‘Hats off’ to those making Car Show a success


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