Anza Country Car Show seeks entries

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The Anza Country Car Show seeks entries for the Saturday, April 18, community event. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

The Anza Country Car Show seeks automotive entries for their community event Saturday, April 18, sponsored by the Anza Civic Improvement League, at Minor Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owners of cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles and other specialty vehicles are encouraged to sign up.

There will be trophy categories for cars, trucks, hot rods, street rods, antiques, tractors, off road machines and a new category for the best in-progress project vehicle.

Trophies will include unique hand-crafted prizes created with auto parts and assembled by organizer Gary Worobec.

Car owner registration has already started, and the show promises to be a packed and exciting event, organizers said.

“I am considering entering my project car – a 1975 Ford Ranchero,” Jeff Miller said. “It’s getting a new engine and is a pretty cool car.”

Besides vehicles, the show will feature the Anza 500 Pinewood Derby for children, a corn hole tournament, a cakewalk, raffles, a beer garden, food vendors and live music.

ACIL secretary Debbi Vesey said that sponsor and vendor participation has been outstanding.

This year, the displayed vehicles will be located along both sides of Contreras Road with events, vendors and food stands located within the adjacent Minor Park. Persons interested in entering a vehicle in the show can download an entry form from the Anza Country Car Show 2020 Facebook page at, send an email to or pick up an entry from Lorraine’s Pet Supply, Napa Auto Parts in Anza or Idyllwild and at Mr. Happy’s Mercantile.

Vendor applications are available by emailing Debbi Vesey at

Anza Gas, Valley Auto, Heritage Well Service and more local businesses and organizations have signed up to sponsor trophies.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at