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Photos and text by Eric Heinz

Hundreds of classic vehicles were on display on Sunday on Avenida Del Mar for the Annual Classic Car Show, hosted by the San Clemente Downtown Business Association. Some of the models at the show were some of the rarest of their kind. Collectors come each year to compete for the best in show and best of their decade, as well as trying to win the judge’s favor in a variety of categories.

2016 Car Show Winners

Mayor’s Pick: John Greenbank- ’56 Chevy Truck

Best of the ’20s: Bob Wells- ’28 Ford Roadster

Best of the ’30s: Jim Valente- ’38 TVCCP12

Best of the ’50s: Eric Matson- ’57 Cadillac

Best of the ’70s: Gordon Koran- ’70 Chevy Camero

Best Ford: Gary Rierson- ’65 Shelby Mustang

Best Chevy: Mike Adamson- ’67 Chevy Chevelle

Best Modified Truck: Ray Malzo- ’45 Ford Pickup

Best Special Interest: Rod Pick- ’54 Citroen Traction Avant

Best Corvette: Al Paer- ’67 Chevy

Best Woodie: Lonnie Laster- ’51 Ford Woodie

Best MOPAR: Stephen Ruiz- ’69 Dart GT

Best Closed Rod: Bobby Mitchell- ’30 Ford Coupe

Best Open Rod: Richard Block- ’35 Ford

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