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45th annual Vintage Car Show a roaring success

FALLBROOK – On Sunday, May 30, the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club (FVCC) held its 45th consecutive annual Vintage Car Show on the grounds of Potter Jr. High School.

Organizers estimate that between five and six thousand people attended this year’s show. According to the organization’s sanctioning body, the Antique Automobile Club of America, the Fallbrook show is considered the longest running and most successful show of its kind, west of the Mississippi River.

This year’s show featured 300 vintage cars, a Car Corral (vintage cars for sale), vendor booths, a raffle, souvenir stand, breakfast and lunch items, and entertainment by Elvis impersonator King Kruk.

Cars entered in the show were judged and awards were presented to the Best of Class winners in all 36 categories.

In addition, awards were presented to the favorite vehicles selected by Miss Fallbrook Kandace Kooyman, Honorary Mayor Gail Martin, and FVCC president Roy Moosa.

The Best of Show award for 2010 went to Gordon Wangers’ immaculate 1934 Pierce Arrow sedan. Wangers uncle, Jim Wangers, was a famous General Motors product planner and thought to be “father” of the Pontiac GTO.

The awards this year were in the form of a very attractive nine-inch by seven-inch ceramic tile adorned with a picture of the 2010 car show poster.

“The FVCC would like to thank everyone who attended the show,” said FVCC president Roy Moosa. “Proceeds from this event allow the club to donate to local charities throughout the year.”

For more information on the local club, visit http://www.FallbrookVintageCarClub.com.

2010 Fallbrook Vintage Car Show winners:

A Pre-1920 vehicles 269 1909 Buick F Dan Seeman

B 1920-1929 except Model A 112 1920 Ford Depot Hk Keith Larson

C Model A Fords 16 1931 Ford Roadster Jerry Moles

D 1930-1939 hardtop stock 78 1936 Ford Coupe Ron Shedd

E 1930-1939 convertible stock 248 1934 Ford Cabriolet Jay Harris

F 1940-1949 hardtop stock 57 1940 Buick Special Don Prescott

G 1940-1949 convertible stock 228 1948 Willys Jeepster Jerry Woods

H 1950-1959 hardtop stock 35 1950 Olds 88 Coupe Donald Baldwin

I 1950-1959 convertible stock 180 1953 Cadillac Endorado Dave Ventresca

J 1960-1969 hardtop stock 240 1964 Chev Malibu Malibu SS Maria Woodward

K 1960-1969 convertible stock 105 1961 Cadillac Convert Patrick Halvorsen

L 1970-1985 hardtop stock 265 1972 Chev Monte Carlo Lenny Odell

M 1970-1985 convertible stock 186 1973 VW Thing Buzz Anderson

- 1960 & 1970 Muscle Cars 92 1968 Olds 442 Steve Trombetta

O1 Woodys (all years and models) 58 1951 Ford Station Wagon Rich Cravens

O2 Thunderbirds (1955-1957) 13 1957 Ford T-bird Joan Messersmith

P Mustang, Shelbys (all years) 167 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang Audrey Walden

Q Corvettes (all years) 209 1963 Chev Corvette Daniel Swana

R Camaros (all years) 38 1969 Camaro Greg Oakley

S Foreign Sports Cars (all years) 208 1972 Volvo P-1800 Brad Benson

T1 British Cars ( up to 3 ltr) 46 1967 Triumph TR4A Bill Sheldon

T2 British Cars ( 3 ltr or more) 221 1972 Jaguar XJ6 Mike Zavos

U Pickups/Trucks, Stock (all) 77 1941 Dodge Pickup Mike Johnson

V Pickups/Trucks Modified (all) 81 1956 Ford Pickup Jerry Wiencek

W Cars, modified, all yrs thru 1939 238 1937 Ford Sedan Tom Anderson

X 1940-1949 modified cars 111 1941 Americar Willys Bob Kruger

Y 1950-1959 modified cars 196 1956 Chev Nomad Michael Gordon

Z 1960-1969 modified cars 20 1964 Plymouth Fury Winfield Wood

Z1 1970-1985 modified cars 97 1973 Chev Camaro Roger Bacon

SW Station Wagons (all years, no woodys) 268 1951 Willys Wagon Al Beaubier

CCCA Registered C.C.C.A. (all) 205 1941 Cadillac 60 Special Eric Voigt

XX Special Use (Military, Fire, etc) 292 1969 Meyers Manx Bruce Parrish

ZZ Motorcycle (all) 225 1973 Harley Davidson MC Frank Romero

HR Historic Hot Rods (pre-1950) 114 1937 Chev Coupe Michael McCormack

CR Competition or Race Car 98 1967 Alfa Romeo David Herting

FM Farm Equipment --------

SV Original/Unrestored Vehicles 141 1962 Cadillac Brian Hermansader

Miss Fallbrook Choice 267 1957 Triumph TR-3 Paul Burrows

Honorary Mayors Choice 264 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner Vincent Luchenta, Jr.

FVCC President’s Choice 63 1949 Mercury Coupe Clay Sheffrey

BEST OF SHOW 2010 24 1934 Pierce Arrow Gordon Wangers

 

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