Hot rods converged in Siskiyou County over the weekend at two shows: one in Dunsmuir and the other in McCloud.

Hot rods converged in Siskiyou County over the weekend at two shows: one in Dunsmuir and the other in McCloud.

Over 40 cars, hot rods and classics, rolled into Dunsmuir this past Saturday." Parking at Burger Barn and overflowing into the US Bank parking lot, members of the Nor-Cal Road Knights sponsored the event. Joining in were members of the Shasta Classics.

Both Redding clubs brought beautiful cars to Dunsmuir. Locals and visitors alike reveled in the meticulous detail of each restored car, according to information provided by Sandy Raine.

Connie Stierli’s ’29 Phaeton was a 70th birthday gift from her husband Mike.

Harry Johnson’s 1930 Ford Roadster was just a pile of metal when pulled out of a creek bed years ago. His wife LaDonna told him to “get rid of it or put it together.” And that he did for their 40th wedding anniversary.

Awards in three categories were given:

Best of Show – 1955 Chevrolet owned by Randy and Linda Beaubier. Presented by Arlis Steele.

Fire Chief’s Pick – 1928 Ford Phaeton owned by Connie Stierli. Presented by Rick Galassi.

Sheriff’s Pick – 1930 Ford Roadster owned by Harry Johnson. Presented by Sgt. Chris Rees.

The event included a downtown Poker Walk. High hand was won by Randy Beaubier with three kings.

Prizes were given to many local merchants and restaurants in town including Dunsmuir Hardware, McGuire’s Restaurant, Pizza Factory, Thriftway Foods, RavenZCall Coffee, Shasta Forest Sweets and Things, SAM, DBW, and Burger Barn.

Both clubs want to return again saying, “This was such a well-organized event, we can’t wait to come back to Dunsmuir.”

The Volcano Road Run is put on in McCloud by the Golden Valley Street Rodders from Redding, who meet in McCloud each year for a classic car show and a poker run. Club president Bob Neihart says, “This year there were 47 cars that showed up for this event.”

“This is the only show we put on each year, said club member Linda Aubuchon. “We have been coming up here for about eight years. We use to go to Anderson River Park, but we like it so much better in McCloud. People come from all over for this show. This year we have people from Oregon, Nevada and Washington. The cars are from the 1920s to 1969. We block off the main street in McCloud on Saturday after the poker run for the show. Our club members make the trophies and are the judges.

Aubuchon said there are many different categories for the show and about 20 trophies are given out.

“It is very fun and the public is invited to come and see,” said Aubuchon. “We always have it the weekend after the Fourth of July.”

Participants stay at RV Dance park and have a potluck and a poker walk there.

Those interested in the club or next year’s can go to www.gvsr.com or call (530) 921-2023.

“This is our fifth year we have come up here,” said Lynn Sunnell, from Bend, Ore. “We always have fun, but we notice that the stores close early in town. We would like the stores to stay open longer so we can spend more money.”