John Force Holiday Car Show #14 Dec. 4, 2011

John Force Holiday Car Show #14 Dec. 4, 2011


Yorba Linda, CA
Dec 4, ‘11
Story and Photographs by
Roger Rohrdanz

Roger Rohrdanza



After a brisk early morning, the day was warmer and more comfortable.  The number of cars that showed up was in the 800’s.  By 11:00 the spectators had swelled to well over 10,000!  For many years this was been THE most popular Christmas show for hot rodders in So Cal.  Cars came from as far away as northern California, Arizona, & Colorado.  Every type of classic vehicle was represented including, landspeed cars, drag racers, dirt track racers, custom cars, street rods, muscle cars, custom pickups, exotics, and vintage trailers.  Some of the notable people on-hand were John Force, Ashley Force Hood, Brittany, Courtney, Funny Car driver Robert Hight, Funny Car pilot “Fast” Jack Beckman, Mike Neff, George Barris, Genevieve Chappell, Linda Vaughn, and Tom McEwen, to name just a few.  2 bands and Elvis entertained all day.

As the Show draws to a close, we marvel at all the toys donated to the CHP “ChiPs for Kids” toy drive.  The “Kenny Duncan Award” is presented, at this show, to an individual or group that goes beyond the car show world to help in a charitable way.  This years recipient, was Matt Tachdjian, his widow and son accepted.  The 50+ award winning cars were announced in front of the spectators, and everyone was on the way home by 4:30.

Thanks for the Show!



The owners are Mellisa & Jeff Powell of Yorba Linda, CA.Owner Bill Pratt from Bishop, CA. is running a potent small block Ford.’69 Chevy Camaro RS and leaves everyone in the dust.His widow and son accepted the “Kenny Duncan Award”then change to another pose.