13th annual BCCC Super Cruise Car Show

Sat., February 7, 2009
Kern County Fairgrounds (in conjunction with the Central Valley Sportsman and RV Show)

This year’s event started out with uncertain weather.  The early morning hours were foggy but the participants were eagerly waiting at the parking lot of the old Furniture City on Gilmore Ave. before 8am rolled around.

Participants first checked in and those pre-registered got their goodie bags and were given their route instructions to go on the Poker Run that would take them around town visiting several local retirement homes and then they would end up at the Kern County Fairgrounds by 10am when the Car Show portion of the event started.

We had over 150 entrants this year and the event brought in over $10,000 that will be given to the Society for Disabled Children of Kern County.  The official check presentation will take place at the April 13th Bakersfield Car Club Council meeting which starts at 6:30pm and is located at the Automobile Club of Southern California (1500 Commercial Way) meeting room.  Patricia Henson, Director for the Society for Disabled Children will be there soon after 7pm for the presentation.

The Bakersfield Car Club Council has donated well over $135,000 to the Society over the years the Super Cruise event has taken place.  The Super Cruise event was started for the purpose of helping the Society for Disabled Children.  Each year’s donation goes straight to their annual Camp Blue Jay summer camp that takes place two weeks in July up at Tehachapi Mountain Park.  This camp allows children with disabilities a week away from family and gives them an experience they will never forget!

This year’s event was dedicated to Allyn Harrington who formerly was the Director of the Society for Disabled Children of Kern County (1987-2008).  Allyn had to step down from this position recently due to health problems.  We at the BCCC miss her and are keeping her in our prayers.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2009 Super Cruise event!!

Dick & Linda Carr Vintage Ltd. Street Rods – Bakersfield Winner – Best of Show pick/Central Valley Sportsman & RV Show
Dick & Linda Carr
Vintage Ltd. Street Rods – Bakersfield
Winner – Best of Show pick/Central Valley Sportsman & RV Show

 

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14th annual BCCC Super Cruise Car Show

The 2010 Bakersfield Car Club Council Super Cruise 14 was held on Saturday, February 13, in conjunction with the annual Central Valley Sportsman, Boat & RV Show at the Kern County Fairgrounds.  The weather was beautiful this year and the Super Cruise event brought out over 170 vehicles.  This year’s event featured several vendors including Scentsy candles, Route 66 collectibles and Performance Auto.  Event was DJ’d again this year by Marlin Brothers/Leroy Kelly.  Special thanks to the Studebaker Drivers Club for putting on the Raffle, Super Raffle and 50/50, to PT Cruisers for handling the Poker Walk, to OFCC for handling Registration, to OFOB for handling parking and to Berge for providing the BBQ’d tri-tip sandwiches and hot dogs.  Without the involvement of the BCCC car clubs, this event would not be able to happen.  Several clubs like Vintage Ltd. Street Rods not only purchased a Merchant plaque or two but also brought out raffle gifts and Super Raffle gifts.  Then there were individuals like Lynn Hubbard and Roy Romagno who also got involved and donated several raffle gifts.  Fred Evenson drove out a brand new Ford truck on behalf of Jim Burke Ford who also was a sponsor of the event.  Both Hubbard and Evenson are past BCCC Spokespersons who have stayed active to support this worthwhile Super Cruise event year after year.

Special thanks to our 2010 Super Cruise major event sponsors:  B.E.M.R. (Bakersfield Electric Motor Repair)/Skip & Patty Langston; Phyllis Culp; H & S Body Works & Towing; Roy Romagno; and, Fabrications by Addington.  Event sponsors include:  O.F.C.C. of Wasco; Nikkel Iron Works; Jim Burke Ford; Norman Wireline Services, Inc.,; Model A Ford Club of America, Bakersfield Chapter; and, Frito Lay.  A special donation came from the Kern County Model T Club.

Although the official check presentation will not take place until the April BCCC meeting (April 12th at the Society for Disabled Children on Brundage Lane), we know we will be donating over $10,000 this year to the Society for Disabled Children of Kern County.  Thanks for all those who came out to participate to help us raise this amount!!  It is your continued support that helps the Society conduct their annual Camp Blue Jay every summer up in Tehachapi in mid-July for two weeks.  It means so much to these kids to have this experience!!

