Canyon Lake Car Club

Next meeting: February 2, 2016 5:45pm @ the Lodge

Welcome to the Canyon Lake Car Club

Welcome to the

Canyon Lake Car Club.

Canyon Lake California is a small private community with a HUGE passion for classic cars, hot rods and trucks.  Our membership consist of both City and non-City residents who all enjoy the unique passion for classic automobiles.  Members are required to own one or more PRE 1973 automobile(s).  Visit our "about the club" page for more information..

Individual membership:$50

Family membership: $60

Download a Membership Application HERE

2019 Canyon Lake Car Show Registration form HERE

Please print and complete the application for membership.  Either mail to address listed on form or bring your application to our monthly Car Club meeting which occur on the first Thursday of each month at the Lodge Holiday Bay Room at 6pm

2019 Canyon Lake Car Show

14th Annual
Canyon Lake Car Show
is now available

OCTOBER 5, 2019

$30 includes per vehicle
Parking spot (rain or shine)
Show t-shirt
Commemorative dash magnet
Chance to win a trophy or award

2018 Canyon Lake Car Show

Canyon Lake Car Show 2018
October 6, 2018
at the Lodge

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Canyon Lake Car Show.   Our 13th annual show set new records with attendance and donations.  We even had a few special guest including father and son legendary car builders, Sam and Chip Foose.   Thanks to our sponsors, vendors, High Energy Sounds, the Progeria Research Foundation, The Canyon Lake POA, the City of Canyon Lake, the staff and volunteers of the Canyon Lake Car Show and of course, all the attendees.

2017 Car Show Results

The 2017 Canyon Lake Car Show

Trophy and award winners

Listed as:

Best of Class

Award of Excellence

Award of Excellence



Steve Pease                       1923 Ford T-Bucket

Harold Cole                        1923 Ford T-Bucket

Steve Del Castillo               1919 Ford Roadster



Ed Len                               1932 Ford Roadster

Leon Motte                         1932 Ford Coupe

Gary Loope                         1929 Ford Roadster



Dave & Debbie Odel            1948 Ford Woodie

Joe Morgan                         1940 Ford Sedan

Rob Weber                         1941 Willys Coupe



Robert Radcliffe                 1950 Ford Custom Delux

Greg Evans                        1950 Ford Tudor

Wayne Jackson                  1954 Mercury Monterey



Bill Fritz                           1964 Ford Ranchero

Roy Jolly                         1956 Mercury Montclair

Dave & Ann Keller             1956 Chevy Bel Air



Cory Miller                      1974 Ford F-100

Kim Coon                       1966 Ford Mustang

Ken Miller                       1968 Pontiac Le Mans


Canyon Lake Property Association

Robert Barchilloz               1969 Datsun

Dan Ingbretson                 1971 Ford Mustang


City of Canyon Lake

Larry Santoro                    1963 VW 23 Window Bus

Garrett Verhagen               1965 Ford Mustang


Best Engine Picked by Rick Hunt of Hunt Hot Rods

Robert Ochs                       1956 Ford F100


Best Interior Picked by George Torres of Armando’s Custom Upholstery

Fred Defalco                      1957 Chevy Nomad


Best Paint  Picked by Pat Helferich of Z-Best Paint

Paul Garcia                        1967 Chevy Camaro RS


President’s Choice  Picked by Joe Landin, Canyon Lake Car Club President

Mark Ducharm                 1929 Dodge 5 window coupe


Best of Show Picked by Gil Losi, 2016 Good Guys Custom Rod of the Year recipient

Mike Johnson                   1950 Olds Holiday Delux 88

2016 Canyon Lake Car Show recap

Canyon Lake Car Show was a complete success.  

Pictures and press:

Here are some of the highlights:

Canyon Lake Car Show Facebook Page:  LINK 

Award Winners:

1900 -1928                                          

Best in Class Marguerite Jongles   1928 Ford 4-door Phaeton

2nd Place Steve Pease 1923 Ford T-bucket                                                                   

1929 - 1936                                         

Best in Class Mike Augustine 1930 Ford Coupe Deluxe

2nd Place Bob McClelland 1936 Ford 4-door Standard                                                   

1937 - 1948                                         

Best in Class Don Bolton 1937 Buick 46C 

2nd Place Lionel Presiado 1937 Ford Tudor                                                                            

1949 - 1954                                         

Best in Class Jim Spurbeck 1950 Olds Sedan Deluxe

2nd Place Steve Ferreira 1953 Ford F-100

1955  -  1964

Best in Class Pete Ashlock 1956 Chevy Nomad

2nd Place Bill Ruffulo 1964 Studebaker Hawk                                                                  

1965 - 1972

Best in Class Ken Miller 1968 Pontiac Lemans Sport

2nd Place Megan Sullivan 1966 Chevy C10

POA Choice Motte’s 1958 Chevy Impala

POA Choice Rob Edmondson 1964 Corvette

City Choice Ray Hamblen 1937 Ford convertible

City Choice Eric Mattson 1957 Cadillac Brougham

Best Engine Mark Ducharm 1929 Dodge 5 window coupe Chosen by Bob Earleywine of Bob Earleywine Performance

Best Interior Vic Galindo 1953 Ford Customline Chosen by George Torres of Armando’s Custom Upholstery        

Best Paint Chris Walters 1967 Chevy Chevelle Malibu Chosen by Pat Helferich of Z-best Paint

Best of Show Ed Len 1932 Ford Roadster Chosen by Gil Losi          

Foose Pick Rick Estrin            1932 Ford Roaster Chosen by Sam Foose

Award sponsors; Complete Upholstery by SAM, American Material Company, Action Gas & Welding Supply, CLC & Associates, Temecula Valley Paint, Super Zingg’s Coldwell Banker, Sterling RV, Jan May of Coldwell Banker, Sutton Landscape, The Giardinelli Law Group, Perfection In Motion, and My Buddies Pizza.

