By Mark La Ciura
contributing writer 

TNAZ Cruisin' Car Show


May 28, 2022

Mark La Ciura

Hans and Rachel Kahl in front of their 1970 Superbird.

The first annual TNAZ Cruisin' Car Show at the Church of the Nazarene on May 14 was a fantastic event for all. They had something for everyone with over 100 hot rods, classic cars, muscle cars and tuner cars.

The event also included a variety of food booths, live music, and a bounce house and face painting in a kid's zone area. All proceeds are going to be used for children's outreach activities in Tehachapi.

One highlight for me was the 1970 Superbird owned by Hans and Rachel Kahl. They are local car collectors who just got two of these Superbird 1970 Plymouth super collectable cars in the last year or so. It was a his and hers deal. Hans is a long time car collector has a large stable of classic cars at home. These cars are valued at anywhere from $200K to $500K. Condition of the car and type of motor/transmission plays a big part in the pricing of classic cars.

Mark La Ciura

1957 Hemi 300 Chrysler convertible.

Another one of the many fantastic Classic cars that were out at the Car Show was a 1957 Chrysler 300 convertible with a Hemi motor. A very rare car having that power plant in this early mopar and I must say it was in mint condition. Some say this Chrysler 300 was the birth of the Muscle Car movement. Another very rare Chrysler 300 C convertible was snapped up during the inaugural Leake Auctions sale for the record breaking price of $357,500. For this same Chrysler convertible, according to, the average price is around is $129,000 and a very high end price is around $518,500. It all depends on the condition of the car and what motor and transmission was in the car when it was new. The original hemi motor is the power plant that brings the big bucks and the collectors want.

The word from organizer's of TNAZ Cruisin' Car show is that they are already planning the show for next year. I can't wait.


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