Article and photo by Alex Colvin 5/24/15 — Best of Show Trophy for the Rex Club Days car show hosted by Mountain Cruisers car club of Burney on Saturday, May 23 was awarded to John Abacherli from Round Mountain for his 1928 Ford truck. Abacherli said the truck was the dream of his friend Tom Bush, who bought the truck from a winery in San Jose in 1983, but died in 2007 before he could finish the work. Abacherli bought the truck from Bush’s wife and finished the project.
Tom and Jana Abarcherli stand by their best of show 1928 Ford
This was the 23rd annual celebration of the Rex Club Days car show. Car clubs and individuals from across Northern California, including the Intermountain Area, Susanville, Redding, and Sonoma and Napa counties, participated. Many Intermountain businesses served as sponsors, and 70 classic vehicles were entered. The Early Ford Club of America from Napa and Sonoma had 20 cars in the show. Hundreds of local residents and tourists came to view the show.
Ron Conley, President of the Mountain Cruisers car club said that proceeds from the event go into a fund to support local charities including the Fall River Hospital, scholarships, Toys for Tots, the Burney library, and the community swimming pool.