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April 26, 2011 > Car Show and Shine

Car Show and Shine

The American High Athletic Boosters are making the student parking lot the place to be with their first Car Show and Shine. The event is an effort to raise funds for the school's athletic department in order to keep all 21 programs in play.

Vehicles of all types will be on display including vintage cars, low riders, and hot rods. A 1929 Model A and 1936 Chevy Master Deluxe are in the lineup, with the Fremont Police Department contributing a 1958 Chevy cruiser, and the Fremont Fire Department one of their fire engines. Three branches of the armed forces will also be in attendance displaying some of their service vehicles.

The community is asked to share their wheels for this event with a $20 registration donation. Registration is preferred in advance, but can be taken on-site the day of the event. Set up is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Vendors are also welcome and asked to sign up in advance. A vendor space is a $75 donation with set up taking place from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Oldies and classic cruising songs will be the playlist of the day, and a variety of snacks and food will be offered including hot dogs, nachos, and Polynesian food. There will also be a meat sale with an on-site butcher customizing orders of beef, poultry, and seafood.

Multiple bounce houses and games will entertain the kids, and attendees can bid on a variety of raffle items such as passes to Infineon Raceway, tickets to an A's game, gift certificates to Massimo's and Red Lobster, a night out for 10 to Cloverleaf Bowl, and wine tasting at Murrieta's Well in Livermore.

"We're definitely trying to make it so there's something for everybody to enjoy," says organizer Hiram Hernandez, who also says they hope to bring the event back next year.

With programs being cut back or cut out all together in schools across the country, organizers, coaches, students, and parents hope the car show can generate funds to keep their programs going. Proceeds will be divided among the athletic programs at American High.

"Come out and support this event," urges Hernandez. "It's just a good time out and a chance to support keeping the sports in our school."

For more information or to register a car or vendor space, contact Hiram Hernandez at (510) 750-4758.

Car Show and Shine
Saturday, April 30
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
American High School
36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
(510) 750-4758

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