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2011 John Force Holiday Car Show

15th annual

John Force Holiday Car Show
Benefiting “CHiP’s For Kids” Toy Drive

Sunday, December 2, 2012
John Force RaceStation
22722 Old Canal Road

Yorba Linda, CA 92887

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YORBA LINDA, CA (December 5, 2011) --- A day after the 14th annual John Force Racing Holiday Car Show the staff at the West Coast JFR HQ is still recovering from what many long-time employees consider the biggest and most well attended holiday car show ever. Fans began arriving at the home of the 17-time championship NHRA Funny Car headquarters and museum at 7:30 a.m. even though the event wasn’t scheduled to open to the public until 10 a.m. and crowds mingled long after the 4 p.m. closing time. Crowd estimates by local media exceeded 25,000 and the number of toys donated is expected to come close to 10,000 items for the California Highway Patrol “CHiPS For Kids” Toy Drive.

“We had a great weather and thousands of people turned out to support kids in need throughout Orange County and Southern California. It was an awesome, awesome day,” said Craig Hoelzel, Special Events Director for John Force Racing.

“I can’t thank the car club guys enough for bringing out their cars and trucks plus I have to thank all the Yorba Linda police officers who helped us with traffic and crowd management. I don’t think I have ever seen a bigger pile of toys in all my years of being a part of the Holiday Car Show.”

This year’s Holiday Car Show featured two Batmobiles, numerous land speed racers, a 2006 Bugatti Veyron valued at almost $2 million and nearly 1,000 cars and trucks from area collectors and hobbyists. The featured cars of the show were Pontiacs and Hoelzel thought the car owners really did a great job of representing that era of classic hot rods well.

In the middle of the event the autograph session was the main highlight and all the JFR drivers including 15-time Funny Car champion John Force along with Robert Hight, Mike Neff, Ashley Force Hood, Brittany Force and Courtney Force signed for over two hours alongside NHRA Funny Car racer Jack Beckman, NHRA Legends Tom “Mongoose” McEwen and Linda Vaughn. ***

The pile of toys continued to grow throughout the day at the John Force Racing Holiday Car show.

Fans enjoyed walking through nearly 1,000 pristine cars, trucks and hot rods

Mike Neff, Ashley Force Hood, and Robert Hight pose with one of the remote controlled trucks donated by Dallas-based Traxxas, the fastest name in radio control.

John Force Holiday Car Show 2011 - TOP 50 - BEST OF SHOW
Entry #   Vehicle Description   First Name   Last Name   City State
127   57 Oldsmobile Starfire 98   John   Gilson   Huntington Beach CA
137   65 Pontiac Lemans Convertible   Tom   Rubinate   Yorba Linda CA
139   60 Pontiac Bonneville   Butch   DeBie   Chino CA
171   59 Chevy El Camino   Ray   Astamendi   Burbank CA
174   53 Gilmore Car Hauler   Joe & Diane   Chandlee   Torrance CA
192   65 Chevy Impala SS   Jeff & Sheila   Hess   Woodland Hills CA
212   39 Ford COE   Joe     Gonzalez   Canyon Country CA
228   73 Pantera DeTomaso Pantera   Cordon   Cheshelski   Yorba Linda CA
244   70 Porsche 911   Daniel    Reese   Fullerton CA
246   52 Chevy Bel Air   Ruben   Araujo   Westlake Village CA
256   60 Dodge Power Wagon   Randy   Palmer   Newport Beach CA
262   52 Ford F-1 PU   Jim   Welch   Santa Ana CA
290   69 Chevy Camaro   Todd   Heimerl   Yorba Linda CA
301   54 Chevy Bel Air Convertible   Barry   Penn   Carlsbad CA
304   57 Chevy PU   Will   Haigh   Thousand Oaks CA
305   54 Chevy COE   Jason   Avery   Simi Valley CA
309   62 Chevy Impala   Albert    Pilpil   Oxnard CA
312   63 Chevy Corvette   Harry   Rieger   Yorba Linda CA
331   55 Chevy 210   Mike   Toberman   Anaheim CA
381   67 Ford Mustang   Mike   Solis   Santa Clara CA
392   65 Ford Ranchero   Lee   Schulz   R. Cucamonga CA
393   57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible   Daniel    Payne   Yorba Linda CA
408   41 Willys Pro Street   Bob   Hewitt   Corona CA
412   69 Chevy CST PU   Gary   Kinion   Garden Grove CA
454   39 Ford PU   Robert   Harris   Carlsbad CA
484   50 Ford Coupe   Roger   Rohrdanz   Huntington Beach CA
485   48 Ford Convertible   Charlie   Tachdjian   Pomona CA
491   32 Ford Roadster   Kugel   Komponents La Habra CA
510   48 Plymouth Business Coupe   Gary   Lindsley   Chino Hills CA
538   48 Ford Woodie   Tom   Garrett   Chino CA
557   56 Chevy Stationwagon   Doug   Weber   Murrieta CA
572   57 Ford Thunderbird   Jeff   Seidner   Sierra Madre CA
590   62 Mercedes 300SL Roadster   Gerald   Barnes   Anaheim Hills CA
609   69 VW PU   Mark   Stibbie   Lakewood CA
622   32 Ford Roadster PU   Cole   Tachdjian   Orange CA
637   66 Chevy II Nova   David   Baker   San Diego CA
683   55 Chevy     Joe   Albert   El Monte CA
712   56 Ford F100   Travis   Noack   Fullerton CA
730   51 Mercury Custom   Chris   Schneer   Costa Mesa CA
742   58 Chevy Impala   Shawn   Garland   Placentia CA
745   66 Plymouth Barracuda   Chris   Parmelee   Chino Hills CA
754   72 Plymouth Duster   Chop,Cut Rebuild   Orange CA
917   51 Mercury     Cisco   Farlas   Mission Viejo CA
919   37 Ford Coupe   Ryan   Reed   Corona CA
937   65 Chevy Wagon   Pat   Nance   Fountain Valley CA
946   55 Cadillac   Fred   Scurcia   Capistrano Beach CA
952   62 Chevy Bel Air   Phil    Sicari   Juniper Hills CA
962   65 Ford Falcon Woody   Tom   Harris   Upland CA
971   55 Chevy   DeJuan   Taylor   Altadena CA
984   58 BMW Isetta   David   Raab   Tustin CA

    Special Awards              
    Promoter's Choice - Pontiac              
443   69 Pontiac Trans Am   Doug   Van Affelen   Huntington Beach CA
605   66 Pontiac GTO Tiger Racecar   Dave   Anderson   Long Beach CA
    Promoter's Choice              
380   63 Chevy Nova Gasser   John   Strangl   Temecula CA
701   49 Ahrens Fire Engine   Melissa & Jeff   Powell   Yorba Linda CA
    Santa's Choice              
657   47 Ford COE Car Hauler   Al   Meyling   San Juan Capistrano CA
    Best Interior              
942   11 Ford Explorer   Revo   Reeves   Westminster CA
    Best Engine              
574   41 Willys Coupe   David   Traitel   Reno NV
    Best Paint              
393   57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible   Daniel    Payne   Yorba Linda CA
    Best Racecar              
714   36 Beer Ster - Great Race Car   Pee Wee    Thomas   Garden Grove CA
    Best Convertible              
731   60 Ford Sunliner   Gil   Losi   Murrieta CA
    Most Unique Vehicle              
231   64 Amphicar 770   Edwin   Howard   Villa Park CA

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