Pacific Street swells with Hot Chili & Cool Cars

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While Saturday’s Hot Chili & Cool Cars street fair attracted a sizeable crowd, the highlight of the day’s festivities were the chili cook-off and the car contest. Claiming the top prize for the best chili was JMS Industries’ cook Tiffany Hicke, who also walked away with the Rocklin Fire Department’s award. Runner up was the Rocklin Police Department’s recipe prepared by Chief Ron Lawrence. This year’s People’s Choice Award went to Gene Layne with California Transmission. Hottest chili award went to Winevines & Brew prepared by Maria Trunzo and Rick Rothberg. Rocklin Police honored Sutter Health’s entry, prepared by Tracy Weston. The most unusual recipe award was given to Brower Energy Solutions. Best Decorated Booth honors went to Jody Dobbs of Dobbs Auto Repair & Smog. In the cool cars contest, Best of Show honors went to a 1953 Studebaker Commander owned by John Wink. His cool car was also named Best Classic Car Choice and Most Unique. “Perfect Storm,” a 1955 tangerine/orange Chevy pick up owned by Kevin and Wendy Wilsey of Loomis and Lincoln, claimed three awards: best paint, best engine and best in show runner-up. Noel Bender’s 1959 Buick LeSabre received kudos for best interior. A 1970 MG “B” claimed the Best Foreign Car trophy for owner David Long. Lesh David’s 1929 Ford AA Crewcab was proclaimed best truck of the show, while Bob and Jamie Zicske’s 1937 Ford Cabride was named best hot rod. Best muscle car honors went to a 1967 Chevy Chevel SS owned by Brad Dehaven. For more photos of Saturday's street fair, check out our photo gallery.