Lakeside NAPA in Tahoe hosted a car show and customer appreciation day on May 31. More than 20 classic vehicles were showcased. Locals, including Charlie Struve from Struve Automotive with his 1956 Ford T-Bird; Rick Taylor of South Y Fireplace with his 1937 Packard; Ryan Feliciano of South Side Auto Body with his 1964 Chevy Chevelle; and Bob Lopez, a local retired fireman with his 1934 Ford Pick-up and 1940 Ford Woody, all made the show a success.
“Locals serving locals” was an appropriate motto for the event. Lakeside gives any classic car enthusiast the opportunity to bring out a cruising ride for the community to admire.
“Everyone had to come together to make this happen,” said Bob Pederson, owner of Lakeside NAPA Auto Parts.
A group of corporate NAPA Auto Parts members came out to judge the Best of Show contest for all the vehicles there. This year, Gert Lehman of South Tahoe Refuse took the prize with his 1939 Chevy sedan, a shiny, two-tone, silver and burgundy car.