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ORINDA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Starting Friday, September 7th, car buffs have two great events to attend in Orinda, CA. The weekend kicks off with a Pre-Show “American Graffiti” Party on Friday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, September 8th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., it’s the free 14th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show presented by Orinda Motors.
The events almost solely fund the “Seniors Around Town” transportation service, an Orinda Association program, and other charities, raising over $525,000 since starting in 2005. “Important as the financial support is the partnership with the car show organization – its volunteers and supporters,” said Seniors Around Town manager, Kate Wiley. “Their efforts help in spreading awareness of our program to future riders and volunteer drivers. This partnership is at the heart of what Orinda does so well, bringing people together for a common local good.”
Almost 200 American & European cars ranging from the 1920’s, to the classics of the 50’s and 60’s, as well as modern exotics will be shown in Saturday’s free show. This year’s show will feature a Special Exhibit of classic and historically significant race cars. This rare group of cars includes racers driven in competition by Jacques Villeneuve and Bobby Rahal. Car manufacturers will include Ferrari, March, Lola, McLaren and Chevron. There will also be cars from race teams yet to be announced!
“They sometimes call Orinda a sleepy little town but this is a chance to come enjoy some of the greatest cars from auto racing’s pinnacle years,” says event founder, Chip Herman. “This year’s event will have shaded seating for guests to enjoy lunch and beverages from our great BBQ booth with classic cars around. At 3:00 p.m., you can enjoy watching the show cars drive down Orinda Way on the annual Classic Car Drive. More classics driving together than you have ever seen before. There will be something for everybody!”
The show is in Orinda Village at Orinda Motors, 63 Orinda Way. For more information, visit the website at www.OrindaCarShow.com to enter a vehicle, subscribe to email updates, or attend the Pre-Show Party. Bring the family and head to Orinda to enjoy an amazing weekend of classic vehicles and entertainment.
Chip Herman, Committee Chairman