Valley residents dominate California car show
Carson Valley residents brought the heat to the annual Ironstone Concours d’ Elegance in Murphys, Calif. recently.
Out of about 360 classic cars participating in the event at the Ironstone Vineyards, four from Carson Valley came out on top, according to Minden resident Don Boos.
The Sept. 26 competition saw trophies for Michael King’s 1932 Ford Model B-150 station wagon, Mike and Karen Sivera’s 1910 Speedwell Landaulet, Mike Rowe’s 1936 Ford Roadster and a 1930 Marmon Sedan belonging to Butch and Sue Maricone of Gardnerville. King won best of show for his wood-paneled vehicle.
The Silva’s Speedwell won for best antique class vehicle. Rowe’s roadster took the vintage best in class, the Marcione’s received best classic closed and King got best in class for wood-bodied cars.
“People with four different cars were top winners of that show,” Boos said.
King said the show is supposed to be elegant, but relaxed.
“The cars are screened for quality and originality but not in a snobbish sense,” he said in an email. “Simply put it is a venue for technically correct car lovers who want to have fun and enjoy the experience. This year was a record showing from the Carson Valley and all from the local Chapter of the Antique Automobile Association of America.”
Longtime residents Bill and Dorine Ramsden showed their 1932 Packard Roadster. Ev and Gus Young showed their 1929 Packard Phaeton. Douglas residents Al and Linda Abrahamson showed their Maxwell.
Carson Valley is a popular spot for classic car rallies.