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Bowers Museum Vintage Car Show 11/10

Published on 11/10/2019


Bowers Museum Vintage Car Show

The Bowers Museum Car show was part of the city of Santa Ana’s 150th anniversary celebration. It was held in the parking lot adjacent to the museum. This was the Bowers Museum’s first attempt at running a car show and it was evident by the sparse attendance. They did not begin promoting the show until relatively recently and published a lot of city regulations that probably scared some people from attending and displaying their cars. The local foot traffic was respectable, but several people mentioned they expected to see more cars.


There were about 15-20 cars attending, mostly American classics and other than our Healeys, only one other foreign car was there, a Jaguar. About mid-day, a parade of bicyclists on classic bicycles peddled in and stayed about 45 minutes. Many of the riders were wearing period attire. Both they and their bikes were interesting.


The club members attending included Tony Trentacost in his 1967 3000, Dexter Kaytis in his 1960 3000 and yours truly with my 1959 BN4 modified.