Event pictures are available at Rosedale Portrait Studio (588-8923) or go to their website www.rosedalephoto.com/events

Winner – Best of Show
Ron Clements
Winner – Best of Show

 

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16th annual BCCC Super Cruise Car Show

The weather was beautiful and the turnout of vehicles and motorcycles at this year’s 16th annual Bakersfield Car Club Council’s Super Cruise Car Show, held on Saturday, February 25, at the Kern County Fairgrounds was just as beautiful!  The event was held in conjunction with the 35th annual Central Valley Sportsman, Boat and RV Show so car show participants got to have the best of both worlds.  This was the seventh year these two events have partnered together and with approximately 250 entered this year, the event generated over an estimated $18,000 for the Society for Disabled Children of Kern County!

This event would not be possible without the teamwork of a variety of local clubs who volunteer to handle various tasks to ensure the event runs smoothly.  This year the Studebaker Drivers Club handled Registration, Mopars of Bakersfield handled the parking of entrants and gate control, PT Cruisers and Old Friends of Bakersfield did the event door prizes and super door prizes as well as the 50/50, the British Car Club did the Poker Walk and the Fairlane Club did the selling of event merchandise.  And, the event also got support from DJ LeRoy Kelly and live music from the Tsunami Surfers who both also volunteered their time.  Adding to the atmosphere were several young ladies from Hooters.

The morning started off with entrants lined up all the way to Ming Avenue when the gates opened at 8am.  Entrants were parked in a whole new theater-style parking layout this year with the stage as the center piece.  This gave everyone a good view of the stage.  After all were parked and settled, the Poker Walk was the next order of business as well as buying chances to win a huge array of door prizes donated by local car clubs, businesses and individuals.  Just before noon sponsors who purchased Merchants Plaques came and went out amongst all the entries to pick their choice to present them with their plaque.  One by one entrants were called to the stage area by DJ LeRoy Kelly and many were thrilled to have been chosen.

The Awards Ceremony started at 2pm.  The 50/50 winner, Poker Walk winners, and Super Door Prize winners were announced.  Three beautiful vehicles graced the front of the stage area and these awards were given out.  Eddie Pruett of Bakersfield received the 2012 Rudy Gallups Perpetual Trophy with his 1930 Model A Speedster that he called “an original hotrod”!  Next up was Don Parks, also of Bakersfield, who’s bright purple 1940 Ford Truck won the Inaugural Super Cruiser Award that was started and presented by the family of the late Jarrel Black.  Black’s son, wife, and two grandsons picked this vehicle and were present to present the award to Parks and commented, “Dad would have loved this truck!”  And the last award, Best of Show, which is sponsored and selected by Mike Hatcher and Bob Morrison of the Central Valley Sportsman, Boat & RV Show, went to Bakersfield’s Frank Hinmon’s 1957 custom Chrysler Imperial.

For the finale, Patricia Henson, Director of the Society for Disabled Children of Kern County was invited to speak about their program before the check was presented to her in the amount of $18,000.  Henson was overcome with emotion and thanked everyone for their support.

Bakersfield Car Club Council Spokespersons Chris Addington and Larry Thomas would like to extend their thanks to all that came out and especially to all those who have come out over the years to support this great cause and hope to see you next year!

Special thanks to this year’s Super Cruise Major Sponsors—BEMR (Bakersfield Electric Motor Repair, Inc./Skip and Patty Langston; Phyllis K. Culp; Roy Romagno; Safelite; and, Norman Wireline Service, Inc., and Event Sponsors—Eagle Mountain Casino, Valley Cycle & Motorsports, Jim Burke Ford, Greenhaven Apartments, Lee’s Printing Center, Kern County Model T Club, Bill Wright Toyota, North Bakersfield Toyota Scion, Frito Lay, Farmer Boys, Famoso Raceway, Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center, Tachi Hotel & Casino, JoRonCo Rentals, Original Roadhouse Grill, Valley Decal, and Fabrications by Addington.

 

Super Cruiser Trophy in memory of Jarrel Black (l-r)—Terry Black, Reba Black, Steve Black present trophy to Don Parks in front of his 1940 Ford Truck.
Super Cruiser Trophy in memory of Jarrel Black (l-r)—Terry Black, Reba Black, Steve Black present trophy to Don Parks in front of his 1940 Ford Truck.

 

Best of Show Award (l-r)—Bette Addington presents trophy to Frank Hinmon in front of his 1957 Chrysler Imperial.
Best of Show Award (l-r)—Bette Addington presents trophy to Frank Hinmon in front of his 1957 Chrysler Imperial.

 

Rudy Gallups Perpetual Trophy (l-r)—Sudy & Eddie Pruett stand in front of their 1930 Model A Speedster that won this award for 2012.
Rudy Gallups Perpetual Trophy (l-r)—Sudy & Eddie Pruett stand in front of their 1930 Model A Speedster that won this award for 2012.

 

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