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August 10, 2010 > A hot August day

A hot August day

By Fina Mora
Photos By courtesy of Larry Orozco

Get ready to rumble and listen to the engines roar to life, because the 10th Annual Senior "Hot August Day" Auto Show is back! Hosted by the City of Union City, Leisure Services Department and the Senior Program, it is sure to be one great show. This year the show is taking place on Saturday August 14th, and as in years past, local senior citizens will be proudly displaying cars and trucks; antiques, customs and hot rods.

This is no ordinary car show where the best car gets a prize, instead, "the whole idea was to the get the seniors' cars out of their garages to display them," says Larry Orozco, Recreation Supervisor. "There is no real contest; it is just a chance for the seniors to show off their cars."

In past years, there have been "model A's, model T's, customs, hot rods and even some muscle cars," says Orozco. "This year we are also expecting a few of the older Mustangs, 57 Chevy's and Camaro's most from the 20's to the 70's," adds Orozco.

Local seniors have the opportunity to register their car or truck and there is still time, but Orozco says "the sooner the better because the parking lot can only hold about 50 cars." To register your car, simply call the Ruggieri Senior Center at (510) 615-5495 or stop by and register in person. Those interested in donating or sponsoring the car show will have their their banner printed on the banner, brochures, flyers, and T-shirts.

If the chance to see classic cars is not enough, there will also be a fundraiser BBQ at noon where hamburgers, hot dogs, and lemonade will be sold for donations. Not to mention music to really liven up the car show. "Most seniors bring their kids or grandchildren along," says Orozco. "This show is a chance to bring together the young and old."

"A hot August day" Senior auto show
Saturday, August 14
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City
(510) 675-5495

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