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Harvey Benko (right) at last year's burnout competition. Dave Harwig/Pine Journal

Our Neighbors...Harvey Benko

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To Harvey Benko of Cloquet, few things in life are as good as a 1968 Mercury Cougar.

For Benko, the car he bought and restored is just one reminder of the 13 years of auto shows he's staged across the Northland.


On Aug. 3, though, Benko will run his last show. The car show at Veterans Park will bring down the curtain on his longtime labor of love.

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