The Show Goes On a Year After an Earthquake
Visitors to Napa, CA are usually wine enthusiasts, but not when it’s time for this show. The streets of old town Napa were jammed with just under 400 entries for the 12th Main Street Reunion.
The Downtown Napa Association, with the able assistance of the Napa Valley Cruisers car club, sponsors this show. Entered vehicles must be 1976 or older to participate, and awards are given in 47 different categories and crowned with the coveted “Best of Show”. Considering the quality of vehicles exhibited this year that top award must have been a real chore for the judges to select.
A year ago August Napa was hit by a devastating earthquake, and many of the hundred year old downtown brick buildings were seriously damaged, as a few of the photos here will illustrate. Retrofitting and rebuilding this historic part of town has progressed nicely, but there is still much restoration to be done. This, however, didn’t deter thousands of spectators and vehicles of all shapes and sizes from attending this great event. The Napa merchants look forward to this show as it brings spectators from as far away as Sacramento and San Francisco to shop, dine and enjoy the beautiful weather. We spoke to Julie Morales, the event manager, and she was extremely happy with the turnout of cars and spectators despite the hot weather, and the city plans to continue this annual event for years to come.
We highly recommend this show to anyone in the northern California area, as it’s a great way to spend a weekend enjoying the areas scenery, cool old buildings, cuisine and incredible variety of vehicles. Let’s take a look at a few. We hope you will mark your calendars to attend the 2016 event next August.