Winners of the 2013 Big City Rod Run in Sierra City, CA

Sierra City rolled out the welcome mat and the hearty Hot Rodders were out for this years 6TH Annual Big City Rod Run. Rain and shine, games and great food, a good time was had by all.

We are very appreciative of the Sierra County businesses that sponsored the 42 awards listed below and to all who gave to the donation drawing.

Our coveted, one of a kind, Best of Show award was again artfully created by Dan Marovich who presented the award to the grateful Pettigrew’s.

A HUGE THANK YOU to our volunteers who made everything run so smoothly, even in the face of a storm. To Lola Haddox, Sandy Blake and Sharon Dobija who have many talents that they bring to this event. To Tom Tomlinson, our wonderful announcer and music man, and to Brad Blake and Donnie Pratt for all their set up help.

Highwaymen Norcal “Best of Show”
Gary & Nancy Pettigrew of Carmichael, CA.
Beautiful Green 1951 Woody

Big Springs Gardens ” Flower of the Lot”
Ron & Shirley Bueno from Livermore, CA.
1938 Chevy Orange & Cream “Dreamcicle”

Sierra City Town Tramps “Best Back Seat”
Gary Williamson of Lakeport. CA.
1940 Studebaker Cream & Burgandy

Snowbusters “Peddle to the Metal”
Len & Joyce Mane of Petaluma
1967 Chevy Camero

Downieville Grocery “A Prospectors Pick”
Jay & Adrian Miller of Sparks, NV.
1966 Chevelle

Terry the Trashman “A Recylable Relic
Paul & Kelly MacNeil of Auburn, CA.
1932 Yellow Ford Sedan

Grubstake Saloon ” All That and a Cherry Coke”
Mike Williams from Sacramento, CA.
1956 Mercury

Sierra Skies RV Park “Best Trailer Queen”
John & Princess Di Lunetta of Santa Clara
1982 Pioneer Jet Boat w/ Big Block Ford

Bassett’s Station “Best Paint”
Ron Bonta of Portola
1957 Chevy Wagon

Sierra City Yacht Club “Best Drag Queen”
Scott & Tammy Gibson of Sacramento
1978 Daytona Eliminator

California HWY Patrol “Best Get-Away Car”
Jimmy Nye of Citrus Heights
1933 Chevy 3 window Coupe

Tom’s Snowmobile “ Best Sled”
Bud & Nancy Clark of Cool, CA.
1951 Beautiful Red Mercury Coupe

The Sierra Prospect “Front Page News”
Richard and Vera Blankenbiller of Sierra City
1981 Silver Vette

Big Mountain Mining Supply “Gold Digger Special”
Dan Escovedo from Auburn
1937 Chevy Coupe

Serra County Youth “Future Hot Rodders Pick”
Dan & Jessie Marovich of Sierra City

Sierra Booster “Hal’s Blast from the Past”
Paul & Sharon Dobija of Sierra City
1940 Chevy Green Truck

Sierra Arts Council “Jewel of a Jalopy”
Scott & Sydnie Hergerton of Cool
1946 Dodge 2DR Sedan

Sierra City Fire Dept. “Just a Hunk of Burnin’ Love”
Johnny & Sharon Miller of Folsom, CA.
1957 Chevy

Sierra County Sheriff Dept “Most Likely to be Impounded”
Ron & Shirley Bueno of Livermore, CA.
1938 Chevy 2dr Sedan

La Concina De Oro “Nacho Mama’s Car”
Bud & Nancy Clark of Cool, CA.
1951 Mercury Coupe

Fox Parlor “One Foxy Ride”
Kris Welsh of Folsom, CA.
1952 Chevy Convertible

Sierra City Methodist Church “One Righteous Ride”
Gary & Nancy Pettigrew of Carmichael
1951 Ford Woody

Sierra Motors ”Off The Hook”
Randy & Althea Meaker of Sparks
1968 Chevy Pick-Up

The Red Moose “Best Gasser”
Richard Smith from Roseville,
1949 Black Willys

Mountain Creek Restaurant “Best Chrome”
Mike Williams of Sacramento
1956 Mercury

Old Schoolhouse Vacation Home “Best After School Cruiser”
John & Nancy Murray from Grass Valley
1967 Blue Chevy El Camino

Sierra Country Store “Best Window for Drive-by Mooning”
Gary & Nancy Pettigrew of Carmichael
1951 Ford Woody

Herrington’s Sierra Pines Resort “A Class Act”
Gary Williamson of Lakeport, CA.
1940 Studebaker Commander

Carriage House “Park It Here”
Jimmy & Denise Blake of New Castle
1940 Hawaiian Orchid Purple Ford Coupe

Tom Edgman “Photographer’s Pick”
Don & Jai Baker of Auburn
Black Willys Sedan

Old Sierra City Hotel “Saturday Afternoon Drinking Club Pick”
Paul & Kelly MacNeil from Auburn
1932 Yellow Ford Sedan

Kokanee Kabins “Sweeter n’ Bear Meat”
Richard Sizes from Orangevale
1949 Chevy Convertible

High Country Inn “She Can Fly”
Scott Gibson of Sacramento
1978 Eliminater Jet Boat

Buttes Resort “She’s a Real Butte”
Brad & Janet Blake from El Dorado
1966 Silver Chevy 4 X 4

R. R. Lewis Small Water Co. “Small But Mighty”
Bob & Joan Quin of Sierra City
1926 Ford Bucket “T”

My Sisters Cottage ”This Ones for the Girls”
Goose Helrich of Sparks, NV.
1933 Raspberry Pink Chevy Master Coupe

Riverside Inn “Room For Two”
George R. & Bea Henke of Napa
1955 Austin Healey

Sardine Lake Resort “Best Catch of the Year”
Allen & Jeanne McCloud of Manhattan, NV.
1947 Chevy Fleetmaster

Mountain Messenger “Bad News”
Bob & Joan Quin from Sierra City
1926 Ford Bucket “T”

Sorraccos Saloon “Best Trunk to Stuff a Body In”
Bob & Sharon Patterson from Camptonville
1947 Plymouth Club Coupe

Darby Hayes Photography “Most Photogenic”
Darby & Cheryl had a hard time choosing just one so there was a tie: Both received a matted photo of their winning car.

