All Valley Truck Show

 

By Paul Hinkle

The All Valley Truck Show was held March 12 at the Triangle restaurant at First and Barstow in Fresno. For those of you who may own a truck or are in the process of building, this show is one you want to be a part of. This was the second year for this annual event and the organizers want to continue holding this event the same time each year. Being one of the first shows of the season, it was a reunion of old friends and an introduction of those that were showing their truck for the first time.

I was surprised to see so many recently restored trucks each reflecting their builder’s own personal touch. It was interesting to see the use of after market products that gave each truck it’s own unique appearance. If you are planning on building or restoring your favorite truck, this show is the place to get a lot of fresh ideas for your special project. Prior to the All Valley Truck Show, owners never have had an event specifically for trucks as most shows only had one or two classes to compete in. This All Valley Truck Show is a good way to start the season off.

Class Winners:
Class A Up to 1949 – Dennis Melkon
Class B 1950 to 1955 – Stan Ripley 1953 Ford F-100
Class C 1956 to 1960 – Richard Bowman 1958 Chevy Cameo
Class D 1961 to 1965 – Joe Renna 1965 Chevy
Class E 1966 to 1970 – Ace Avedisian 1968 Chevy C-10
Class F 1971 to 1975 – Oscar 1971 Chevy C-10
Class I 1986 to 1990 – Stephen Dawson 1990 Chevy
Class J 4X4 – Ron Silva 1977 Ford F-100
Class K Original – David Waro 1952 Chevy 3100
Class M Under Construction – Jim Lobach 1956 Ford F-100
Rat Rod – Tim Patton 1934 Chevy
Best of Show – Matt Hammond 1957 Chevy 3100

There are a couple bills you need to keep your eye on. Legislation S.B. 1239 to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the 1981 model year from the emissions inspection requirement will be considered by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on April 12, 2016. Current law requires the lifetime testing of all 1976 and newer model year vehicles. Send an email to senator.canella@senate.ca.gov . The second bill is A.B. 2837 introduced to require new car dealers to provide purchasers a written statement declaring it is illegal for manufacturers or dealers to void a warranty or deny coverage because aftermarket or recycled parts were installed or because someone other than the dealer performed service.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 1– Rods on the Bluff
April 2– 10th Annual Clovis Assembly of God Car Show
April 9 – Tower Classic Car Show
April 16 – Kingsburg Downtown Car Show
April 17 – Old Town Clovis Car Show
April 29- May 1- Western Street Rod Nationals Bakersfield
April 30 – Central Valley Classic Car Show
Pan Draggers Classic Car Show
May 7 – Mountain Valley Community Church Show & Shine Car Show
May 14 – Jefferson Elementary 6th Annual Car Show

If your club or organization is putting on a car show or motorsports event we are always looking for interesting cars, people and events to share. You can reach Paul Hinkle at clovisparkinthepark@gmail.com or call (559) 970-2274 or Eric Hinkle at ehinkle11@gmail.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter@clovisparknpark and on Instagram@clovisparkinthepark.

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