's more than 100 years!
We didn't forget about those other vehicles. For "Boat Sales & Service," Siouxland recommends Parks Marina - Okoboji Boat Works (1401 Lake Shore Drive, Okoboji, Iowa).
When it comes to which place is the best "Motorcycle/ATV Dealer," voters say Rooster's Harley-Davidson (1930 Lewis Blvd.) is the place to visit. And for all you lawn aficionados, Siouxlanders say Bernie's Lawn & Garden Center (616 W. Seventh St.) has the best "Tractor/Lawn Sales & Service."