Residents enjoy the sights and sounds of Canyon Lake Car Show


Photo by Donna Ritchie

More than 250 pre-1977 classic and custom cars and trucks were on display at the lodge on Saturday, Oct. 7, for the 12th annual Canyon Lake Car Show. Organizers say cars came as far away as Nevada and Arizona to participate. The show, hosted by the Canyon Lake Car Club and POA, also featured more than 20 vendor booths, music by High Energy Sounds, opportunity drawings, awards, a performance by the ShowCal Skiers on the main lake, post-show Car Cruise and post-show Sock Hop themed Dinner Dance.

A total of 27 trophies were awarded. Members of the Canyon Lake Car Club are not eligible to win trophies.
The following is a list of the winners.

Best of Show went to Mike Johnson for his 1950 Olds Holiday Delux 88.

Best Engine award went to Robert Ochs for his 1956 Ford F100.

Best Interior award went to Fred Defalco for his 1957 Chevy Nomad.

Best Paint award went to Paul Garcia for his 1967 Chevy Camaro RS.

President’s Choice went to Mark Ducharm for his 1929 Dodge 5 window coupe.

The Canyon Lake Mayor picks were Larry Santoro for his 1963 VW 23 Window Bus and Garrett Verhagen for his 1965 Ford Mustang.

The Canyon Lake POA picks were Robert Barchilloz for his 1969 Datsun and Dan Ingbretson for his 1971 Ford Mustang.

The Class awards are as follows:

Photo by Donna Ritchie


Best of Class: Steve Pease, 1923 Ford T-Bucket

Award of Excellence: Harold Cole, 1923 Ford T-Bucket

Award of Excellence: Steve Del Castillo, 1919 Ford Roadster


Best of Class: Ed Len, 1932 Ford Roadster

Award of Excellence: Leon Motte, 1932 Ford Coupe

Award of Excellence: Gary Loope, 1929 Ford Roadster


Best of Class: Dave and Debbie