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Auto show and movie draw 1,000

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Madera Classic Cars showed up in force for the final Friday night Movies in the Park at the Allen Harkins amphitheater in Lions Town and Country Park. The movies are sponsored by Madera Parks and Community Services and the last film of the year was “Grease,” set in the 1950s and featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

According to Dewayne “Catfish” Bass of the car club, 60 classic cars and trucks were on display in the Howard Road parking lot. “Nearly 1,000 people were at the car show and movie,” said Bass. It was one of the largest events ever held at the amphitheater. 

In addition to 1930s-through-1970s vehicles, patrons were encouraged to wear attire from the 1950s. There was also a barbecue and food and refreshments served at the concession.

After being judged, the following received awards for their cars: Best of Show, Don Aston, with his 1959 Cadillac convertible; 1st place Dan Prosperi and his 1960 Chevrolet station wagon; 2nd place, Don Cederlof for his 1932 Ford coupe; and 3rd place, Roseanne Bonilla for her 1949 Plymouth woodie.


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