2024 Show Winners

This year 30 local 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 to judge their assigned class.  Areas such as paint, body, engine, and interior just to name a few, and after the tabulations were finished, the following list is of those that were awarded.

Congratulations to our 2024 Winners

Open Street Rods through 1950
Best in Class – Bob Paterson, 1932 Ford Roadster

Closed Street Rods through 1934
Best in Class – Ray Cordeiro, 1934 Ford Coupe
Runner Up – Gary Dobbins, 1934 Ford Roadster

Closed Street Rods 1935 – 1950
Best in Class – Byron Beaver, 1937 Ford Tudor Sean Humpback
Runner Up – Bob Paterson, 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

Stock through 1960
Best in Class – Jack Sanford, 1940 Ford 4 Door Deluxe
Runner Up – Glenn Davis, 1951 Ford Victoria

Stock 1961 – 1966
Best in Class – Tom Jevens, 1965 Lincoln Continental
Runner Up – Bob Feitt, 1965, Shelby Cobra Mk IV

Stock 1967 – 1989
Best in Class – Bobby Toscan, 1967 Pontiac GTO

Modified/Custom through 1959
Best in Class – Larry Huber, 1956 Chevy Pick Up
Runner Up – Jim Perske, 1956 Ford Thunderbird

Modified/Custom 1960 – 1966
Best in Class – Blair Jennings, 1966 Ford Mustang
Runner Up – Jeff & Stacey Gourson, 1964 Pontiac GTO

Modified/Custom 1967 – 1989
Best in Class – Steve Harper, 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS
Runner Up – Randy Bittner, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Truck’s through 1950
Best in Class – Norm Owens, 1948 Chevy 5 Window

Truck’s 1951 – 1957
Best in Class – Richard Valencia, 1953 Chevrolet Pick Up
Runner Up – Ken Nirenberg, 1952 Dodge Pick Up

Truck’s 1958 – 1989
Best in Class – Connor Bortolazzo, 1968 Chevy C10 Pick Up

El Camino’s/Ranchero’s through 1989
Best in Class – John Fowler, 1966 Ford Ranchero

Camaro’s /Firebird’s through 1989
Best in Class – Mike Stickney, 1972 Camaro Z28
Runner Up – Ed Corral, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Corvette’s through 1989
Best in Class – Jim Bryden, 1958 Corvette C1
Runner Up – Tom Jordan, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Mustang’s through 1989
Best in Class – Richard Polacco, 1966 Ford Mustang
Runner Up – Bob Stockero, 1969 Ford Mustang

Tri-5 Chevy Modified/Custom
Best in Class – Bob Foote, 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Best in Class – Tim O’Hara, 1956 Chevy Bel Air
Runner Up – Tom Jordan, 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Euro/Asian through 1989
Best in Class – Tom Carlisle, 1972 Volvo 1800E
Runner Up – Robert Sandow, 1972 Honda AZ600

Mercury through 1989
Best in Class – Rob May, 1969 Mercury Cougar

Model A/Model T
Best in Class – Ed Firth, 1931 Ford Model A

New for this year, we asked all of the Best in Class winners from 2023, to return and they were placed in a special class just for them, Top of the Class from 2023.  This year Scott Ramsey and his 1966 Ford Bronco received the first “Top of the Class from 2023” Award.

Dark blue jeep with white hard top

For our “Classics with the Cardinals Bishop Driver Award”, this year Pam Finchum received the award.  Pam attended Bishop and drive her beautiful 1967 Brown Chevy Camaro on the field just as she drove it to school every day.


Orange sports car

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 review 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 were tasked with picking the fly s..t out of the pepper.  The 2024 Classics with the Cardinals Bishop Diego Alumni Best in Show was awarded to Steven Bernston from Goleta with his 1932 Ford Roadster.


Black roadster