Down on Main Street
August 20, 2002
The Valley Cruisers’ 15th annual Main Street Event opened Friday evening in downtown Minden.
The streets were filled with folks enjoying the perfect summer night, rows of of classic cars and trucks, music and food. Some downtown business stayed open to accomodate those interested in shopping and 686 people were served a tri-tip dinner, hosted by the Cruisers at CVIC Hall.
“That’s about 100 more than last year,” said club member John Amundson. He also said the club served 426 folks Saturday morning, as the show continued in Lampe Park in Gardnerville.
The event was near capacity this year, as Lampe only holds 250 cars. A poker run was held and winners were announced Sunday. They include:
Best of Show: Gary Frampton’s 1952 DeSoto, sponsored by Carson Valley Inn; Cruiser Showcase: Bill Thomas’ 1936 Plymouth Coupe, sponsored by Golden Nugget Automotive; best paint: Martin Snodgrass’ 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe, sponsored by Morts Auto Body; best interior: Gert Lehman’s 1939 Chevy Sedan, sponsored by 7-Eleven/Ranchos; best engine: Doug Clair’s 1955 Chevy Bel Aire, sponsored by Golden Nugget Automotive.
Class first place winners were:
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Class 1: Don and Betty Rose’s 1941 Ford Business Coupe, sponsored by Lee Bourne D Wheeler Screen Printing; Class 2: Ken Baley’s 1949 Chevy four-door, sponsored by Park Place AM/PM; Class 3: Barbara Snodgrass’ 1955 Chevy Nomad, sponsored by Don and Doris Metters; Class 4: Jack and Christine Wiltse’s 1965 Chevy Impala convertible, sponsored by Coldwell Banker ITILDO; Class 5: Mitch Munson’s 1941 Chevy Coupe, sponsored by Clarence and Kandice Goodnight; Class 6: John Rowan’s 1949 Olds 88 CPE, sponsored by Historian Inn; Class 7: Bob Fischer’s 1956 Chevy 210, sponsored by Morts Auto Body; Class 8: Bud and Dee Adams’ 1958 Chevy Impala Sport Coupe, sponsored by Bill’s Floor Covering; Class 9: Bill and Mary Dalrymple’s 1950 Chevy 3100 Pick-up, sponsored by Douglas Radiator and Auto Air; Class 10: Manuel and Phyllis Cardoza’s 1949 Ford F-1 Pick-up, sponsored by Artisan Trophy and Engraving; Class 11: Ron Bournazian’s 1956 Ford F100 Pick-up, sponsored by Dave and Joyce Castleberry; Class 12: Doug and Loraine DeWeese’s 1923 Ford T-bucket, sponsored by Sierra Plumbing D Brian Miller; Class 13: Tom and Donna Betterton’s 1957 Ford Thunderbird, sponsored by Carson Valley Inn; Class 14: John Castiglione’s 1928 Ford Model A T-Coupe, sponsored by Dairy Queen of Minden; Class 15: John and Judy Frerichs’ 1932 Ford, sponsored by Park Place AM/PM; Class 16: Martin Snodgrass’ 1940 Ford Deluxe CPE, sponsored by Hamdogs Sports Bar; Class 17: Bill and Stephi Pratt’s 1964 Ford Galaxie 500, sponsored by Timberline Electric; Class 18: Ginnie Busby’s 1965 Ford Mustang convertible, sponsored by Douglas Radiator and Auto Air; Class 19: Steven Thaler’s 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe, sponsored by Carson Valley Inn; Class 20: Donna and Rockney Moseley’s 1940 LaSalle four-door; Class 21: Rocky Wagner’s 1937 Chevy Coupe, sponsored by Golden Nugget Automotive; Class 22: Rudy and Sharon McTee’s 1958 Chevy Corvette Convertible, sponsored by CVI; Class 23: Gary Frampton’s 1952 DeSoto, two-door convertible, sponsored by Golden Nugget Automotive; Class 24: Lois Knudsen’s 1963 Jaguar, sponsored by Nicholson Trucking.
For more information about this event or to learn more about Valley Cruisers and how they help support the Carson Valley community, call Secretary Joyce Castleberry at 265-1818 or President Richard Servantes, 265-7119.