Streets of Bakersfield Cruzin’ Shine Car Show

Streets of Bakersfield Cruzin’ Shine Car Show

We had a totally awesome time under the most perfect weather imaginable at the Streets of Bakersfield car show. Many thanks to David Kielty, Bill Dean, Larry Young, Richard Villanueva, Mitch Townsend, Virgil Miller, Dale Frye and Adrian Medina for the hard work of chalking and numbering the streets for the gorgeous cars being displayed. Corvettes of Bakersfield had 12 members show up in their Corvettes as well as other members bringing their other prized cars. Many friends were made and possibly new members for the club. In spite of three other car shows going on in town, we had a record 400+ cars registered at the Streets of Bakersfield show. Our charity of choice was the Wounded Heroes Fund among five other charities benefiting from the proceeds of this show. Plenty of vendors and entertainment was available and lots of food. This show gets better every year.

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Concours de’ Brunch of Corvettes

Concours de’ Brunch of Corvettes

Sunday, March 10 was a great day to have a Corvette car show and brunch at the Tower Bar and Grill on Truxtun Avenue. Under Puffy clouds and cool weather, 21 Corvettes gathered for our first “Concours De’ Brunch of Corvettes”. All the Corvettes were lined up with their hoods up to show off exquisitely detailed engine bays and special accessories. Each Corvette was judged on several criteria and three trophies were given out. First place was awarded to Jack and Yolanda Atkinson for their wildly modded C6; second place went to Gregg and Carol Brott for their elegant Z06 and third place went to Virgil and Kim Miller for their well preserved vintage 1954 Corvette.

The Tower Craft Bar and Grill was first established as the First Baptist Church in 1932. The steel reinforced structure survived a major earthquake in 1952 and has seen several different businesses and restaurants occupy it over the later years as well as concerts. It is registered in the U.S. Department of Interior National Register of Historic Places. The elegant bar and grill served a delicious lunch to all the COB members by friendly and helpful staff and a good time was had by all. For more photos of this event, click on our Flickr page.