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The 6th annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show at the Whittier Area Community Church

The 6th annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show was held on the lush grounds of the Whittier Area Community Church. The cold morning weather quickly gave way to  comfortable temperatures and gray skies. This was more of an event than a car show.  Admission was free to the public. 

The spectators enjoyed 400+ classic pre ‘76 cars, 3 live bands, 6 food trucks, over 30 vendor booths, games, activities for kids, and ground-shaking nostalgia Funny Cars and dragsters! Almost free things included, event T-shirts, opportunity drawings, and raffle prizes!  The car show was open to all makes and models of 1976 and older American and Foreign, classic and collector vehicles.

Luis Carrion from Whittier brought this movie star car, a very customized ’82 Pontiac Trans Am with the name KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand). The Knightrider series was on TV from 1982 to 1986. It starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight (Knightrider)

All net proceeds from this event will be used to help the Whittier Police Department Family

No less than 6 Nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, and Altereds fired up (cackled) for the spectators

Autographed by Parnelli Jones and George Follmer, this striking ’69 Ford Mustang with 351 Ford Cleveland power belongs to Dennis McGrath of Westminster, CA

Rick Abate of Orange, CA. put his ’67 Cadillac in the grass! Check out that gaping trunk!

Craig Kamansky brought this eye-catching, Ford 460 Cobra powered, ’55 Ford Sunliner convertible from Brea, CA

This low and black ’50 Chevy Fleetline is owned by Joe Sexton from Yorba Linda, CA
What a “sleeper”! This very nice, ’58 Plymouth Belvedere looks stock, but lurking under the hood is awesome dual quad HEMI power. The pilot is Tom Reed of Whittier, CA

This ’60 Lincoln Continental Mark 5 convertible is a serious “chick magnet”. Just ask owner Ron Olsen

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the August 2017 print issue of the Drive Magazine.