Gualala Arts Auto Show
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center
If you are car enthusiasts and love the nostalgia of old cars, you'll love the Gualala Arts Auto Show.
Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Gualala Arts Center, this is a car show you can actually stroll through, talk to the owners and appreciate each car, truck or motorcycle for the piece of art it is.
Best of Show in 2010 was Michael and Erica Umphenour's 1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe, remembered as sweet eye candy. Best motorcycle was won by Gary Greenowgh with a never-to-be-forgotten 1996 Harley Kiss-Tribute, but getting here is the dream road for Ducati owners and everyone who loves wind in their hair.
There are eleven classes plus display only, entries include the oldies, the very creative and some great new models you might not have seen. There is even a prize for longest distance traveled as people come from all over California to enjoy the sparkling ocean drive set off by the mystery of the redwood forests. This auto show was extremely well received last year and once again street rod buffs will fill Highway 1 for the run to Gualala. The event promises to become a permanent "happening."
This free admission show opens at 10:00 a.m. for the public and closes at 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided for purchase on the grounds from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Beverages (wine, beer, soft) are available all day. The awards ceremony is at 3:30 p.m. There is a People's Choice award, so come prepared to cheer your choice.
Auto Show Registration Form
The Rhythm Drivers are a popular bay area blues and vintage rock band
that feature the soulful lead singer and harmonica player Brad Wilson
plus the dynamic guitarist Johnny "Tsunami."
This dynamic duo plus an
excellent rhythm section of David French on bass and Steve DuBois on
drums will create a fervor of dancers as they conjure up their high energy music.
They've been featured at "Biscuits and Blues" in San Francisco plus other popular
venues and festivals and have wowed and entertained crowds since 2004
but their passion for the music goes back to the 1950s.
What a combo, vintage blues and rock with vintage autos!
|BEST IN SHOW || ||Dave Sambad ||1955 Chevy Bel-Air|
|BEST PAINT || ||Gary Greenough ||1996 Dyna Wide Glide Harley Davidson KISS|
|BEST INTERIOR || ||Jim & Rosie Iverson ||1938 Chevy Coupe|
|BEST MOTOR || ||Michael Umphenour ||1970 Super Sport|
|MOST CREATIVE || ||Don L. Miller ||1998 Saturn Transformer V|
|LONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELED || ||Ted Davis ||2005 Lotus (213 miles)|
|PEOPLE'S CHOICE || ||Dave Bonbright ||1951 Hudson Hornet|
|LADIES CHOICE || ||Tammy Bagley ||1966 Ford Mustang Coupe|
|PIRATES CHOICE || ||Charlie Hardin ||1963 Lincoln|
|SURF SUPER PICK || ||Bob Fowler ||1967 Cadillac|
|TERRACE AWARD || ||Harry Hardin ||1928 Ford Sedan|
|Dragster ||1st || ||Waterman/Hampshire|
|Dragster ||2nd || ||Iron Horse Dragster|
|HOT SEAT || ||Starla Resuer |
|American pre- 1973 ||1st ||Starla Reuser ||1955 Chevy Belair - brought back from Idaho|
| ||2nd ||Tom & Donna Cropp ||1941 Buick|
|Antique Auto/Truck pre-1939 ||1st ||Bob Baker ||1936 Olds|
| ||2nd ||Richard Howell ||1932 Ford Roadster|
|Commercial ||1st ||Michael Starr ||Taxi|
|Contemporary ||1st ||Don L. Miller ||1998 Saturn Transformer V|
| ||2nd ||Jack Chladek ||2005 Chevy SSR|
|Foreign pre- 1973 ||1st ||Chrissy Sullivan ||1963 Porsche 356 B T6 cabriolet|
| ||2nd ||Harvey Roberts ||1962 MG A LT|
|Modified 1920 - 1929 ||1st ||Liz Hardin ||1929 Ford Model A|
|Modified 1930 - 1939 ||1st ||Barry (Strawbarry) Steele ||1934 Chevy Town Sedan street rod|
| ||2nd ||Bob Giuntoli ||1936 Ford 3 window coupe modified|
|Modified 1940 - 1949 ||1st ||David Metcalfe ||1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe|
|Modified 1950 - 1959 ||1st ||Larry Marcom ||1955 Chevy 2-door H.T. modified|
| ||2nd ||Barry Swain ||Bill Mitchell 454C1 Small Block 600 HP|
w/ Inglese EFI stack system
|Modified 1960 - 1973 ||1st ||Bill & M-L Reinking ||1965 Cherolet Chevelle 2-door sedan|
| ||2nd ||Terry J Myers ||1963|
|Motorcycle Modified all years ||1st ||Gary Greenough ||1996 Dyna Wide Glide Harley Davidson KISS|
|Motorcycle pre-1973 ||1st ||Loren Adrian ||1962 Chang Jiang|
|Motorcycle Stock all years ||1st ||Antonio Costa ||Indian Motorcycle 100th Ann. 1901-2001|
|Pick-up pre- 1973 ||1st ||Mikey Martini ||1964 Chevrolet El Camino|
| ||2nd ||René Péron ||1946 Dodge Pick-up|
|Race Car pre-1973 ||1st ||Dave Bonbright ||1951 Hudson Hornet|
|Sports pre- 1973 ||1st ||Bob Baker ||1942 Jeep|
|Stock 1930 - 1939 ||1st ||Rose Warner ||1939 Plymouth P8 Touring Sedan|
| ||2nd ||Bruce Esenbersol ||1931 Model A|
|Stock 1950 - 1959 ||1st ||Rick Dunham ||1958 Chevy Carry all Napco 4 x 4 Stock|
|Stock 1960 - 1973 ||1st ||Michael Umphenour ||1970 Super Sport 396w 4 speed|
a/c rare saddle interior red
| ||2nd ||Tammy Bagley ||1966 Ford Mustang Coupe|
Pinewood Derby will also be featured at the Gualala Arts Auto Show. Purchase your official Boy Scouts of America car kit either from Gualala Arts or from any Scouts headquarters (Scout Shop, 1000 Apollo Way, Suite 106, Santa Rosa). It will consist of a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles.
Youth and those young at heart will be able to design and build their very own custom car to race or enter as an Art Car. Classifications include 12 and under, 13 to 18 and 19 years and older for racing. Noncompetitive classes are Historic (with owners choice to race) and Art Car. There will be racing trophies.
Boy Scouts of America are bringing their own official track. Download the
Pinewood Derby Registration Form
or pick one up at Gualala Arts Center.
Pinewood Derby Winners
12 Years and Under - Group A
1st place - #T4 - Tali Arvayo
2nd place - #58 - Emmett Stephens
12 Years and Under - Group B
1st place - #4 - Zidane Koller
2nd place - #107 - Matthew Eidenberger
13 - 18 Years
1st place - #6 - Garrett Gunheim
2nd place - #15 - Arambel Olesen
19 + Years
1st place - #3 - Alan Ricioli
2nd place - #4 - Diane Maxwell
1st place - #7 - Colton Osborne
2nd place - #4 Robert Wise
Overall Winner Among all Classes
#4 Zidane Koller
Special Mention in Art Class
Zephyr Gunheim - Her car was not 7 inches long - It was a foot!
Gualala Arts Auto Show
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The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Gualala Arts, 1961 - 2011
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.