Friday, February 28, 2014

"Show and Shine" event highlights hot rods and WWII aircraft on Memorial Day weekend

IONE,CA—Show car and aviation lovers will find it all and more at the upcoming Rotary of Ione Show & Shine event scheduled for May 31, 2014 in Ione, CA. The Eagle’s Nest Airport is a privately owned airport ideal for this hot rod and vintage aircraft show. A wide array of cars of all types and models are expected. Individual and car club owners will be coming from throughout California and Nevada to show off their vehicles. Over 20 judging categories will range from street rods, rat rods, original factory muscle cars, mustangs, corvettes and more. Cars will be displayed on the airport taxiway with open headers requested.

Raffle tickets are being sold for a ride the day of the event in a P-51D aircraft, the fastest, most maneuverable fighter in WWII. Built in Los Angeles by North American Aviation, the P-51 is powered by a Rolls Royce V-12 engine and can attain a speed of 475 MPH. Over 10,000 were manufactured during WWII. It is equipped with six .50 caliber machine guns and carried 9 yards of ammo. When a pilot landed and had used all of the ammo, he would tell the crew chief, “used the whole 9 yards.” Yes, that’s where the saying came from. Named Speed Ball Alice, the P-51D the raffle winner will ride in is owned and operated by American Airlines pilot Dan Vance.

In addition, the airshow will feature a WWII Hawker Sea Fury made by Hawker company in England. The Sea Fury is a heavy fighter and known for its imposing size and mass. Sanders Aeronautics, located on the Eagle’s Nest Airport will be performing the air show. The air show aircraft has been modified and re-powered with a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 14 cylinder engine. Sanders Aeronautics also manufacturers smoke generators used on present day jet fighters. The air show aircraft will also have two smoke generators installed. The day of the event, there will be two Hawker Sea Fury aircraft and 3 P-51D’s on display. All WWII aircraft on display will have straight pipe exhaust systems.

For more information or car registration forms logon to or call Dave

Wardall at 209-274-9160. Pre-show registration for cars is $25, $30 day of show. For lodging and general Amador County information go to The event will be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Cost is $5 per car. Food and beverage and retail vendors will be on site. All proceeds will go to youth organizations, the Amador Interfaith Food Bank and other non-profit organizations. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

UCCE Central Sierra Tree Fruit Grower Meeting Focuses on Irrigation and Pest Management - Tues Feb 18

Lynn Wunderlich, local U.C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor for El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, invites foothill fruit growers to a “Grower’s Tree Fruit Meeting” to be held on Tuesday, February 18, 8:15 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. The meeting will take place in the Institute of Forest Genetics’ conference room at 2480 Carson Road in Placerville.

Featured speakers include Chuck Ingles, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor in Sacramento County, who will discuss the Brown marmorated stink bug.  Randy Hansen to discuss advances in Fireblight control. Mike Devencenzi will discuss codling moth control strategies. Ken Shackel, UC Irrigation Specialist, will discuss irrigating orchards during times of drought.  Trevor Suslow, UC Food Safety Specialist will discuss what you should know about the food safety modernization act. Local Farm Advisor Lynn Wunderlich will provide an update on precipitation and chilling hours.  

There is a registration fee of $5 per person. Pre-register by February 14th. To obtain a copy of the meeting agenda and registration form go to or come by our office (Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane in the Government Center in Placerville). You may also RSVP to Robin Cleveland at 530-621-5528 to register at the door. For more information, directions, or if you should need assistance, please contact Robin Cleveland at the University of California Cooperative Extension office.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

AAA offers free workshop on Disaster Readiness - Wed Feb 19

Sutter Creek Mardi Gras Party & Cajun Cook-Off – Sat Mar 1

Time to get crazy and have fun for a good cause! Come in Costume to make things more festive! On Saturday March 1st, 2014 will be the 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Party & Cajun Cook-Off.  Sample Cajun recipes, dance to live music, play some poker or Blackjack, get thrown in the “Jail House”  and have a great time! 

The event is from 6:30 – 10:30 at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main Street. Tickets are $20, adults only over 21 years of age. This great event is tons of fun and is a fund raiser for the renovation of the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School. For more info visit or call 267 - 1344.

Tickets available at:
The Music Box Company 64 Main Street
The Sutter Creek Visitor Center 71 A Main Street
Amador Council of Tourism 115 Valley View Drive in Sutter Creek.

Save The Date! March 1st...time to have some fun!