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August 16, 2005 > Hot August Niles

Hot August Niles

by Heidi Leung

Hot cars, great food, a 50/50 raffle and live oldies music will be on tap in Niles on Saturday, August 20 when Hot August Niles makes its annual appearance along Niles Boulevard. Although this event is known for classic automotive beauties including early model Fords and Chevys, no car too old or too new to enter. If you've spent time fixing up your car and treating it like a spouse (and in some cases, better), then this is the place to show off your beloved.

The August 10th, pre-registration deadline may have passed, but it's not too late to register your car. You can still register on the day of the show by 9a.m. Plaques will be awarded to those judged as the best entries. Shirley Filgate, a member on the board of the Niles Merchant's association and a probable judge, says that although some cars will be honored with awards, she comments, "I dislike doing it because they're all so nice and people spend so much time on it."

Niles shops will be open for business during the show so visitors can combine a day of strolling along the sidewalks of this historic community with visiting the myriad of stores of this historic community. Known for its collectible and antique stores and collectives, Niles offers a wide variety of shops (Native American jewelry, art gallery, glassblowing, tearoom, beadwork, stove shop, and much more) for all interests and pocketbooks.

So whether you feel like munching on a snack as you bask in the sun while admiring the lineup of vintage automobiles or prefer to browse the shops, looking for just the right item, this is the time and place for a memorable day. The 9th Annual Hot August Niles Show will take place on Saturday, August 20th, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (510) 792-8023.

Hot August Niles
Saturday, August 20
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Niles Boulevard, Fremont
(510) 792-8023

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