Are you passionate about classic cars and giving back?Are you passionate about classic cars and giving back?

 Dive into the world of Crafty Kate, your ultimate destination for classic car show promotions with a purpose.

Our niche website isn’t just about admiring the beauty of yesteryear’s automotive marvels; it’s about driving change for causes close to our hearts, like supporting animal shelters.

With Crafty Kate, you’ll get exclusive insights into past and upcoming car shows, delve into the rich history behind each model through our founder’s seasoned expertise in the automotive industry, and discover how you can contribute to making each event a roaring success.

Whether you’re a classic car enthusiast, a compassionate supporter of animal welfare, or a business looking to sponsor meaningful events, Crafty Kate welcomes you.

Let’s celebrate the legacy of classic cars together and make a difference, one show at a time.

The Quintessential Voice of the American Racing Scene

Crafty Kate

With a vibrant career that stretches back through the adrenaline-fueled lanes of the USA’s most iconic race tracks, I, Crafty Kate, have become a distinguished figure in the heart of the automotive industry.

My journey began amidst the roaring engines and speeding vehicles, where I took on the role of a spokesmodel, engaging with enthusiasts and professionals alike at numerous trade shows.

My path has seen me wear many hats, from a promotional expert on the road to sharing the spotlight with legends like George “The Bushmaster” and the notorious original Christine Pro Mod through the exhilarating 90s. My extensive experience also includes representing Rods West, a premier custom Gasser builder based in Ridgecrest, California—affectionately known as Gasser Haven.

Specializing in crafting bespoke Gassers filled with an abundance of Willys parts, Rods West has been my home and where I’ve flourished as a promoter of car shows and race cars. I’ve had the honor of attending the birthday parties of the legendary Ed Iskenderian since his 89th birthday, and promoting his 100th, 101st, 102nd, and 103rd birthdays. Alongside these celebrations, I’ve also organized car shows that attract enthusiasts from all corners. Ed Iskenderian, a legendary figure in the automotive world, has been a significant inspiration, and celebrating his milestones has been a highlight of my career.

A passion project close to my heart is the annual fundraiser car show I organize in Inyokern, a town revered for its historical drag strip. This event not only pays homage to the legacy of racing in the area but also supports a cause dear to me—the Ridgecrest Animal Shelter. Through this initiative, we embody the spirit of community, working tirelessly as volunteers to make a difference, always in search of generous sponsors for our goody bags.

Although currently sidelined from racing due to an injury, my spirit remains unbroken, and my passion for the race track undimmed. I eagerly anticipate the day I can return to the races, behind the wheel of my beloved Gasser, sharing the excitement and camaraderie with fellow racing aficionados.

Through a career defined by dedication and a love for the automotive world, I’ve not only contributed to the industry but also fostered a community united by speed, innovation, and philanthropy.

I am Crafty Kate, and this is my continuing story—a tale of speed, service, and the unbreakable bond between cars and their champions.

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RIDGECREST NO KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

My Number 1 Project

Partnered with: Bissell Pet Foundation "Until Every Pet Has A Home"

Ridgecrest Animal Shelter

Rescue & Re Homig

The Ridgecrest No Kill Animal Shelter is a compassionate facility dedicated to the rescue, care, and rehoming of abandoned, stray, and surrendered animals. Committed to a no-kill policy, the shelter ensures that every animal receives the necessary medical treatment, socialization, and love while awaiting adoption.
 
With a team of devoted staff and volunteers, Ridgecrest provides a safe and nurturing environment, working tirelessly to match each animal with a loving forever home. The shelter also engages with the community through educational programs and events, promoting responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of all animals.
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Classic Burgers Classic Car Show

My Number 2 Project

The Classic Burger Classic Car Show 2024 in Ridgecrest, CA, is an anticipated annual event that celebrates automotive nostalgia and community spirit. Set to take place on May 25th, 2024, at Classic Burger, this family-friendly gathering will feature an impressive array of vintage and classic cars from different eras. Attendees can expect to see meticulously restored vehicles, enjoy delicious food from Classic Burger, and participate in various activities and contests. The event will also include live music, local vendors, and a vibrant atmosphere, making it a must-visit for car enthusiasts and families alike.

Saturday, March 15, 2025 
7:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Viking Bags

My 3rd Project

Viking Bags is a motorcycle luggage company that has been operating for approximately 16 years. You can explore their products, including Motorcycle Saddlebags Harley Saddlebags, Motorcycle Sissy Bar, Sissy Bar Bags, and Luggage Bags, by visiting their website.

Viking Bags’ commitment to excellence and their support for charitable causes demonstrate their dedication to the community and to riders everywhere. 

Their donation will not only enhance our raffle but also help us raise funds for Ridgecrest Animal Shelter, making a significant impact on the pets there.

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