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July 30, 2013 > 'Larry O Car Show' rolls into Union City

'Larry O Car Show' rolls into Union City

By Medha Raman

On Saturday, August 3, the City of Union City, Leisure Services Department, and Ralph & Mary Ruggieri Senior Center will host its annual car show in honor of former recreation supervisor Larry Orozco. Once known as "Senior Hot August Day Car Show," the event was renamed the "Larry O Car Show" this year to commemorate all that Orozco has done for Union City before his retirement three years ago. Orozco worked for the City for 36 years and was an integral part of creating the Senior Center. Although Orozco worked on many events over the course of his career, his favorite has always been the car show.

A tradition for 13 years, the car show dates back to the center's opening. Free to the public, it's attraction is intergenerational, bringing together young and old, or as they are affectionately called, "the young at heart." This year, the "Larry O Car Show" is proud to have Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci host the event.

The show will display a variety of antique and custom cars, trucks, and hot rods from the 1920s to the 1970s, including model A's, model T's, muscle cars, and lowriders, among others. All belong to local citizens, primarily seniors, who are interested in displaying their classic cars. Although focused mainly on older cars, any type of vehicle will be accepted. Prizes for winning cars range from gift cards from Texas Roadhouse to car care supplies. Car owners can register at $20 a vehicle in advance or sign up on the day of the show.

In addition to the car show, the event includes many other forms of entertainment. A barbecue featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sodas, and other food will be held as a fundraiser for the Senior Center as well as dessert items. And the festivities wouldn't be complete without some golden oldies music to top it off! While the show goes on outdoors, a flea market will be held inside the building.

For more information to register a car, donate or sponsor this event, contact the Ruggieri Senior Center at (510) 675-5495 or visit in person at: 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City.

Larry O Car Show
Saturday, Aug 3
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City
(510) 675-5495
Free admission

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