Today I visited Stokes Ranch in Santa Rosa, where the 2018 Pacific Coast Gas Bash was hosted. I couldn’t help breaking away from the swap meet and strolling around the grounds for a few minutes.
Fred Stokes hosts various clubs and swap meets throughout the year, and also restores his own vehicles. The collection of old buildings including a complete gas station, chapel, firehouse and even a complete general store, almost resembles a small town.
The venue is only open for special events, and Fred asks for privacy, so don’t drop in expecting to be shown around without notice.
Fred Stokes has a complete restoration workshop at his ranch near Windsor. It’s not open to the public, and access is only by invitation.