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Roger Rohrdanz November 03, 2022 All Feature Vehicles

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.

Full custom ’59 Chevy Impala
Check out this full custom ’59 Chevy Impala. Owner Ed Lomeli went over the top with his suicide doors.

59 Chevy Impala 15th Annual Uptown Whittier Car Show Poster of 15th Annual Uptown Whittier Car Show

’49 Pontiac
This awesome ’49 Pontiac was done by David Villarruisl of Pico Rivera. The light metal flake scalloping and roof are perfect.

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’59 Chevy Biscayne
This perfect ’59 Chevy Biscayne is small block Chevy powered and owned

’59 Chevy Biscayne Engine of ’59 Chevy Biscayne

These VWs were leading the list of imports at the show.
Street rods in front of the historic Whittier Village Cinemas.
Street rods in front of the historic Whittier Village Cinemas.
’39 Chevy 4-door
A ’39 Chevy 4-door with straight 6 power belongs to Robert Baltierra of Bellflower.
’51 Chevy pickup
This well done ’51 Chevy pickup belongs to Lomo of Whittier.
49 Hudson Brougham
With a very chopped top, satin finished chrome and suede paint this low riding ’49 Hudson Brougham is very cool. The owner/builder is Tim Terry of Whittier.
70 Dodge Charger R/T with 440 power
Henry Zamorano’s restored ’70 Dodge Charger R/T with 440 power, covered in “Sublime”.
’38 Packard 4-door touring sedan
Old Memories car club member Tony Valle brought his very nice ’38 Packard 4-door touring sedan.
56 Chevy Belair
Dan Brito’s very clean ’56 Chevy Belair.


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