Wild Wheels Weekend

Chamber car show, motorcycles in the limelight

About 30 cars, truck and motorcycles competed for Chamber of Commerce and

People's Choice awards at the Golden Valley Chamber of Commerce 3rd-annual Hwy 68 Custom and Classic Car Show on April 26.

The event also boasted local vendors and free hot dogs to entrants and spectators. TnT Sound provided Golden Oldies music from the 1950s and '60s, and door prizes included a three-day, two-night stay at the Avi Casino with Margarita basket, numerous gift certificates from local businesses, and an assortment of deluxe gift baskets.

"It turned out great," said organizer Jeri Feneis, owner of the Golden Valley Marketplace and Y-Knott Gifts Galore and More, where the car show took place. "We got off to a slow start with entry sign-ups, but we had a lot of late registrations. I'd have to say it was a very nice day and everyone had a great time."

Bob Taylor and Dorothy Remington, both of Golden Valley, with Taylor's 1949 Ford F1. The off-road racing truck won the 1992 World of Wheels competition in Phoenix.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bishop of Valle Vista won the People's Choice first prize with their 1946 custom Chevy. They are members of the Drifters and Arizona Car Nutz car clubs.

Chris and Darrell Morgan of Kingman relax in front of their 1956 two-door Chevy sedan. They said their son-in-law, Dennis DeVore of Harbor City, Calif., deserves credit for refurbishing the car.

Dustin Handel of Kingman polishes dust from his 1972 Dodge Adventurer truck. In the bed of the truck is the motorcycle that won Handel the award for that category. He is a member of the Route 66 Cruizers.

Gloria and Steve Paulin of Kingman pose with their 1986 Camaro. The car sports a 305 engine and trani-turbo with shift kit.

Cynthia Lew of Golden Valley with the 1930 Plymouth Coupe she and her husband, Carl Lew, entered. The car won the prize for the best vehicle under construction. The Lews are members of the Drifters and Route 66 Cruizers car clubs.

Taylor and Remington check under the hood of their 1949 Ford F1 off-road racing truck's 429, 500-hp engine and Rancho RS 900 shocks. The couple belong to the Old Farts' Old Fords car club.

Mike Thibodeaux of Golden Valley (left) poses with his 1930 Ford Coupe and his buddy, Bill Palmer of Bullhead City, with his 1931 Ford Model A two-door sedan. Both car buffs are members of the Thursday Nighters Car Club.

Winners line up for a photo and congratulations from other participants after receiving their prizes. The winners are: Bob Sordahl of Bullhead City with the trophy for best truck, a 1956 Ford pickup; Mike Thibodeaux of Golden Valley with the third-place trophy for his 1930 Ford Coupe; Bill Palmer of Bullhead City with the Golden Valley Chamber of Commerce award for his 1931 Ford Model A two-door sedan; Bob Taylor accepts Overall Earl's trophy for the most unusual vehicle, a "sail-driven" pickup truck; and Gary Bishop won the first-place trophy for his 1946 custom Chevy.

Motorcycles in the rear-view mirror were a common sight over the weekend.

All photos GVG/DONNA PEAIRS