Classic Car Show 2012 Revs Up Park Street in Alameda

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Get set for the 19th Annual Park Street Classic Car Show! More than 400 classic vehicles will be on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district on Saturday, October 13. The free event runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm and is fun for the whole family. Food and prizes will be available, and DJs will be spinning oldies from the ’50s and the ’60s.

Classic cars of every description will line Park Street in Alameda’s historic downtown district between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave — Roadsters, Coupes, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and Antique Trucks; Fords, Chevy’s, and Pontiacs; Corvettes, Impalas, Mustangs, and Model T’s. Most of the cars come from those magical decades — the ’50s and the ’60s. But there will also be a number of vintage classics from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s, and plenty of muscle cars from the ’70s.

If you are interested in displaying your classic vehicle on Park Street, an application can be downloaded at Vehicles must be from 1977 or older.

2012 Park Street Classic Car Show, AlamedaIn addition to the cars, many of the businesses in the Park Street Business District will be open during the show. This is an excellent opportunity to make a day of it — get in some shopping at the many boutiques and antique stores, eat at one of the 50+ restaurants and diners, and catch a movie at the classic art deco style Alameda Theatre & Cineplex while you’re at it.

Free bike valet will be provided at Alameda Bicycle, near the corner of Park Street and Webb Ave. In addition, Alameda Bicycle will host a classic bike show during the day – this is your chance to show off your low rider cruiser, vintage road bike, or any other bike you deem a classic.

Not only is the Classic Car Show a family-friendly event, but it is also a pet-friendly event. You’ll find dog watering stations at Dog Bone Alley (1342 Park Street) and Alameda See Spot Run (2510 Santa Clara Ave).

Please Note: Park Street from Buena Vista Ave to Encinal Ave will be closed to traffic from 4:00am to 7:00pm. Bus detours for Lines 20/21, 851, and “O” will be in effect but Line 51A will operate per usual.

The Park Street Classic Car Show is hosted by the Crankers Car Club and sponsored in part by Lee Auto Supply. We want to thank them for their dedication to the show. Without their help, this annual event would never get off the ground. A national representative of the Mustang Club of America says that the Park Street Classic Car Show is “the best that he has ever seen.”

Classic Car Show Specials, October 13

Shop Park Street! Many of our local shops and restaurants are having special promotions for car enthusiasts on the day of the event.

Here is a sample list of offers. Be sure to mention “Classic Car Show” when making purchases.
(click on names for more business info)

Lee Auto Supply (1525 Park Street) Purchase tickets for a chance to win cash, an Apple iPad, and more great prizes! Look for the info table near the “World Famous Lee Auto Supply” store. Raffle tickets are only $1 each.

Alameda Vintners Club (2301 Central Ave) Visit us and receive 1 Free Wine Taste of Your Choice, Noon-5:00pm

CitiBank (Santa Clara Ave) Buy a new home. Get $2500 back! Visit Citibank at 2420 Santa Clara Ave or call (510) 521-3801 for details.

Doggy-Style Hot Dogs (1234 Park Street) Buy any hot dog and receive a free 12oz soda or water.

Juanita’s Restaurant (1324 Park Street) Juanita’s Restaurant invites all car show fans to stop in and enjoy free guacamole dip with any entree ordered.

Raintree Studios (1205 Park Street) Here’s your chance to have a professional photo taken of yourself… for FREE! Stop in for a Free Mini Portrait — adults and children welcome! Details:

Redux Studios & Gallery (2315 Lincoln Ave) Join us for our 25% Off Sale all weekend. We’re celebrating our one year anniversary with discounts on all of our carefully selected vintage and collectible goods, as well as our handmade gifts created by local artists. Offer excludes gallery artwork and consignment items.

Spice I am (1353 Park Street) Buy one get one free: soft drink, iced tea or iced coffee. (1825 Park Street) Be adventurous and enjoy an 8-hour Spyder rental for only $99 (Regular price is $185). Valid Monday through Thursday; additional fee of $40 applies for a weekend rental. Call 877-518-1444 to book the reservation and mention the Park Street Classic Car Show.

The Clothes Line (1407 1/2 Park Street) Receive a 15% discount on all of your purchases. We will also have a lucky draw in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; the lucky draw is free with all purchases.

We Are Hair (1343 Park Street) Receive 30% off all haircare/skincare products, plus we will have a summer clearance table out in front of our store.

Look for the special Park Street Classic Car Show Pull-out tab in the October 6 issue of the Alameda Sun.

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The Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, professional services, and fun things to do! Learn more about what’s happening in the Park Street Business District by going to our website: You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on Facebook and Twitter.

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