Among the event's highlights were antique tractors, pickups, hot rods, vintage kit cars, metros, customized low riders, and Model A's and Model T's. The Albert G. Bello Antique Car Collection was also on display, featuring 15 vehicles. Gil Somerhalder brought in his 1950 Ford conversion, and Baldochhi farms brought down and showed their vintage tractors.
Groth Chevrolet brought in a brand new HHR, SSR and Super Sport for display. Old Fire Engine #1 rolled out to the delight of show-goers, and custom T-shirts emblazoned with the Fire Engine #1 image were hot items. Fire Station #94 drew many visitors during its day-long open house.
Over a hundred people stayed after dusk to watch Knightsen evolve from the open frontier to its present form with a drive-in style movie of Knightsen photos displayed on Jerry Sezar's Hot Rod Warehouse wall, and narrated by John A. Gonzales. The Liberty High School Band provided personal vendor service of hot dogs and sodas for the movie crowd.
Raffle tickets were another popular purchase. The winners of the raffle are as follows: The car was won by Gloria Flores of Antioch; the computer was won by Helen Ariza of Bethel Island; and the digital camera was won by Betty Smith of Knightsen. Paul Tamayo of Antioch won the battery charger; Brian Helmick of Oakley won the wakeboard; and other prizes were won by Janet Alexander, Marilyn Merry, Wayne Metz, Tammy Shatting, Arron Carpoff, Leslie Krummins, Tom Humphrey and Betty Smith (again).
It is very important to thank our sponsors, particularly major sponsors Groth Chevrolet, Ron Nunn Farms, Mission City Rebar, Inc., Tri Valley Screen Printing, and Delta Sport Boats. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Engine #1 event T-shirts, the association plans to order more and will be advertising for the benefit of those who did not get one.
Congratulations to the winners and most of all, thanks to the people who make up the special little Town of Knightsen.