400 mid-century rides fill the streets for
Alameda's 'Park Street Classic Car Show'
When actor John Milner cruised by, his beefy arm draped out of his legendary deuce coupe, everyone who watched American Graffiti could remember that same persona by another name from their own high school. You might even recall someone like the awestruck Terry the Toad, from the same movie, in his worship of John and fast cars.
Fast forward half a century and, yes, Virginia, muscle cars aren't just for the guys with muscles anymore. Come to Alameda on Saturday, October 11, and you'll see that for sure, because the Park Street Classic Car Show is a glorious celebration of the car culture that writer/director George Lucas helped launch.
"What we are frankly known for is, if you love muscle cars from the '60s—Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, Chevelles—you really want to come to our show," says Robb Ratto, executive director of the Park Street Merchants Association. "We have just about anything you can imagine here."
Imagine four city blocks packed with American heavy metal, more than 400 cars and trucks, with head covers gleaming and owners strutting...