The 5th annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show was another big success

It took place on the lush grounds of the Whittier Area Community Church and the weather was perfect for the event. As usual, it was more than only a car show. For one thing, admission is free and event organizers are more than happy to have everyone attend. That being said, the main draw of course are the vehicles.

The 5th annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show of 2016

Yes, you guessed it!  A 1957 Farmall 450 tractor owned by David Ruhland of Garden Grove, CA.

There were 410 classic pre-‘76 cars for spectators to enjoy, along with nostalgia funny cars & dragsters! In additon people could take in the live music, try seven different food trucks, and visit many vendor booths. With games, raffle prizes, activities for kids, and some freebies to take home like event T-shirts, it really made for an all-around fun afternoon.

The car show is open to all makes and models of American, foreign classic, and collector vehicles, 1976 and older. We suggest you get your ride there as well. You might be awarded a trophy in one of the various vehicle categories. Plus all net proceeds from this event fund community projects in the Whittier Area.

WHITTIER AREA CLASSIC CAR SHOW

 ’35 Chevy coupe race car

Lawrence Torres brought his “Dirty Bird” ’35 Chevy coupe race car from Downey, CA. See exterior with stock suicide doors on opposite page. Here you see the 496ci BBC.

 ’35 Chevy coupe race car  ’35 Chevy coupe race car

 ’58 Chevy Corvette

A clean ’58 Chevy Corvette which belongs to Lisa Cummings of Riverside, CA.

’58 Chevy Corvette

A clean ’58 Chevy Corvette which belongs to Lisa Cummings of Riverside, CA.

’56 Chevy pickup.

’56 Chevy pickup

A detail under the hood of a very nice small block powered, ’56 Chevy pickup.

’67 Plymouth Satellite

’67 Plymouth Satellite

Engine compartment of a rare 383-powered, ’67 Plymouth Satellite owned by Don Driftmier from Ontario, CA.

’46 Buick Roadmaster

A low and sleek ’46 Buick Roadmaster that’s owned by Jerry Marinez of Rowland Heights, CA. Interior shot below.

WHITTIER AREA CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Nostalgia top fuel dragsters fire up

Nostalgia top fuel dragsters fire up (cackle) for the spectators.

Bobby Cottrell with his son.

Bobby Cottrell with his son.

Jim from Good Vibrations

It seems Jim from Good Vibrations had a pretty good reaction time against Pro racer Ashley Sanford? Jim, don’t give up your day job!

crew from the Classic Performance Products booth.

The crew from the Classic Performance Products booth.

The 5th annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show of 2016 The 5th annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show of 2016


 

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the July 2016 print issue of the Drive Magazine.