Former deputy started SCV Auto Fair with safety in mind

By Samie Gebers

Last update: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Tyler Shaw, former deputy for L.A. County, saw a need in the community for people to safely buy and sell cars.

That is when Shaw started the SCV Auto Fair at College of the Canyon in 1999.

“I was a deputy sheriff at the time that I started out,” Shaw said. “I had the safety aspect in mind.”

The weekend fair has since grown to be a trademark of the Santa Clarita Valley, with buyers, sellers and car enthusiasts coming together to sell vehicles.

Rick Reyes, right, and Bob Reyes, left, view a motorcycle at the SCV Auto Fair on Sunday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

Shane Sindle has gotten his use out of the event, selling three cars at the fair and buying multiple vehicles.

“(The fair) has been around a long time,” Sindle said. “Buying and selling cars is an easy process.”

Jack and Claudette Bohlman visited the auto fair to compare prices with their own RV, but also enjoy browsing some of the unique vehicles in the lot.

Arthur Aragon examines a truck’s engine at the SCV Auto Fair at College of the Canyons on Sunday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

“We’re car nuts,” said Jack Bohlman. “We have eight of them.”

“We not only enjoy the cars, we enjoy getting out of the house and breathing in the fresh air,” Claudette Bohlman said. “Going to car shows has a social aspect to it as well.”

Lot supervisor Henry Pagan contributes the long-running success to its unique way of bringing all types of vehicles together.

“There’s nothing like it,” Pagan said.

For more information of the SCV Auto Fair, visit their website.

Claudette Bohlman browses vehicles at the SCV Auto Fair at College of the Canyons on Sunday. Samie Gebers/The Signal
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Former deputy started SCV Auto Fair with safety in mind

Ryan Ahern looks at vehicles at the SCV Auto Fair at College of the Canyons on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

Tyler Shaw, former deputy for L.A. County, saw a need in the community for people to safely buy and sell cars.

That is when Shaw started the SCV Auto Fair at College of the Canyon in 1999.

“I was a deputy sheriff at the time that I started out,” Shaw said. “I had the safety aspect in mind.”

The weekend fair has since grown to be a trademark of the Santa Clarita Valley, with buyers, sellers and car enthusiasts coming together to sell vehicles.

Rick Reyes, right, and Bob Reyes, left, view a motorcycle at the SCV Auto Fair on Sunday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

Shane Sindle has gotten his use out of the event, selling three cars at the fair and buying multiple vehicles.

“(The fair) has been around a long time,” Sindle said. “Buying and selling cars is an easy process.”

Jack and Claudette Bohlman visited the auto fair to compare prices with their own RV, but also enjoy browsing some of the unique vehicles in the lot.

Arthur Aragon examines a truck’s engine at the SCV Auto Fair at College of the Canyons on Sunday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

“We’re car nuts,” said Jack Bohlman. “We have eight of them.”

“We not only enjoy the cars, we enjoy getting out of the house and breathing in the fresh air,” Claudette Bohlman said. “Going to car shows has a social aspect to it as well.”

Lot supervisor Henry Pagan contributes the long-running success to its unique way of bringing all types of vehicles together.

“There’s nothing like it,” Pagan said.

For more information of the SCV Auto Fair, visit their website.

Claudette Bohlman browses vehicles at the SCV Auto Fair at College of the Canyons on Sunday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

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Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.