Sunday was the meeting of the Benicia Crew, and it was also the 25th annual Classic Car Show. We have convened there on the car show day in other years but this may have been the biggest and best yet. The three blocks of First Street closest to the water are blocked off and this year they were lined with dream machines, as well as the green behind the Visitor’s Center.
Even though we didn’t vote, it looked like anyone could (maybe you had to pay a fee). Each car had a tag that gave the year, make and model and stated whether the restoration was stock of custom. The colors ranged from 1950s’ kitchen yellow to oxblood, from burgundy to purple, pink to turquoise, teal to black,and of course silver and gold. The sunlight beamed off layers of paint and hand-rubbed finishes.
The oldest cars I saw were from 1931, although I do think there were one or two that were older. There were muscle cars from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, and of those my favorites were two difference Mustangs (although Camaros made a good showing).
My camera battery was dead but I had my phone so I took a few snaps. I don’t do the cars justice, so if you live in the Bar Area you could check out the cars yourself next year.