Fred Stoke’s Ranch on Old Redwood Highway in Santa Rosa never fails to put on a show. The five acre spread easily consumes over 200 pre 1972 classics in all degrees of finish from race modified to survivor cars.
The event was managed by Corvettes of Sonoma County who volunteered to supervise entries and marshal the classics on display.
Some of my favorites included the Anderson family’s 816hp Shelby GT350 race car and his daughter’s Falcon race car. The Falcon was the 16 year-old’s project where she wrenched most of the major work. Now with her newly qualified driver’s license, she can drive it to shows!
GM classics were well represented in the wine country car show with the immaculate Chevrolet 1967 Firebird 400 convertible complete with the tacho set in the hood.
The weatherproof tachometer is set in the hood so that the driver can easily check maximum revs while on the track.
The 1967 Pontiac Firebird by Fisher Body has to be on of the most pleasing classic car designs of the decade. The wheels are wider, but apart from that, this classic car is as it was in the showroom in 1967.
Wood rimmed steering wheel and eight track stereo. Feels like a flash back in time. The mirror disclaimer has a twist on modern day “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear”.
This particular Firebird 400 has perfect aligned quad pipes tucked neatly behind each wheel.
‘Fred Stokes’ Signal gas station was rescued from demolition in downtown Santa Rosa and forms a great accompaniment to any classic car show.
The C2 Corvette showing of the fiberglass curves and period simulated knockoff wheel hubs. Goodrich T/As set the theme of the era.
Modified? Yes … look at all that chrome! This ‘vette wears out a few polishing rags. Great show car.
The interior in perfect condition. Looks as if it was just delivered from the factory – but it’s a 52 year old car!!! Seeing this car alone made my entry to the All American Car day worth the $5 entry fee.
The six rear light was an aftermarket modification of the 1960s. This is an original 1965 single rear window. I’m told that some split window C2 Corvettes were modified and had the split bar removed to resemble the newer model. What’s your thoughts?