2023 Show Winners

A little bit about the Judges, this year a group of 29 automotive and car enthusiasts took on the judging task.  Paired up in teams, with a class category that best fits their automotive knowledge set out on the field to judge their assigned class in specific areas.  Areas such as paint, body, engine, and interior just name a few.  After the tabulations were finished, the following list is of those that were awarded.



Open / Closed Street Rods through 1934
Runner Up – Ray Cordeiro, 1934 Ford Coupe
Best in Class – Dan Murphy, 1932 Ford Coupe

Closed Street Rods 1935 – 1950
Runner Up – John Rocha, 1941 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
Best in Class – Steven Bernston, 1940 Ford Station Wagon Woodie

Stock through 1960
Runner Up – Greg White, 1950 Studebaker Champion
Best in Class – Tom Rauch, 1956 Monarch Lucerne

Stock 1961 – 1966
Runner Up – Jeff Hanson, 1966 Chevrolet Corvair
Best in Class – Scott Hedrick, 1961 Nash Metropolitan

Stock 1967 – 1988
Runner Up – Matt Sicheri, 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
Best in Class – George Stark, 1967 Ford Fairlane GT

Modified / Custom through 1959
Runner Up – Danny Foster, 1940 Mercury Coupe
Best in Class – Gary Kollofski, 1955 Chevrolet 210

Modified / Custom 1960 – 1966
Runner Up – Jeff & Stacey Gourson, 1964 Pontiac GTO
Best in Class – Scott Ramsey, 1966 Ford Bronco

Modified / Custom 1967 – 1988
Runner Up – Steve Harper, 1969 Chevrolet Nova AA
Best in Class – Tony “Goose” Rivas, 1967 Chevy Nova

Trucks through 1950
Runner Up – Herman Pfauter, 1942 Ford Jeep
Best in Class – Dan Carter, 1941 Pick Up

Trucks 1951 – 1957
Runner Up – Rick & Debbie Swanson, 1957 Chevy 3100
Best in Class – Steven Carbajal, 1954 Chevrolet 3100

Trucks 1958 – 1988
Best in Class – Bruce Macedo, 1972 Chevy C-10

El Caminos & Rancheros through 1988
Runner Up – Brian Cordero, 1965 Ford Ranchero
Best in Class – Terry Collins, 1960 Chevy El Camino

Camaros & Firebirds through 1988
Runner Up – Bob & Silvia Morgan, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Best in Class – Jim Senke, 1968 Chevy Camaro

Corvettes through 1988
Runner Up – John Costales, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
Best in Class – John Cook, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette

Mustangs through 1988
Runner Up – Stan Tabler, 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500
Best in Class – Scott Fosnight, 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback

Cobras through 1988
Best in Class – Scott Ramsey, 1965 Shelby Cobra

Tri-5 Chevy Stock
Best in Class – David Borgatello, 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Tri-5 Chevy Modified / Custom
Runner Up – Kitty Cordeiro, 1957 Chevy 210
Best in Class – Jerry Fults, 1957 Chevy 210

Euro / Asian through 1988
Runner Up – Tom Carlisle, 1972 Volvo 1800E
Best in Class – Raylene Senke, 1973 Mercury Capri

The “Bishop Alumni Best in Show” Award was judged by two car enthusiasts and Bishop Alumnus that have great knowledge of the automobile.  These two individuals reviewed every car on the field before narrowing it down to a few contenders.  Going over those few contenders with a fine-tooth comb, comparing every detail and every inch of each vehicle, before selecting the vehicle to be known as “Best in Show”.  The best way to say it is that they are tasked with picking the fly s..t out of the pepper.  The 2023 Classics with the Cardinals Bishop Diego Alumni Best in Show was awarded to Kitty Cordeiro from Goleta and her 1957 Chevy 210.

This show was created with one purpose in mind, to support the athletic department at Bishop Diego.  While spending months preparing for the show it became clear that several of our local car enthusiasts were alumni, so this got us thinking, is there a person who is still driving the vehicle that they drove to school.  There was, and the “Classics with the Cardinals Bishop Driver Award” was created.  This award went to Ed Batastini from Santa Ynez, who drove his 1950 Chevy Pickup to Bishop during his junior and senior year and continues to drive it today.