Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 5, 1998 · Page 16
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 16

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C-2 — FRI., JUNE 5-SAT., JUNE 6, 1998 On the Road THE UK1AH DAILY JOURNAL Ukiah residents display classic cars at Children's Hospital Oakland benefit Nearly 300 of the nation's most prestigious vintage automobiles will be on display at the 32nd Annual Silverado Concours D'Elegance, making Napa host to automobile history on June 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vehicles on display at the Silverado Country Club range from a 1902 Stanley Steamer Runabout, which won Best of Show at this year's Hillsborough Concours. to a 1951 Delahaye I35M Two-Door Cabriolet. This event is presented by Children's Hospital Branches, the Silverado Advisory Council and the Napa Chamber of Commerce. Three Ukiah residents are competing with classic cars at this event. Paul and Lucille Durbin are entering their 1957 Chevrolet 8*61 Air Four-Door Hardtop, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Two-Door Hardtop owned by Dora Moore is being shown, and Robert Stiiefen's 1936 Packard 120 Business Coupe is participating. This year's marques are Rolls Royce, Bentley and Ferrari. Visitors can expect to see 30 Rolls Royces ranging from a 1910 Silver Ghost Tourer to an unrestored 1923 four-door Drophead which was originally owned by Prince Edward to a 1977 Silver Shadow II Saloon. Of the 15 Bentleys on site there will be a 1927 three-liter Tourer and the new Bentley Arnage. Bentley's first new body design in over 17 years. Approximately 20 Ferraris will be on display, including a 1950 166MM Barchetta Roadster and 1995 348 Spider. Two other unique automobiles on display are Bank of America's recently restored 1933 KB Lincoln which belonged to the bank's founder, A.P. Giannini and the 1997 Silverado Best of Show, a 1933 Packard owned by Lois Owens. Meet Ann Fraser formerly with KPIX-5 and "People Are Talking," taste some of Napa's finest microbrews and have a chance to win a collectible pedal car at this spectacular family-fun event which benefits Children's Hospital Oakland. Tickets to the Concours are $16, with children 12 and under attending free. Parking is free. For ticket information, please call 510-428-3247. Ukiahans Paul and Lucille Durbin will be entering their red a%d white 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Four-Door Hardtop (left) in the 32nd Annual Silverado Concours D'Elegance in Napa on Sunday. Other local residents who will be competing in the event are Dora Moore, who will be showing her turquoise and white 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Two-Door Hardtop (right), and Robert Stuefen, who will be bringing his orange 1936 Packard 120 Business Coupe (right top). The automobile show is a benefit for the Children's Hospital in Oakland. Consumers take advantage of auto industry price breaks By BRIAN S. AKRE AP Auto Writer DETROIT — Automakers offered some big price breaks in May and consumers responded, helping the industry post one of its best months ever for domestic sales of new cars and light trucks. Total sales were up 12 percent last month, compared with May 1997, to more than 1.5 million vehicles. Despite a robust economy, automakers have become dependent on big discounts to remain competitive. The good news for consumers is there's no end in sight. But the pricey incentives also threaten to put a crimp in automakers' profits. "This whole market is incentive-driven," said Donald DeVeaux, director of North American market analysis for General Motors Corp. "It's hard to .see these things just going away." May normally is the top month for vehicle sales, but last month's buying was unusually brisk. It was pushed in large part by the Big 'Three's "loyalty" coupons, which offered discounts of $500 or $ 1,000 to millions of former customers. "Nothing that much has changed as far as the economy and the models, so it has to be the coupons and rebates," said analyst David Healy of Burnham Securities Inc. He estimated that light vehicles sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 16.2 million vehicles in May. That compares with a rate of 14.8 million in May 1997 and actual sales of 15.1 million last year. It's also the highest rate since December 1986. Sales of light trucks — minivans, vans, pickups and sport utility vehicles — once again led the overall increase at 18 percent over the previous May. Car sales were up 7 percent. The sales comparisons are based on the daily sales rate. There was one less sales day last month than in May 1997. Among those that reported May figures Wednesday, No. 1 GM said its sales increased nearly 13 percent. GM's truck sales rose nearly 20 percent, setting an industry record for the third straight month. Ford Motor Co. reported only a 2 percent increase, despite setting a company record for truck sales in any month. Ford's 8 percent increase in truck sales was offset by a 5.5 percent decline in car sales. >*•>;: The Journal Delivers! 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