We also thank the City of Canyon Lake, the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association, our sponsors, vendors, the Lodge staff, the POA Operaions Staff, the Friday Flyer, Progeria Research Foundation, Family Matters Club, the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, Canyon Lake Yaught Club and so many many more.

CLICK HERE for a 2017 registration form.

2016 Canyon Lake Car Show

2016 Canyon Lake
Car Show is OVER.
BUT you can register now for 2017
Saturday October 7, 2017
Same Place, same schedule and still only $25
Downlooad a 2017 registration form

New Committees

Thank you to the Car Club volunteers.

Phone Tree Committee
Anthony Ganci - Chairman
Ginny Ferris
Suzi Delia
Ken Whitney
* expect a phone call reminder about important Car Club events.

2011 Garage Tour

The 2011 Mystery Garage Tour was held on July 7th.
Over 100 Car Club members met at the Lodge unaware where they'd be heading.   As the crowd crew so did the excitement and at 6pm the directions to the first garage was handed out.   The group traveled to Russ and Pam Smith place for appetizers.  At 7pm we headed for dinner to the Mancave sponsored by Jim Ness and finally dessert at John and Babette Stubbs.

Check out the pictures because it's too hard to put this in to words.    Thanks to the three sponsoring garages for all their hard work, great food and drinks,  and beautiful garages.  Thank you for the members who participated in the record setting 50/50 Poker Run with a $200 pot.

Menifee Motor Madness

Sixteen Canyon Lakers participated in the the 3rd Annual Menifee Motor Madness May 14.   Two Club members, Pete Delia and Bob Cassietto, had their cards used for the show art work.   The started overcast and moist but cleared up around new when the live band hit the ON switch.


Cruisin' Grand Ave. Escondido opening night featured the Canyon Lake Car Club and guest of the Good Guys.    Our Car Club caravaned down at 3:30pm arriving just as planned parking on Broadway off Grand in reserved parking.

The following Club members attended this April 1 event:

Leo and Mimi, Perry and Donna, Karl and Ginny, Tracy and Chuck, Joe, Dick, Bill and Sherry, Howard and Kathy, Ernie and Becky, Dee and Anthony, Leonard, Art, John and Babette, (who'd I forget?)

I'm very proud to say the Club all pitched in and paid off the Cruisin' Grand judges to award my Falcon one of the five awards !!!

We continue to endorse this EVERY FRIDAY event from now until the end of September.   We highly suggest you check it out one of these Friday nights.

Adopt a Highway by the Car Club

The Canyon Lake Car Club Adopt-a-Highway Program called a SUCESSS!

21 Members at the Canyon Lake Market at 7am Saturday to walk the length of Railroad Canyon Road to pick up trash and litter.   Contributing to the beautification of our City by picking up trash, litter, bottles, cigarette butts and a few other strange items.    We found a tire tread, rear axle, golf balls, cantaloupe, and even a $1 bill.

Each volunteer received a safety vest, trash back and long reach pick up grabber.   For additional safety, a pickup truck followed each group.

It was amazing the volume of trash collected.

So as you drive down Railroad Canyon Road please not the cleanliness and thank the Car Club for helping make Canyon Lake a BIT OF PARADISE.

Hans wins BIG at the Hooters show

Club member Hans Wegg attended the Hooter's car show and WON with his super-black GTO.   Here's proof:

If you look hard you can see Han's GTO.  It's there, look hard.

If Hans is showing his Hooters then I will too.


Most of you know that I started as a nuclear electrician, moved on to a power plant high voltage electrician and now manager power plants.  I also had the honor being the Battery Petty Officer of maintaining all 126 lead acid batteries on board the USS Guardfish, a fast attack nuclear submarine.   Fast forward to the last few years here in Canyon Lake.  I've had the honor to meet our resident drag racing record holder Bob Earleywine and a few other drag racing fanatics (Randy Haapala, Jim Kipp and others) who have turned me on to the sport.   Put these two things together (batteries and drag racing) and you get this guy.... check out the video and you'll see what I mean.  (thanks Rett for the fascinating video).  

Obviously part of drag racing is the thundering mega horse power of the Top Fuels and Funny Cars but it's interesting to see the torque these little DC motors can put out.  Just watch and see....

Electric car drag racing

Take me Back to Rock and Roll

When did Rock'n Roll start?

Some people think it started in 1953 with Ike Turner's "My Rocket 88," or Big Joe Turner with "Honey, Hush" in 1953, or "Shake, Rattle and Roll" 1954. Personally, I believe it started with the premiere of the movie Blackboard Jungle in theaters across the country, in 1955. This movie featured the song "Rock Around the Clock" by "Bill Haley and his Comets," which helped to propell Rock and Roll as a musical genre. It was reported that teenagers jumped from their seats to dance to the song.

Here are some little videos that some of you ol' timers might enjoy.

Video1:   Take Me Back to the Sixties

Video2:   Growing Up in the Fifties

Video3:   Take Me Back to the Fifties

Video4:   Do You Remeber These

More videos like these can be found at Old Forty Fives (what ever a "forty five" is)

CLCC Quarterly Question Q4 2008

What is your favorite Canyon Lake Car Club event?

Each Quarter I will post a new question.  Share your thoughts.

See the results so far : SHOW RESULTS

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