The Cambrian

130 entries’ hot chrome, wild wheels win awards in Cambria

The view of the 2017 Pinedorado Car Show from the front seat of one of the entries.
The view of the 2017 Pinedorado Car Show from the front seat of one of the entries.

Pinedorado 2017 is wrapped up, but memories and awards linger.

For instance, car show participants were eligible to win a wide variety of honors.

The fierce heat that Sunday triggered some no-shows, according to event coordinator Nate Fearonce. A record 165 entries had been submitted, but there were 130 vehicles on display, including antique, classic, quirky and cutting-edge cars, trucks and motorcycles.

“It was an eclectic mix,” Fearonce said. “In terms of the quality of the cars and the number of registrations, it was our best show ever.”

The Best of Show Award went to Art Serna of Lindsay for his 1931 Ford Roadster.

Kids’ Choice Award was given to Tim Breshears of Santa Maria for his 1946 Chevy pickup Rat Rod.

The award bestowed by the show chairman went to Bill and Diane O’Neil of Atascadero for their 1953 Buick Skylark, and the winner of the Lions President’s Award went to Randy and Stacy Vines of Fresno for their 1966 Pontiac GTO.

June Mann of Palm Desert won the Long-Distance Award, having brought her 2017 custom Chevy Spark the farthest of any entrant.

Fearonce was proud to give the New Club Participation Award to the Cambria Cars and Coffee Club, which meets every Tuesday at Centrally Grown. He said club participation is open to any North Coast resident with a vehicle, according to Fearonce.

The club had 15 vehicles on display at the show, some of which were not competing. The assortment included a 1927 Lincoln, 1955 Packard Patrician convertible, Porsches early and new, Jaguars, a Mini Cooper and some vintage motorcycles, including a 1919 Indian.