Main Street America Car Show

Sunday, 7/31: Main Street America Car Show, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, 10:00 Am to 3:00 PM. Great venue, with the show put on by the Corvette Owners Club of San Diego to benefit the SD Center for the Blind.

We mustered as planned at the defunct Haggen Grocery and headed for the Embarcadero park North about 7:35 AM:

Joyce and me in our ’37 Buick Special
Fred Kokaska in their ’61 Corvette
Mike Petermann & Susan Graves in his ’40 Ford Coupe
Mike Sherbo in his ‘09 Corvette.

The drive took us less than 30 minutes. We were met at the show by:

Lew Prince with in ’61 Pontiac Bonneville
Alex & Jean Ann Abosamra in their ’32 Ford Roadster
Joe Musick and his dad with their ’69 Opel GT.

This brought the Poway Cruiser presence to 7 cars.  All parking was pre-assigned. We ended up scattered around the event, as not everyone indicated their club affiliation when they registered, so the Corvettes where parked with the Corvettes, and the others were randomly assigned parking.

Once parked, on very dry dead grass, the show got underway.  Several of our group enjoyed a very nice breakfast at Busters Beach Café, then settled into a very enjoyable day at the bay.  The early coastal eddy burned off, leaving us with a chamber of commerce day: just a little warm, tolerable humidity, nice breeze all day.

Registration included one free lunch, with your choice of a monster hot dog, brat, or Italian sausage, chips, cookie, and drink. Opportunity drawings were conducted several times during the day. Lots of nice prizes.

We spent the day re-connecting with friends and other car nuts, and generally enjoying a beautiful day at the bay.  The awards were presented starting at a little after 2:00 pm, with 1st & 2nd place awards for 24 classes. George & Joyce’s ’37 Buick Special Coupe took the 1st place award in the 1900-1942 Street Rod class. One lucky participant was also awarded a $1000 certificate good for Firestone Tires.  Winner was not a Poway Cruiser. And, I was so excited to win 1st in class with the Buick, that I completely missed who won Best of Show. The Miata Club of San Diego took home the Club Participation Award for the 2nd straight year with an impressive 30 cars present.

The Corvette Owners Club of San Diego put on a very good show this year. I did hear how much they raised, but the San Diego Center for the Blind should end up with a pretty nice check this year.

Altogether, a very enjoyable show, one the Poway Cruisers should plan for next year.

George Cowman
Events Coordinator
Poway Cruisers Car Club

Pictures by George.   Click on the picture to enlarge

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