2003 PORT COSTA CAR SHOW
CRUISIN’ AT THE PORT COSTA SCHOOL
Sunday, August 31, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
SNAZZY WHEELS AWESOME CRAFTS RAFFLE PRIZES
GREAT BARBECUE - 50'S CAFE - LIVE MUSIC
call (510) 787-2254 for information
a benefit for the restoration of the old Port Costa School sponsored by the Port Costa Conservation Society
The Port Costa Car Show and Crafts Fair is a fund raiser sponsored by the Port Costa Conservation Society (PCCS) to help restore the 1911 Port Costa School, the only public building in town. To date, the non-profit group of volunteers has completed a major structural retrofit, put a new roof on the building, poured new foundations, installed brand new restrooms and completely renovated the skylights. The PCCS is grateful for the support of the Crockett Community Foundation in this continuous improvement project. The Car Show and Crafts Fair is put on entirely by volunteers. Every effort is being made to provide an enjoyable day for participants and patrons -- fabulous cars, exceptional crafts, great raffle prizes and fine dining (barbecue Tri-tips, veggie kabobs and ice-cold beverages). Your support of this event will help us continue work on the building. For a partial preview of coming attractions, please click on the links above. We thank you for your support.
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1912 Model T Ford Touring Car
Ron and Nancy Delucchi, Rodeo
"I saw it in Hemmings Motor News," says Ron Delucchi, who has admired the Model T Ford since he was in high school. "We hooked up a trailer and drove to Winterset, Iowa to pick it up." All the brass and running lights on the gleaming T are original with the car. Ford Motor Co. produced white cars on special order until assembly lines were introduced in 1915. Bringing history into perspective, Nancy and Ron show their classic T at the Port Costa School, both built in the same year, 1911.
1969 Chevy Custom Sport Truck, 1958 Chevy Impala
Russ and Ron Murray, Martinez
Russ bought his Impala from an old family friend in 1970, repainted the car its original ivory color and replaced the front seat cover. "It’s strictly stock," he says, "and that’s the way I’m trying to keep it, as a family car." Ron’s Chevy truck, which first belonged to his grandfather, features a rare factory-installed 396 engine. Russ hauled horses with the truck for 20 years.
1915 Model T Touring
Richard Payne, Concord
Richard bought this Model T in 1982, replacing the top and both rear fenders. Richard is shown in Port Costa, in front of the Burlington Hotel.
1990 Handmade Race Car
Ed Adams, Berkeley
Jimmy Kilroy of Moal’s in Oakland built this aluminum race car, which sits on a Triumph TR-6 chassis. Ed Adams bought the car three years ago, taking it on a round trip spin to Salt Lake City. "It’s as much fun to drive as it looks," he says.
1933 Ford Pickup
Norm and Ann Markus, Crockett
This immaculate sandstone and frost beige 1933 Ford pickup arrived at the Markus home 20 years ago on the back of a truck – all in pieces, including fenders, engine and transmission. Norm says a sticker on the pickup shows it was originally a fire truck in Redwood City.
1967 Plymouth Barracuda 383 Formula S
Mark English, Port Costa
Mark’s silver Barracuda is one of 375 Big Block Fastbacks with autotrans out of a total of 1875 built in 1967. "It’s a very powerful car, but it’s old technology, which is what makes it fun to drive," he says. "It’s definitely a driver’s car. You drive it or it drives you."
1965 Chevelle Malibu Convertible
Norm and Ann Markus, Crockett
Ann says people wave at them as they cruise down the road. When they acquired the car, which had been in storage in a Crockett garage, it was "a rustbucket." "You could put your foot through the floorboard," says Norm.
1930 Ford Pickup
Mick and Elaine Coyne, Walnut Creek
Mick and Elaine put their pickup together with parts from all over – the cab and frame were found separately. The car won first place awards at the Oakland Roadster Show, Moscone Center and the Cow Palace in 1981-82. Since then they go to mostly local events. "We just drive it around and have fun," says Elaine.
1927 Model T Touring
Ed Pond, Concord
Ed has owned this Model T Hot Rod for about 3 years. It was converted with a ‘40 Ford pickup V8-60 into a Hot Rod in the 50's and remains the same today as it did then. The year 1927 marked the end of the assembly line for the famous Model T’s.
1955 Chevy 210 four-door
Dan and Darlene Emmel, Hayward
Dan Emmel brought new life to this ‘55 Chevy, which was once destined for the junk yard. "The tires were flat and deteriorated and the brakes didn’t work," he says. Today it’s in almost daily use. Shown in the picture is Colleen Akers, Dan and Darlene’s granddaughter.
1930 Ford Roadster
Skip England, Clayton
The license plate on Skip England’s snappy Ford Roadster says it all: NVGRWUP. Skip has owned hot rods since he was a teenager. This is his 57th car. He bought it at a consignment shop in Petaluma three years ago and has rebuilt the engine and transmission. Skip is pictured here at Howies in Pleasant Hill.
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe
Tom McAllister, Walnut Creek
Tom paid $198 for his car 38 years ago. When he bought it, the car had no motor, no transmission, and it had been painted with a paint brush. Today the gleaming coupe has a loaded Offenhauser flathead engine and Mitchell overdrive. "There’s nothing left to be done with it," says Tom.
