Established in 1887, Whittier, California was named for John Greenleaf Whittier, a Quaker and famous American poet.
Many of the cars featured in the show had paint jobs that were not quite in the Quaker spirit of modesty and sobriety, but the spectators had no complaints about the bright colors!
Out of the rubble of the disastrous 1987 “Whittier Narrows” earthquake the Whittier Conservancy saved the demolition of many historic buildings and residences. Today “Uptown” Whittier is very picturesque, with tall trees lining the streets shading those historic buildings from an earlier era.
The event had an exceptional style that was eclectic and vibrant…
The event had an exceptional style that was eclectic and vibrant with many shops, antique stores, restaurants, cafes, and a local movie theater that created a unique backdrop for the vintage cars parked along the street.
A local car club, The Tribe, helped park the pre-’76 American hot rods, street rods, Bombs, foreign cars, and customs on Greenleaf and Philadelphia and the spectators filled the middle of the streets to enjoy the cars. It was nice to see the “Bombs” were back. Vendor booths were also placed along the streets among the cars. Live music by the “Delorean’s”, “Boxcar Boogie”, “Bootleggers” and “Super Kitty and the 5 cats” played all day. The weather was a perfect 78° and lots of people were out to see the event.
Thanks for the Show!!
It was nice to see the “Bombs” were back.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the October 2017 print issue of the Drive Magazine.