CASA Classic Car Show

Photo courtesy of Paul Hinkle

Have you ever thought about doing something for children that may not be as fortunate as yours? Many classic car owners contributed to these children by taking part in the 1st Annual CASA Classic Car Show in Clovis, on June 2 at Sierra Bicentennial Park. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers who speak for children in foster care. CASA volunteers are hope in a time of turmoil for displaced children.

In Fresno and Madera counties, more than 2,500 children are in foster care. CASA’s 150 volunteers currently serve 225 children daily. The courts have requested more trained advocates to serve these children. A total of 200 children are on a waiting list. Not everyone can become a volunteer, but you can help by participating in CASA’s annual fundraiser. Next year’s show will be even bigger and is scheduled for the first Saturday of June. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference in the lives of foster children by attending next year’s event.

Photo courtesy of Paul Hinkle


Best of Show:

First: Dennis Melkonian, 1928 Ford Model A

Second: Neal & Nancy McCarter, 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

Third: Jim Palumbo, 1956 GMC Pick Up

Best Stock Original: Domenic Bavaro, 1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville

Best Truck: Tony & Marcia Gutierrez, 1947 Ford Pick Up

Best Paint: Rod House, 1952 Chevrolet Two Door Hardtop

Best Engine: Don Wagner, 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle

Best Interior: Paul Hinkle, 1948 Thames

Best Motorcycle: Nick Dounias, 1940 Indian Sport Scout

On July 21, you won’t want to miss the Clovis Park in the Park gathering. They will be having their annual induction into the Clovis Motorsports Hall of Fame. This year, they are inducting Smokey Hanoian and Clyde Prickett. They will be joining Al Pombo, Blackie Gejeian, Johnny Boyed, Ray Elder, Fred Ede Sr., Joe Boghosian, Wayne Sumner, Everett Edlund, Art & John Shanoian just to name a few that have been inducted. There should be around 25 old hardtops on display. This is an event you don’t want to miss.


July 13: Dickey’s BBQ & Firehouse Subs Rod & Classic Car Gathering, Clovis

July 14: Veterans Car Show, Coarsegold

July 14: Hot Rods, Classic & Customs Car Show, San Luis Obispo

July 21: Clovis Park in the Park’s annual Motorsports Hall of Fame induction

July 28: Gators & Rods Car Show, Monterey

We are always looking for interesting cars, people and events to share. If your club or organization is putting on a car show or motorsports event, you can reach Paul Hinkle at, (559) 970-2274 or Eric Hinkle at

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