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Classic car show raises money for charity


Last updated 6/6/2013 at Noon

Dave Munyon Sr. checks over his 1940 Ford Coupe prior to judging at the 48th annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show held May 26 at Potter Jr. High School. The event is held each year by the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club to raise money for charity.

Decades of history drove onto the grass field of Potter Jr. High School as the sun rose on May 26. Over 300 engines revved, roaring in preparation for the 48th annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show.

Whether a muscle car or a woody, foreign or domestic, all vintage vehicles were welcomed to the event sponsored by the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club, region of the AACA.

Some owners boasted of years of greasy, hard work spent under the hood of their cars. The tender love and care put into them showed Memorial Day weekend, as the unique colors and styles packed the rows.

Ralph Moody of Fallbrook said that it took “about one and half years total,” to complete his 1933 Ford two-door sedan. “I wanted one of these,” he admitted, “it just needed a whole lot of work.”

The event, that promises fun for the whole family, drew in thousands who enjoyed the novelty of vintage vehicles and good food throughout the day.

Providing the popular pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch were the helping hands of the Fallbrook Firefighters Association, along with other local businesses.

Roy Moosa, president of the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club said, “Everything we earn goes back into the community. We cover the costs to put the show on and then all the money raised goes to local charities.” Moosa said he was thankful for the support of the vendors and car owners, “who we wouldn’t be here without.”

The 1950s to 60s Lincoln models were selected as the feature car of this year’s show. Sixteen Lincolns decorated the field, providing tough competition for car owners.

John Ellison, a feature car owner, said, “This show always has a lot of vintage cars you don’t usually see at other shows.” He personally drove his four-door, convertible Lincoln Continental out just for the show.

The winners, in 24 different vintage categories, were announced at the end of the day. Each received a plaque and a box of locally grown avocadoes.

The Fallbrook Vintage Car Show continues to produce a larger crowd each time, and this year’s Honorary Mayor Leo Romero said, “The parking lot was full by 10 a.m.”

The free admission to the show, raffle prizes, fresh food, and rows upon rows of classic cars provided yet another charitable, fun-filled, sunny day for the community.

48th annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show special award winners

Best of Show


1967 Camaro RS

Paul & Nancy Garcia

Best of Show


1951 Mercury coupe

Jack Williams

Mayor’s Choice

1963 Corvette

Scott Harrison

Miss Fallbrook’s Choice

1960 Nash Metropolitan

Richard Boaz

Car Club President’s Choice

1942 Packard Limo

At the 48th annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show, Gary Richards, left, talks with Fred La Corte, owner of the 1950 Olds 88 Convertible pictured on the left.

Phil & Sandee Embury

Featured Car (50-60 Lincolns)

1956 Lincoln Premiere Coupe

Joe Ventura


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