Bakersfield Motor & Boat Show 1959

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Lloyd Myers' 1949 Mercury convertible at the second annual Bakersfield Motor & Boat Show. This photo appeared in Custom Cars July 1960. Photo courtesy of Custom Cars Magazine.
Ed Roth and Larry Lee ran a co-op booth at the 1959 Bakersfield Motor & Boat Show.

The second annual Bakersfield Motor & Boat Show was held November 26 - 29, 1959 at the Kern County Fair Grounds. The show was sponsored by the Road Barons Car Club of Bakersfield, California. The show was produced by George Barris. His wife Shirley Barris was the show's Manager. Jim Urner was responsible for the publicity, Ted Robart for the advertising, and Joe Henning was art director.

As an attraction during the show, hourly motion pictures were shown for spectators.

Cars Attending

The Golden Sahara
Ron Aguirre's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette - The Exsonic
Jim Seaton's 1955 Chevrolet
Joanie Bulmer's 1956 Austin Healey
Jerry DeVito's 1957 Ford Fairlane - The Maze
Ed Cousins' 1932 Ford Pickup
Ed Roth's Outlaw
George Dias' 1953 Chevrolet
Bob Mayfield's 1959 Chevrolet
Robert Ohling's 1957 Ford
George Teixeira, Jr.'s 1959 Ford Thunderbird
Jim Doss' 1958 Chevrolet Impala
The Shoc Shell Helmet Special
Leo Lyons' 1950 Mercury
Lloyd Myers' 1949 Mercury Convertible
Linda LeCar's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
Fred LeFevre's 1959 Chevrolet El Camino


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