The 13th annual classic car and hotrod show was a resounding success with Mission Street closed from Fair Oaks to Meridian creating a festive atmosphere. If that weren’t enough, South Pasadenans had the added bonus of the Police and Fire Open House happening simultaneously. It’s a wonderful combo event that made for a nostalgic and fun-filled Sunday afternoon in South Pasadena.
The car show featured hundreds of vintage pre-1975 hotrods and classic cars, spiffed out, hoods up, on beautiful display on either side of Mission Street. Car enthusiasts chatted with car owners and there was a sense of commraderie among the various car clubs and participants. Families enjoyed hot dogs and snowcones along with shopping our shops and dining in local restaurants.
The show opened at 10am with a moving invocation given by Fire Chief Paul Riddle, complete with color guard, fire trucks and police cars driving down Mission Street to kick things off. All proceeds from the car show goes towards the building of South Pasadena’s self built float for the Rose Parade. We are one of only about 5 or 6 self-built floats left in the parade and South Pasadenans have long taken immense pride in our fair city being represented at the beloved event.
Several happy car owners were awarded some fun and coveted prizes like the Mayor’s Award, Best in Show, Chicks Rule Award and the crowd favorite, Officer Mike Neff chosen Car Most Likely To Get Pulled Over By Police Award. A complete list of winners and more photos below.
One and all had a tremendous time and we thank the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and generous sponsors for such a fantastic day on historic Mission Street.
Best In Show: #195 – 1934 Ford 3-window Coupe – Russell Collins
Showstopper: #199 – 1932 Ford Roadster, black – Luis Barrera
Best Classic: #501 – 1966 blue Chevrolet Nova – Steve Rieger
Best New Ride: #231 – 2011 Shelby Cobra, black – Bill Gilmore
Mayor’s Award: #131 – 1953 Stakeside Truck – Simon Holguin
Best Finish Award: #139 – 1932 Ford 3-window, yellow – Mike Fea
Coolest Truck Award: #193 – 1952 cream Chevy pick-up truck – Brenda Swenson
Little Old Lady From South Pasadena Award: #128 – 1957 red & white Chevy Bel Air – Ian MacFarlane
International Award: #180 1948 tan MGTC – Gus Ramos
Chicks Rule Award: #69 – 1951 Ford – Sandy Norris
Police Award (Most Likely To Get Pulled Over By Police): #27 – 1989 BMW 325i, red & gray – Brett Outwater
Under Construction: #505 – 30 Ford Model A – Ron Lawrence
Best Presentation: #200 – 1957 green Lotus II – John Holodnik & Vivian Woo
Most Unique Ride: #136 – 1932 American Austin Panel Truck – John Larson
Cruz n’ for Roses Award: #208 – 1968 Ford Mustang, black with red & white racing stripes – Dan Kellgreen