Art at the Weaverville Car Show

Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:53 PM Edited: Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:10 PM

The Arts Council was Proud to be a pivotal Partner in the 4th Annual Historic Weaverville Car Show.

                  (More than 20 pieces of original art were created for the Car Show Auction.)

The 4th Annual Historic Weaverville Car Show and Show & Shine ,Friday and Saturday August 19 & 20th included many new attractions that drew visitors.  While attendance was down, die-hard participants from Eureka and Sparks Nevada braved construction on Hwy 299 bringing our total number of cars to 81.  The intimate park setting and feeling of comradery make this event a favorite among car enthusiasts.  The Clamper’s BBQ provides ample enticement to the events.  On Friday, O’Reilly’s  Auto Parts honored 2 cars with “Best of Show & Shine” awards.  The Poker Walk drew people to 7 businesses in hopes of garnering the winning cards.  The pot of $110 was split by Mike Bourg with a Full House as  “high hand” and Terry Griffith with the worst cards giving him the “low hand” and 55 bucks! 

Saturday’s Car Show was opened with a rousing chorus of the National Anthem by Emma Friar followed by the Boy Scouts performing the Color Guard ceremony.  Every year, the car show honors a historic site.  In honor of the Joss House, Paula Masterman shared a brief and interesting history.  Through-out the day, lucky winners were drawn for the Weaverville Chamber of Commerce Raffle that included more than 50 prizes including a Huge 16 drawer tool chest, Hand- made quilt, White Water Rafting excursion, Overnight at a B&B, Hopko Glass Art, and much more.   Raffle proceeds will be distributed to local organizations.  The Bloody Mary and Margarita Bar spiced up the day lubricating the bidding for the Trinity County Arts Council’s Live Art Auction.  Artists from Redding to Napa submitted 20 original pieces of art created from photographs of cars entered at the 2015 car show.   Once again, we were grateful for the playful and generous spirit of our community as they competed for ownership of these unique pieces of art. 

The Awards Ceremony began at 3pm, presided over by the Mistress of Ceremony, Rosie (what a doll !!!)  The Best In Show, Humbug Award was presented to Jerry and Roberta Stackhouse of Redding and their spectacular 1959 Chevrolet Impala.  A Good Time was had by all.


High Bid went to artist Jason Richards lovely be-jeweled piece set in 100 year-old barn wood. The radiator is solid silver, head lamps are rutilated quartz  and a star sapphire for the radiator cap.