15th Annual Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2019. Online registration is scheduled to open on Saturday June 1st. See the registration page for details. Vehicles are on display in downtown Solvang from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Car Show Commttee

Charity Raffle

Car Show Awards

Thank you for participating in the Wheels 'n Windmills Car Show. To see these pictures and many other car show entries check out the Photo Gallery.

Of course we’d like to hear about your experience at this year’s show, good or bad, to help us make next year’s show even better. Click here to tell us about your experience.

Click the tabs below to see the award winners in each section.

  • Special Awards
  • Stock Class
  • Modified Class
  • Special Interest
  • Merchant Awards
Mayor's Choice Gary Horn Memorial

John Braun, Bakersfield
1915 Ford Model T Center Door

Bo Nielson, Santa Maria
1952 Plymouth

Santa Ynez Community Aquatics Choice DJ's Choice

Alan Westwood, Buellton
1963 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe

Bob Serna, Riverside
1964 Chevy Chevelle

Ray McClelland Choice Santa Ynez Valley Alpha Pi's Choice

Greg & Kiki Hahs, Upland
1946 Chevy COE

Jon Stephen, Solvang
1956 Chevy 210 Del Rey

Zaca Center Preschool's Choice  

Randy Maskell, Burbank
1952 VW Split Window Bug

Best of the Best

Winners from the Stock and Modified 2016 classes competed in the two “Best of Best” classes

Best of the Best Stock

Jon Stephen, Solvang
1967 Chevy Malibu

Best of the Best Modified
Wayne Waldrip, Cayucos
1967 Chevy Camaro

Antiques & Pre-War To 1941 All Makes   1942-1959 All Makes (except 55-57 Chevy)
Stock Class
Brad Proffitt, Santa Barbara
1937 Ford Tudor
  Stock Class
Robert Pritchard, Los Angeles
1954 Oldsmobile S-88

1955-57 Chevy   1960-1967 GM (Excl. Class F)
Stock Class
Wayne & Pauline Biesecker, Ventura
1955 Chevy Bel Air Nomad
  Stock Class
Jon Stephen, Solvang
1967 Chevy Chevelle Wagon

1968-1980 GM (Excl. Class F)   1960-1967 Ford/Mopar/Other (Excl. Class F)
Stock Class
Russ Edwards, Somis
1970 Chevey Chevelle
  Stock Class
Rich Pescatore, San Luis Obispo
1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

1968-1980 Ford/Mopar/Other (Excl. Class F)   1964-1980 Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, Cuda, Firebird
Stock Class
Jim Bartlebaugh, Riverside
1970 Ford Super Cobra Jet Torino
  Stock Class
Cynthia Kennedy, Atascadero
1970 Dodge Challenger

Corvettes to 1980   Trucks to 1980

Stock Class
Kenneth Hower, Port Hueneme
1962 Chevy Corvette

  Stock Class
Patrick Caswell, Goleta
1950 Chevy Panel

El Camino, Ranchero to 1980   Sports Car (Foreign/Domestic) To 1980
Stock Class
John & Sherry Uber, Fillmore
1970 El Camino
  Stock Class
Colin Bedding, Santa Ynez
1955 Jaguar 140 MC

Motorcycles-Original/Unrestored to 1980    
Special Interest
Phil Honer, San Luis Obispo
1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane


T-Bucket/Hot Rod (Open) to 1948   Hot Rod (Coupe/Sedan) to 1932
Modified Class
Jimmy Thompson, Arroyo Grande
1930 Ford Cabriolet
  Modified Class
John Braun, Bakersfield
1915 Ford Model T Center Door

Hot Rod Coupe 1933-1948   Hot Rod Sedan 1933-1948
Modified Class
Doug & Sharon Mason, Santa Maria
1937 Ford 3-Window Coupe
  Modified Class
Steve & Debbie Kaney, Redlands
1937 Ford Slant Back

1949-59 All Makes (Except 55 -57 Chevy)   1960-1967 All Makes
Modified Class
Knute Grani, South Pasadena
1952 Henry J Coupe
  Modified Class
Michael Rugg, Arroyo Grande
1966 Chevy Chevelle SS 396

1968-1980 All Makes   1955 Chevy
Modified Class
Raylene Senke, Santa Barbara
1973 Mercury Capri
  Modified Class
Bob Foote, Santa Barbara
1955 Chevy Hardtop

1956 Chevy   1957 Chevy
Modified Class
Mark Butler, Simi Valley
1956 Chevy Bel Air
  Modified Class
Norman George, Sierra Madre
1957 Chevy Bel Air

Camaro, Challenger, Cuda, Firebird, Mustang to 1980   Corvette’s to 1980
Modified Class
Alfonso Gutierrez, Bell
1967 Ford Mustang
  Modified Class
Pamala Luning, Pismo Beach
1979 Chevy Corvette

Trucks to 1949   Trucks 1950-1980
Modified Class
Paul Hinkle, Clovis
1948 Thames Panel
  Modified Class
Don Rowley, Grover Beach
1959 Ford Pickup F-100

El Camino, Ranchero to 1980   Sports Car (Foreign/Domestic) to 1980
Modified Class
Ken Walker, Grover Beach
1967 Ford Ranchero
  Modified Class
Ira & Theresa Aboulafia, Simi Valley
1965 Ford Cobra

Motorcycles-Custom to 1980    
Special Interest
Mark Ludvigson, Lompoc
1975 Yamaha Champion 250

Pro Street   Woodies
Special Interest
Don Wagner, Clovis
1965 Chevy Chevelle
  Special Interest
Bill & Gina Stunkard, Orcutt
1937 Chevy Woodie

Rat Rods   Race Cars
Special Interest
Mitch Stewart, Santa Ynez
1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe
  Special Interest
Stu Hanssen, Santa Ynez
1951 Baldwin Roadster

Motorcycle with Side-car All makes All years   Military Vehicles
Special Interest
David Hamilton, Santa Barbara
2016 BMW Ruko
  Special Interest
Herman Pfauter, Santa Barbara
1942 Ford GPW (Jeep)

Big Brand Tires   Coast Valley Reality
Merchant Award
  Merchant Award

Family Eye Care   HM Technologies
Merchant Award
  Merchant Award

Image Associates   Mendenhall's Museum
Merchant Award
  Merchant Award

Pacific Valley Woodsmith   Quin-Trans
Merchant Award
  Merchant Award

Summit Interconnect   SYV Medical Association
Merchant Award
  Merchant Award

TTM Technologies    
Merchant Award

See these and the rest of the Car Show vehicles in the Photo Gallery.