Jimmy Nye from Citrus Heights with his
Black with flames 1933 Chevy 3-window

Paul & Kelly MacNeil from Auburn with their
Yellow with flames 1932 Ford Sedan

With Sincere Thanks, Larry & Kathy Breed

The Original Big City Rod Run & Car Party

Winners of the 2011 Big City Rod Run in Sierra City, CA

Local businesses sponsored the following awards:

Sorraccos Saloon, Best Trunk To Stuff a Body In
John & Nancy Murray, Grass Valley
1968 Pontiac Firebird
Tom’s Snowmobile, Best Sled
Ron & Betty Vicari, Carmichael
1932 Ford Vicky
The Buttes Resort, She’s a Real “Butte”
Gene & Mida Sorensen, Cameron Park
1955 Chevy Bel Air
Sierra Country Store, Best Window For Pressed Ham
Doyle & Judy Frazier, Graeagle
1955 International Pick-Up
Herrington’s Resort, A Class Act
Rusty & Liz Dodson, Quincy
1958 Corvette
The Red Moose, Best Gasser
Brad & Janet Blake, El Dorado
1948 English Ford Anglia
Mountain Creek Resort, Best Chrome
Jeff & Connie Litz, Portola
1933 Chevy Coupe
Town Tramps, Best Back Seat
Robert & Annette Karle, Folsom
1939 Chevy Master Deluxe
Sierra Skies RV Park, Best Trailer Queen
Lee & Joyce Mane, Petaluma
1967 Camero
Sierra County Sheriff, Best Get Away Car
Doug Painter, Grass Valley
1972 Pontiac Lemans
CHP, Red Light Runner
Richard & Vera Blankenbiller, Sierra City
1982 Corvette
Sardine Lake Resort, Best Catch of the Year
John & Michelle Metaxas, Folsom
2007 Calloway
My Sisters Cottage, This Ones For the Girls
Bud & Nancy Clark, Cool
1951 Mercury Coupe
Gallows Pizza, Best Hung
Jay Miller, Sparks NV
1966 Chevelle
Sierra City Fire Dept, Just a Hunk of Burnin Love
Dennis Stinnett, Sacramento
1970 Chevy Pick-up
Old Schoolhouse Gallery, Best After School Cruiser
Ian Burkhead, Quincy
1930 Ford Coupe
Mountain Messenger, Bad News
Dallas Colbert, Elk Grove
1949 Ford F1 Pick-up
Old Sierra City Hotel , Saturday Afternoon Drinking Club Pick
Tom & Liz Coleman, Gridley
1968 Camero
Bassett’s Station, Best Paint
Jim & Denise Blake, Newcastle
1940 Ford
Riverside Inn, Just Room for Two
Goose & Phylis Helrich
1933 Chevy Coupe
Downieville Outfitters, Best Moon Shiners
Ron & Delia Bonta, Portola
1934 Chevy
High Country Inn, She Can Fly
Weezie Cox, Sierra City/ Sparks
1963 Split Window Corvette Fuelie
Sierra Motors, On the Road Again
Buck Yeager, Reno
1932 Ford Roadster
The Lure, The One That Got Away
Gene Sobrero, Clio
1940 Ford
La Cocina De Oro, Nacho Mamas Car
Dale Cox, Sierra City/Sparks
1963 Split Window Corvette Fuelie
49 Wines, Gold Digger
Al & Mary Lou Reichmuth, Auburn
1934 Ford Sedan
Fox Parlor, Foxiest Ride
Ken Muir, Cromberg
1958 Corvette
Sierra County Prospect, Front Page News
Curt McBride, Portola
1962 Chevy Nova
Doug’s Pick, Best Mopar
Todd Aylward, Quincy
1934 Plymouth fuel injected Coupe
Big Springs Garden, The Flower of the Lot
Johnny & Sharron Miller, Folsom
1935 Chevy Master Coupe
Sierra Booster, Hal’s Blast from the Past
Bob & Beverly Kay, Forest Hill
1947 Lincoln Continental
Darby Hayes, Most  Photogenic
Brad & Janet Blake, El Dorado
1948 English Ford Anglia

A HUGE thanks to all of our sponsoring businesses and to the following individuals for all their hard work to make this show a success:
Lola Haddox
Kevin Rinker
Ron & Cheryl LaBrie
Tom & Susan Tomlinson
Denise & Robbie Brown
Della Brooks
Mary Ervin
Dan Cross
BK Powder Coating, Inc. of Grass Valley
Mike Rice, Budweiser
Our Photographers
Thomas Edgman
David Keyes
Gordy Bell
John Geiger, web design, photos, and hot rod vidoes
A surprised Dan Marovich, our custom Best of Show award maker and to Cassie Koch & Chris Strine who covered for us at the store so we could go play with cars.
It’s amazing to see what we can do when we all work together 🙂
Larry and Kathy Breed
Hosts of The Big City Rod Run
We hope to see everyone again next year!

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