1980 First Ever Backhoe and Welding Championships

Under President Vic Borrecco in 1980 the first World Backhoe and Welding Championships were held and were covered nationally when the TV show "Games People Play" devoted their entire program to that Oildorado event. The new Taft College Athletic Center and the new West Kern Water District Office at 800 Kern Street were dedicated. Suzie Wilson was crowned the 1980 Oildorado Queen.