By Paul Hinkle, Contributed
Spring is car show season. There has been a car show event somewhere in the valley for the past five weeks. During the weekend of May 6 and 7 there were two long-running shows to attend without entry fees.
The Mountain Valley Community Church held its long-running annual Show & Shine Car Show on Saturday, May 6. If you want to get out of the valley and in the fresh mountain air this is the place to go. Each year they hold a raffle with great prizes to raise money for their community’s youth group. This year’s car show participants and spectators were generous and raised enough money for 40 kids to attend bible camp and other similar events.
On May 7, The College Church of Christ held its 20th Annual Sunday Spring Classic Car Show. This event is always held on the first Sunday in May. This is a family focused event and is one of the ways that the church serves their congregation and the local community. When this show initially began 20 years ago it was the first “no entry fee” show within the Clovis/Fresno area. This Sunday Spring Classic brings friends, neighbors and the community together.
1st Best of Show – Wayne Cook 1969 Mustang, 2nd Best of Show – Paul Hinkle 1948 Thames, 3rd Best of Show – Steve Chance 1932 Ford 5 Window, Best Paint – Matt Beal 1954 Chevy 210, Best Engine – Dave Thompson 1966 Chevelle, Best Interior – Sharron Tiliey 1957 Buick, Stock Original – Frank Garcia 1949 Chevy, Truck – Ace Avedisian 1972 Suburban, 1st Best of Show Motorcycle – Gary Enix 1985 Harley, 2nd Best of Show Motorcycle – Ron Willshaw 1976 Chopper, 3rd Best of Show Motorcycle – Nick Jacobson 2003 Road King.
There are three remaining events in May to put on your calendar. On May 20 is the first of five Clovis Park in the Park gatherings. It starts in the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. This event is held on the third Saturday of the month through September. Go to our website for information on this great gathering.
Sunday, May 21 is the 1st Annual Dan Rouit Flat Track Memorial Open House. You will be able to see some of the finest motorcycle from all over California parked in front of the museum. Also, be sure to take a tour of the history behind flat track racing inside this unique Motorcycle Museum.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 is the CVMD (Clovis Veterans Memorial District) Celebration of the Family Car Show. This is a free event for hot rodders and the public. Gold Star Mothers will be picking a car in honor of their sons who lost their lives in combat. It will be held on Veterans Parkway between 4th and 5th streets in Clovis. Come out and honor our Veterans.
May 20: Clovis Park in the Park
May 21: Dan Rouit Flat Track Museum 1st Annual Memorial Open House
May 26-28: West Coast Kustoms Crusin’ Nationals
May 26: Clovis Missionary Baptist Church Show & Shine
May 29: Clovis Veterans Car Show
June 2: Clovis Missionary Baptist Church Show & Shine
June 3-4: Goodguys Summer Get-Together
June 3: Dinuba Cars in the Park Car Show
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