This stretch cruiser was new this year and drew a lot of attention!  Sorry to all those that missed out, but one of our club members won this!  Better luck next  year!

The fire pit was a new item this year and was a good bidding war ensued!  What a great item to add ambiance and warmth to any backyard setting...

The 50/50 prize!  And what a prize it was too!  We had tons of people standing in the wind and rain to find out who won this awesome prize!

These two chests were bid on quickly!  Who wouldn't want a tall cooler with a bottle opener?

The tool box would look great in any man cave!!

I know who could have used barstools!  

These went to a good home!

Every good fire pit needs a beer cooler, right??

Beach bag anyone?  Fun and games were in here and got picked up by a really cool beach bunny!

Stay tuned for the 2018 Winners & Updates

Here are just some of the raffle prizes that we had this year...  There were more in the trailer and some that had already been won!


Silent Auction, Raffle, 50/50 prize and awards 

The beloved hot rodder T-shirt quilt!  One is made by Teresa Cina each year for our car show and everyone just loves it!  Each year, it's a bit different, but always made with pride, some time and a lot of love!

2017 Tower Car show - SUCCESS!

2017 was Hot Rods Fresno's 17th annual Tower Car Show in Fresno's acclaimed Tower District.

The forecast was 62 degrees with light morning rain and clearing by mid morning.  That isn't exactly how it worked out though!

It was very cold, very rainy and VERY windy!  We did hit 62 degrees, but barely and it stayed cold and windy mostly all day.  We did have clearing mid morning and it was gorgeous for a bit, but then another storm came through and we closed our show early.

We had the dedicated and true hot rodder men and women at our show that day!  Those that wouldn't let rain showers and bluster ruin the great time they had showing off their cars and just gathering together as we all love to do!

We had 256 cars come out, even those strong, durable convertibles weathered this storm and they were beauty's throughout!  We had 191 people pre-register and 65 people brought their hot rods and registered the day of the show!  What dedication!

We gave out 104 Merchant Awards, 58 Class Awards, 10 Jacket Awards and 2 Special Awards!

We had a fantastic raffle with more prizes raffled than any other year, the 50/50 was hoppin' too!  That prize for that was a 43" TCL Roku TV!  Our silent auction had some hot item up for bid, check out some of the pictures below!

All in all, it ended up being a great day for a car show!  Rain, wind, and storms can't stop the power of hot rodders when we all come together!

Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous donations, without you and your support, our car show wouldn't be what it is!

Also a huge THANK YOU to all of the Tower restaurants and shops that donated gift certificates and accommodated the community, all the while supporting what we love most - hot rods!!  We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you in the years to come! 

We look forward to seeing you this year on April 14th and if you need to reach us before that, you can send us an email at: or you can contact Garland Sharp @ 559-259-9573 or Connie Faught @ 559-392-1282

A big THANK YOU to our major sponsor, O'Reilly's Auto Parts!  Anything you need for your car, old or new, give them a call!