The Cambrian

Cambria Chili Cook-off and Car Show in Cambria

The steering wheel and dash of an entrant in the car show.
The steering wheel and dash of an entrant in the car show. Z’la Photography

About 800 people turned out Saturday, May 10, for the annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show at the Pinedorado Grounds, according to Mary Ann Carson of the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, the event sponsor.

The judges chose from offerings by 16 teams. First place went to the Lions Club, second to West End Bar & Grill and third to the Cambria Community Emergency Response Team. People’s choice trophies went to Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, Sons of the American Legion and CERT. CERT also took home the showmanship trophy.

Clockwise from lower left, from left, chili judges Consuelo Macedo, Jason Hill, Taylor and Joe Hilden and Charmaine Coimbra; crowds circulate around chili booths; Patricia Cody of Templeton’s 1961 Plymouth Fury, first place winner in the car show; and the steering wheel and dash of another entrant. The car show second-place went to Al Gay’s 1931 Model A and third to Dale Chunder’s 1950 Ford. Wayne Waldrip’s 1967 Chevy Camaro earned People’s Choice honors.