Uptown Whittier is very picturesque, with historic buildings, some of which are brick from way back. The city’s unique style is eclectic and vibrant, like the collection of vehicles gathered for the car show event.
With the many shops, antique stores, restaurants, cafes, and a local movie theater, it’s the right setting for all the cars at the show. Many of the rides on display had paint jobs that were not quite in old Whittier’s Quaker spirit of modesty and sobriety, but the spectators had no complaints about the bright colors!
The 15th Annual Uptown Whittier Car Show was a grand success, notwithstanding the fact that pre-registered cars were lined up at 5 a.m., but due to city issues, were not allowed to enter the show till 8:30 a.m! The pre-’76 American hot rods, street rods, bombs, foreign cars, and customs were placed on two cross streets and the spectators walked down the middle of the streets to enjoy the cars. It was nice to see the “Bombs”. Vendor booths were also placed along the streets among the cars. Live music by “Bootlegger” played all day. Altogether it made for a fantastic Saturday.