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September 5, 2017 > Hot rides & cool classics at Vintage Alley Car Show

Hot rides & cool classics at Vintage Alley Car Show

Submitted By Alfred Rodriguez

Vintage Alley, Classic & Kustom Bombs Magazine, and Downtown Hayward Association share hot rides and cool classics at the 4th annual ÒVintage Alley Car Show.Ó About 220 vintage cars are expected at the Saturday, September 9 event, all pre-1973 models including muscle cars, rat rods, low riders, and classics. Not only will cars from local enthusiasts be onsite, but vehicles are coming from Monterey, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Sacramento and as far away as Long Beach.

But this family-oriented event offers much more than cars. Forty-five vendors will offer arts and crafts, car-related items, clothes, accessories, and food. Kettle corn, ice cream, three types of barbeque, and Puerto Rican food will be available, and local business will be open and ready for action as well. You might spot merchants dressed up in Ô40s Ô50s style!

Two veteransÕ groups will be participating and have booths: American Legion Post 68 and Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 33-9, which covers all of the Bay Area. The Model Car Show will be held in memory of Roberto Ordonez, Jr. (aka Beto) who ran the show in past years and passed away February 20, 2017. Three police stations will be entering the model car build off (1957 Ford wagon police car) that attendees will vote on for PeopleÕs Choice award.

King Kovers is sponsoring the appearance of the Batmobile from the 1989 movie staring Michael Keaton (the first 99 kids that take a picture with the Batmobile will get a Batman mask), local strong man Big Tommy Burns will be at the event and demonstrate his skills by pulling a Hayward fire truck, and a Custom Bicycle Show will showcase incredible creations built from scratch.

The Arnott Sisters kick off the music with their Andrews Sisters renditions, and will be followed by performances by Jinx Jones & the KingTones, and the Isaiah Pickett Band.

Newman Park on B Street is the spot for a lot of good old-fashion games for the kids with face painting and The Rockabilly Balloon Bender Matthew Montez.

Last yearÕs attendance was estimated at 7,000, and organizers are expecting an even bigger crowd this year.

Those wishing to showcase their cars can register the day of the event for $25 per car. Best of awards will be presented in all categories. Funds raised from the event will go to Drivers for Survivors, Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO), and Chabot College Puente program.

Vintage Alley Car Show
Saturday, Sep 9
10 a.m. Ð 5 p.m.
Downtown Hayward
B St, Hayward
(510) 695-3211
Free admission

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