Napa Valley Rod and Custom Show

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The first annual Napa Valley Rod and Custom Show was held May 29 - June 2, 1957 at Napa Fairgrounds in Napa, California. The show was sponsored by Napa Black Hawks Auto Club, and its purpose was to enable the many mechanical and styling enthusiasts of the various auto clubs to show off their craftsmanship and ideas of the ultimate in car design.


Napa Valley Rod and Custom Show 1957

The first annual Napa Valley Rod and Custom Show was held May 29 - June 2, 1957 at Napa Fairgrounds in Napa, California.


Cars Attending:
Semi Custom Coupe - Series 100:
Robert Smith's 1950 Ford Coupe
Richard McArdle's 1950 Chevrolet Coupe
Carl Bunch's 1950 Oldsmobile Coupe
Ray Alpeter's 1956 Ford Consul
Cliff Nally's 1954 Plymouth Coupe
Atland Erickson's 1953 Ford
John Olsen's 1949 Ford Tudor
Richard Bartoni's 1951 Mercury
Al Bortisser's 1957 Chevrolet
Salvadore LaRue's 1950 Chevrolet Coupe - The Black Panther


Semi Custom Hard Top - Series 100A:
Ed Russell's 1952 Mercury
Elia Kearney Jr's 1953 Oldsmobile
Pete Paulsen's 1957 Ford
Tim Mahony's 1956 Oldsmobile


Semi Custom Sedan - Series 200:
Winnie Northrop's 1939 Hupmobile
Al Neblett's 1956 Oldsmobile


49 -57 Full Custom Convertible - Series 200-A
Pete Millino's 1950 Ford Convertible
Harry Costa's 1941 Ford
Joan Vander Kamp's 1950 Ford


49 - 57 Semi Custom Pickup - Series 300
Clyde Uffelman's 1955 Ford Pickup
Joseph M. Brown's 1954 Oldsmobile Pickup
Gene Lcardi's 1955 Chevrolet Pickup


Street Rodsters - Series 300-A
Shelly Fieneberg's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster
Bill Moore's 1932 Ford Roadster
W. L. Scott's 1925 Ford Model T Roadster


Dragster - Series 400
Otto Sichel and Ron Mallory's 1948 Mercury


39 - 48 Custom Street Coupe - Series 400-A
Harvey Cross' 1947 Ford Business Coupe
John Stofle's 1940 Ford Coupe


Competition Roadster - Series 500
Lily' Auto Club's 1929 Ford Roadster
San Mateo Pacers' 1927 Ford Roadster - Reclus and Needles


Competition Coupe - Series 500-A
Larry L. Lloyd's 1932 Ford
Drennan, Donner and Korntvedt's 1933 Ford


Rod Coupe - Series 600
Buzz Silva's 1926 Ford Model T
John Lane's 1924 Ford Model T


32 - 36 Street Coupe - Series 600-A
Frank J. Costa's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Jim Davis' 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Andy Brizio's 1934 Ford Coupe
Bob Accosta's 1933 Ford 2-Door Sedan


39 - 48 Full Custom Sedan - Series 700
Dave Cunningham's 1940 Ford
Tom Hocker's 1940 Ford Coupe


32 - 48 Rod Pickup - Series 700-A
Lou Bortelli's 1937 Ford Pickup
Jim McLennan's 1934 Ford Pickup
Clyde Hind's Roadster Pikup


Sports Car - Series 800
Lyle Schibe's 1949 Riley Tourer
Jerry Anolik's 1955 Ford Thunderbird


Special - Series 800-A
Joe Botti's 1955 Ford Pickup
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Pickup - The Kopper Kart



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