1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
Jim and Luisa Choquette, Crockett
Jim and Luisa’s stately black and champagne gold Silver Cloud was the official vehicle used to chauffeur former California governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown to the ceremony dedicating the opening of State Highway 12 in 1962.
1948 Austin D40 Devin
Dean and Kathy Court, Richmond
Dean acquired this Austin at a foreclosure sale 15 years ago. It has a Chevy 301 engine and features tilt-front fenders and hood. "It had a rod knock when I bought it, but I made it home with it. I’ve spent a lot of time fixing it. The previous owner used a hammer and chisel to put the radio in."
1955 Chevy Delivery Van
Doug Runkle, El Sobrante
Doug and Yolanda Runkle are well known as proprietors of Doug’s Chevy Parts in El Sobrante. Doug says this classic delivery van needed total restoration when he bought it 10 years ago. Today, he says, "it stops people in their tracks." Doug and Yolanda retire from their car parts business in August, but Doug’s Chevy Parts will continue under the same name with new owner Bob Niven.
1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster
Jim and Yvonne Nierhake, Martinez
This car is still in the family. In this picture, Yvonne shows the sleek T-Bird her father bought brand new at Cortese Ford in Richmond for $6100. One of only 1427 T-Birds made that year, it is in original condition.
2003 Fantasy Car
Clayton Bailey, Port Costa
This picture actually belongs in the Raffle Prizes section. Clayton Bailey, ceramic artist and builder of robots, has donated this model car to the raffle. It is made of scrap aluminum, old machine parts and roller skate wheels. The seat is made of genuine leather. Clayton is also making another model race car out of old Kirby vacuum cleaners, with a robot at the wheel. The car will be for sale at the Port Costa Car Show and Crafts Fair on August 31.
VARIED AND WONDROUS CRAFTS
From handmade wooden airplanes to tote bags, homemade preserves to pottery and stained glass, totem jewelry to Uncle Mario’s Garlic Dip, visitors will have plenty to take in at the Port Costa Car Show and Crafts Fair on Sunday, August 31. Cars will be shown on the playground surrounding the school, and craft booths will be set up in the auditorium and other inside locations.
For more information regarding Crafts Fair reservations, please call (510) 787-6705 (Port Costa Art Center).
Kathy Kearns’ distinctive pottery featuring scenes of Crockett and Port Costa will be for sale.
Clayton Bailey’s hand made model Fantasy Car with Robot at the wheel will be featured at the Car Show and Crafts Fair. The car is made of old Kirby vacuum cleaner parts.
Classic car theme ceramic tiles will be sold by Sidney and Bailey Liebes.
NUMEROUS RAFFLE PRIZES
$1.00 donation. Need not be present to win.
Tickets available now, call (510) 787-2579!
Good Golly Miss Molly! Fabulous raffle prizes await lucky winners at the Port Costa Car Show and Crafts Fair on Sunday, August 31 – beautiful hand-made quilts, a romantic overnight outing on the Sacramento river boat Delta King, original art work (paintings, pottery, jewelry), cool sweatshirts, a nylon racing jacket, six-pack cooler, collectible toy cars) and much more – check ‘em out!
SWELL RAFFLE PRIZES
Original model metal car by Clayton Bailey
Original painting by April Zachary
Handmade quilt by Monica Greene
Handmade quilt by Kathleen Thomas
Night for two on the Delta King from Dee and Lewis Stewart
2004 Port Costa photo calendar by Veronica Crane
Handmade necklace by Patty Wilson
Corvette wall clock from Doug’s Chevy Parts, El Sobrante
Glass-glitter star crown by Wendy Addison
Original pottery by Kathy Kearns, Crockett
Illuminated three-gauge set from Doug’s Chevy Parts, El Sobrante
"Flying A" six-pack cooler from Lewis Stewart
Gift certificate from Hair Nouveau, Crockett
Dinner for two, Warehouse Café from Jacob and Ivana Domansky
Set of 4 die-cast collectible Chevy Classic cars, Doug’s Chevy Parts, El Sobrante
One-hour massage by Sharon Loveseth
Oakland Raiders photo montage from Pat Talasy (Port Costa's Postmaster)
Three postal teddy bears from Pat Talasy
2 tickets Oakland A’s vs. Anaheim, Sept. 8 from RGM and Associates, Concord
Breakfast for two at Valona Café from Niki Henry, Crockett
Ceramic "big mouth bass" by Tony Natsoulas from Epperson Gallery, Crockett
Nylon shell Chevy racing jacketfrom Doug’s Chevy Parts, El Sobrante
Gift bag & membership from East Bay Regional Park District
Classic cars T-shirt from Doug’s Chevy Parts, El Sobrante
Two flamed sweatshirts from the Crockett-Carquinez firefighters
Framed original fairy art ("Luna") by Aaron Cole. www.digitalcole.com
1:4 scale Dale Ernhardt NASCAR Winston Cup motor, limited collection collectable from Mel Kirchgessner of Allen-Simmons Heating and Sheet Metal, Fairfield
Handcrafted gourd purse by Patty Weller
One-hour massage from Bobbie Sanford at Healing Touch
Ceramic big-mouth bass by Tony Natsoulas donated by Epperson Gallery, Crockett
The Delta King in old town Sacramento
A portion of Kathleen Thomas’ "jewel box" quilt
"Flying A" six-pack cooler
Lily List models Wendy Addison's Glass-glitter Star Crown
A page from Veronica Crane's picturesque 2004 Port Costa calendar
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