Gardnerville church brings new event to Valley |

Gardnerville church brings new event to Valley

by Caryn Haller

Rock crawlers, quads, boats, dirt bikes and race cars were on display at Lampe Park on Saturday for the inagural Big Boy Toy Show.

Sponsored by Valley Christian Fellowship, the show boasted 45 entries, and awarded 14 trophies.

"It's about time," Bobby Callahan said of the show. "We need a show that has a variety of different vehicles."

His son, Robert, was equally excited about the show.

"I think the trucks are sick," he said. "I like the rock crawling Jeeps. That's my thing. I like to see how they're built and all the parts in them."

Gardnerville residents Sandi Bailey and her husband entered their 1976 Jeep CJ-5 for the first time.

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"It sounded like a fun event. We like that it's a family event," Sandi said. "There's only three in our class, so we think it's pretty solid."

The Baileys had the Jeep restored through Prison Industries in Carson City.

"It was pretty much junky and beat up," Sandi said. "They did a beautiful job on it. We sure get a lot of compliments."

The centerpiece of the Jeep for Sandi was the silver duck hood ornament with a cigar in its mouth from the 1978 movie "Convoy."

"The guy in the movie's handle was rubber duck," she said. "It's one of my husband's favorite movies."

Bob Buchanan entered a Honda racer, two bultacos and a 1966 Triumph in the show. His 1966 Honda Racer took second place in its category.

"We follow the shows and go wherever they are, me and my son," the Topaz Ranch Estates resident said. "We do four shows a year. The blue bultaco has been in 10 shows and won it 10 times."

To enter a vehicle in next year's show, call 265-4100.

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