More than 250 pre-1973 classic and custom cars and trucks rolled into the Lodge last Saturday, October 8, for the 11th annual Car Show. An estimated 2,500 people were in attendance.
The Car Show, hosted by the Canyon lake Car Club, featured live and silent auctions, entertainment, prize drawings and vendors. The Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar offered a breakfast buffet, special lunch menu and margarita souvenir cups.
According to Car Show Chair Chuck Casey, the raffle and silent auction had record-breaking donations, which helped to raise money for the Progeria Research Foundation. The Family Matters Club handled the 50/50 opportunity drawing and raised a record $1,640. The winner received $820.
The Ski Show was a new addition to the show this year. “It was a hit! The Car Show staff would like to thank ShowCal Skiers for the awesome display and for being such a positive addition to the annual Car Show,” says Chuck.
Car Show Chair Russ Smith says, “It was a great day. There were lots of beautiful cars, terrific vendors, great food and many spectators. A well run show thanks to all the volunteers from the Car Club, POA and community. Hats off to all who made the 11th annual Car Show the success it was.”
The car show concluded with the traditional car cruise around the lake. In the evening, the Car Club hosted a Marti Gras-themed dinner-dance for those who purchased $25 tickets. Those who attended were treated to dinner, live entertainment and goody bags.
Car Show Winners
Best in Class 1900 – 1928
1st – Marguerite Jongles, 1928 Ford 4-door Phaeton
2nd – Steve Pease, 1923 Ford T-bucket
Best in Class 1929 – 1936
1st – Michael Augustine, 1930 Ford Coupe Delux 61
2nd – Bob McClelland, 1936 Ford 4-door Standard
Best in Class 1937 – 1948
1st – Don Bolton, 1937 Buick 46C
2nd – Lionel Presiado, 1937 Ford Tudor
Best in Class 1949 – 1954
1st – Jim Spurbeck, 1950 Olds Sedan Delux
2nd – Steve Ferreira, 1953 Ford F-100
Best in Class 1955 – 1964
1st – Pete Ashlock, 1956 Chevy Nomad
2nd – Bill Ruffulo, 1964 Studebaker Hawk
Best in Class 1965 – 1972
1st – Ken Miller, 1968 Pontiac Lemans Sport
2nd – Megan Sullivan, 1966 Chevy C10
Canyon Lake POA Awards
POA Choice – Motte’s Historical Museum, 1958 Chevy Impala
POA Choice – Robert Edmondson, 1964 Corvette
City of Canyon Lake Awards
City Choice – Ray and Kris Hamblen, 1937 Ford Convertible
City Choice – Eric Mattson, 1957 Cadillac Brougham
Best Of . . .
Best Engine – Mark Ducharm, 1929 Dodge 5 Window Coupe
Best Interior – Vic Galindo, 1953 Ford Customline
Best Paint – Chris Walters, 1967 Chevy Chevelle Malibu Sport
Best of Show – Ed Len, 1932 Ford Roadster
Foose Pick – Rick Estrin, 1932 Ford Roaster2nd – Bill Ruffulo, 1964 Studebaker Hawk