Car enthusiasts will soon get the chance to gawk over vintage hot rods at the 18th annual “Picnic in the Park” car show featuring classics built before 1969.
The Clutch Burners Car Club hosts the car show that will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3 at Dr. Powers Park, 900 W. Lowell Ave.
The event will also showcase 50’s music, a silent auction and a raffle with more than 150 prizes. Another raffle awards cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. New this year is a contest of racing emblems. There will also be a competition for kids to see if they can pull one of the classic trucks in a tug of war.
More than 30 vendors will sell a variety of items, from car wares to jewelry. Members of Clutch Burners will sell all kinds of food including tri-tip, linguisa and chicken sandwiches.
“There’s lots of activities going on during the day,” said Valerie Bahm of the Clutch Burners Car Club. “It’s a really fun day.”
All proceeds raised at the event will be donated to the San Joaquin Hospice and Tracy Interfaith Ministries. Last year, $5,500 was donated to charity.
The car show is an effort to promote street rodding, said Bahm. “Don’t let them sit in the garage, get them out an drive them.”
Admission to the car show is free. Cost is $20 to show a car for owners that pre-register and $25 for car owners who register the day off.
At a glance:
WHAT: “Picnic in the Park” car show
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3
WHERE: Dr. Powers Park, 900 W. Lowell Ave.
INFO: Valerie Bahm, 639-2590