Big City Rod Run Winners!
Well, we pulled it off again and even though it was a quite smoky from the fires south of here, 55 registered cars lined up along HWY 49 in beautiful downtown Sierra City where a good time was had by all! Save the date for the show next year which falls on September 15-16, 2023.
This year we had our Tahoe National Forest Firefighters and friends attend the event and they even brought Smokey the bear along who awarded the “Smokey’s Choice” award to an unsuspecting 1956 Chevy Bel Air.
We tried something a little different with the Meet and Greet which was held in the Sierra Skies Sierra City park across from the Country Store. There was live music with Danny Horton and friends along with a free taco bar. We would like to continue this tradition in the future as it proved to be a lot of fun for everyone that attended.
A special thanks to all of the businesses and locals who sponsored an award this year and to all of those who attended and donated to our cause. We couldn’t raise as much money without those kind donations. We would also like to thank the Sierra County Arts Council for helping us bring local music to the park. Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit the Sierra City Volunteer Fire Department. So, without further adieu, here are the winners!
BASSETTS STATION – BEST PAINT JOB: 1951 Red Ford F1 – Michael Griffin – Russel Valley
BUTTES RESORT – THAT’S A BUTTE: 1968 Gun Metal Grey Chevy Camaro – Tom and Liz Coleman, Gridley, CA
CHP – RED LIGHT RUNNER: 1947 Austin of England – Jack Sheehan of Graeagle, CA
DOWNIEVILLE DAY SPA - ALL GLAMMED-UP!: 1950 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday – Phil Sullivan of Cape, FL
DOWNIEVILLE GROCERY – GROCERY GETTER: 1968 Pontiac GTO - Ann & Karl Sweder of Sparks, NV
DOWNIEVILLE LIONS CLUB – ROAR’S LIKE A “LION”: 1947 Green Power Wagon – Orville Boger of Nevada City, CA
MOUNTAIN MESSENGER – BAD NEWS: 1941 Ford HDL 50 Pick-up – R Scott Hall of Graeagle, CA
MY SISTERS COTTAGE – THIS ONES FOR THE GIRLS: 1965 Red Ford F10 – Phil Anderson of Reno, NV
OLD SIERRA CITY SCHOOLHOUSE – BEST AFTER SCHOOL CRUISER: 1951 Purple Mercury Convertible – Bud Clark, Cool, CA
RED MOOSE INN & CAFE - BEST MOPAR: 1968 Yellow Dodge Charger – Sean Troupe of Loyalton, CA
SARDINE LAKE RESORT – A BIG FISH IN A LITTLE POND: 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS – Mike Gyorfi of Sierra City, CA
SIERRA BOOSTER – HAL’S BLAST FROM THE PAST: 1947 Lincoln Continental – Bob Kay of Yankee Jim, CA
SIERRA CITY FIRE DEPT – JUST A HUNK OF BURNIN’ LOVE: 1966 Red Chevrolet Chevelle – Wayne & Kathy Walker of El Dorado, CA
SIERRA CITY MERCANTILE – THE ARTIST CHOICE: 1934 Five window Ford Coupe – Royce Krieger, Grass Valley, CA
SIERRA CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – ONE RIGHTEOUS RIDE: 1941 Plymouth Sedan – Gary & Janice Williams of Granite Bay, CA
SIERRA CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – HELLFIRE & BRIMSTONE: 1934 Plymouth 5 Window Coupe – Jim Bernal, Jackson, CA
CASTAGNA ALLEY CATS – IT’S THE CATS MEOW: 1939 Ford Rat Rod – RD Vanetti of Chilcoot, CA
SIERRA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL – BEST ART CAR: 1964 Ford Mustang – Ken Myers of Quincy, CA
SIERRA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: 2006 Ford Mustang GT – Leslie & Tim Burke of Sparks, NV
SIERRA COUNTY SHERIFF – BEST GET AWAY CAR: 1965 Blue Shelby Cobra 427 – Ken LaPoint of Grass Valley, CA
SIERRA COUNTRY STORE - GOOD FRIENDS – GOOD RIDES: 1957 Yellow Chevrolet Bel Air – Bill Sage of Meadow Vista, CA
SIERRA HARDWARE – LEAKY PIPES AWARD: 1974 Cadillac “The Vessel” – Joseph Clausi of Camptonville, CA
SABRINA’S AT THE FORKS – BEST BACK SEAT TO EAT A SANDWICH IN: 1932 Blue 2 door Ford Sedan – Bill Morris of Graeagle, CA
SIERRA SKIES R.V. PARK – BEST TRAILER QUEEN: 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 - Billy Carini of Squaw Valley, CA
SIERRA PINES RESORT – PERFECT CATCH: 1952 Chevy 1300 Pickup – Mark & Marie Lehmann of Reno, NV
SNOWBUSTERS CLUB – PEDDLE TO THE METAL: 1955 Ford F100 - Kenny Chance of Quincy, CA
SORRACCOS SALOON – BEST TRUNK TO STUFF A BODY IN, 1955 Yellow Chevrolet Del Ray – Pete Massett of Grass Valley, CA
TOMS SNOWMOBILE – BEST SLED: 1932 Ford Duece – Gordon Gosch of New Castle, CA
OLD SIERRA CITY HOTEL – BEST OLD RAT ROD: 1934 Ford Vic – John Isgreen of Beckworth, CA
REBECCA MOORES REALTY – HOT PROPERTY AWARD: 1931 Black Ford Tudor
JOHN SWEENEY – THAT’S A SHAME & WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY AWARD: 1927 Green Modified Ford – Irv Dickson of Folsom, CA
SMOKEY THE BEAR – SMOKEY’S CHOICE AWARD: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air – Mike & Patty Johnson of Carson City, NV