Lakeside NAPA hosts car show, customer appreciation day |

Lakeside NAPA hosts car show, customer appreciation day

Ryan Johnson

“Locals serving locals” is an important motto in this town, and Lakeside NAPA Auto Parts makes an effort to do its part each year with its annual Classic Car Show and Customer Appreciation Day.

With the event, Lakeside gives any classic car enthusiast the opportunity to bring out a cruising ride for the community to admire.

This year, more than 20 classic vehicles were showcased at the May 31 event. Locals, including Charlie Struve from Struve Automotive, who brought out his 1956 Ford T-Bird; the 1937 Packard from Rick Taylor of South Y Fireplace; Ryan Feliciano of South Side Auto Body with his 1964 Chevy Chevelle; and Bob Lopez, a local retired fireman with his 1934 Ford Pick-up and 1940 Ford Woody, all made the show a success.

“Everyone had to come together to make this happen,” said Bob Pederson, owner of Lakeside NAPA Auto Parts. “All the classic car owners who brought out their vehicles, Steve Dunn and Tim Sizemore for cooking, George Alm announcing the prize giveaways, John Spinola for the use of his PA system and the community for coming out.”

A group of corporate NAPA Auto Parts members came out to judge the Best of Show contest for all the vehicles there. This year, Gert Lehman of South Tahoe Refuse took the prize with his 1939 Chevy sedan, a shiny, two-tone, silver and burgundy car.

There was also a barbecue and multiple raffles and giveaways, including NAPA Auto Parts cooking sauces and remote control racers.

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