Photo by Jeff Kossol: Bob and Connie Kwake of Palo Cedro are awarded the 2011 Greater Palo Cedro Area Chamber of Commerce Best of Show Trophy for their 1929 Ford Woody. Posing with the winning car are car owners and chamber members: (front row owners Bob and Connie with Joey Ortez of Palo Cedro Printing (back row) JJ Jensen of JJ’s Country Quilts, Sue Kossol of Palo Cedro Eye Clinic, Judy La Russa of East Valley Times, Matt Iles of Farmers Insurance, Janet Carr of North Valley Bank and the Kwakes grandson.

Mother Nature smiled on the Palo Cedro Chamber of Commerce’s Show N Shine on Monday, April 11, 2011, granting it the best weather of any of the Kool April Nites events.  One hundred twenty-two vintage car enthusiasts took advantage of the sunny, windless day to drive out to the Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel parking lot and compete for the 28 beautiful trophies donated by local merchants, making this the largest show in the event’s history.  So many people took advantage of the bargain prices for the Chamber’s tri-tip sandwiches and homemade chili that they almost ran out of food before the car show ended.

     The Show N Shine trophy winners were: 

     Best of Show—1929 Ford Woody owned by Bob and Connie Kwake of Palo Cedro;

     People’s Choice sponsored by East Valley Times—1941 Buick Super Sport Coupe owned by Tim York of Palo Cedro;  

     Financed with a Second Mortgage sponsored by Tri Counties Bank—1968 Chevy Camaro owned by Troy Baugh of Redding:

     Wild and Wicked sponsored by Palo Cedro Pharmacy—1963Chevy Corvette owned by James Carter of the Dalles, Ore.;

     Rolling Stone sponsored by Napa Auto Parts—1954 Dodge Royal 500 Pace Car owned by Lee Gitchel of Redding;

     Toxic Burden sponsored by Gesundheit Clinic—1955 Chevy Bel Air owned by Wayne Webster of Shasta Lake;

     Muscle Madness sponsored by Frontier—1970 Chevy Chevelle owned by Ben Brocco of Modesto;

     Righteous Ride sponsored by Fritz’s Auto Repair—1949 Chevy Fleetline owned by John Lewis of Shasta Lake;

     Par Excellence sponsored by Palo Cedro Golf Club—1962 Chevy Corvette owned by  Larry and Trish Strawn of Redding;

     Fast and Furious sponsored by Tread Tech—1965 Chevy Pro St. Corvette owned by Jerry Cooper of Redding;

     Top Truck sponsored by Shasta Gas—1958 Chevy Cameo pickup owned by James Charlton of Redding;

     Hottest Investment sponsored by North Valley Bank—1932 Dodge sedan owned by Joe Gonzales of Palo Cedro;

     Granny’s Greatest sponsored by Grandma’s BBQ—1957 Chevy Bel Air owned by Rick Alvord of Redding;

     4X4 sponsored by Farmers’ Insurance—1957 Dodge Power Wagon owned by Jim and Lin Ayers of Redding;

     A Real Taker sponsored by Takeables—1962 Chevy Impala owned by Doris March of Palo Cedro;

     Best Mustang sponsored by Oil Stop—1969 Ford Mustang Mach I owned by Dian and Jim Franzoiu of Palo Cedro;

     Bad to the Bone sponsored by Smith Chiropractic—1966 Ford Mustang owned by Jesse Phillipe of Palo Cedro;

     One Cool Chevy sponsored by Cedar Tree Restaurant—1955 Chevy flat bed truck owned by Steve Arganbright of Millville;

     Class Act sponsored by Palo Cedro Pool and Spa—1955 Ford Thunderbird owned by Linda Mitchell of Redding;

     303 Products Best of Show—1955 Chevy 210 owned by Ed and Paula Alves of Palo Cedro;

     Diamond in the Rough sponsored by Foothill Pharmacy—1965 Plymouth Barracuda owned by Ross Rhyne of Redding ;

     Outta Sight sponsored by the Palo Cedro Eye Clinic—1927 Ford Model T owned by Tom Spade of Redding;

     It’s All about Class sponsored by Palo Cedro Tax Accounting—1951 Mercury sedan owned by Bob and Tish Creighton of Redding; 

     Scraps and Patches sponsored by JJ’s Country Quilts—1928 Ford Model A pickup owned by Sam Sloan of Palo Cedro;

     No Resale Value sponsored by Palo Cedro Printing—1950 Chevy pickup “Rat Rod” owned by Joe and Shelly Padilla of Cottonwood;

     One Hot Custom sponsored by Ortega’s Restaurant—1927 Ford Race Roadster owned by Paul Warner of Palo Cedro;

     Beacon Shine sponsored by Beacon Gas—1954 Chevy truck owned by Ron and Linda Martz of Cottonwood;

Best Convertible sponsored by Palo Cedro Chevron and Mini Mart—convertible owned by Bob Robinson of Redding.

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