Car fanatics enjoy Huntington Beach display

June 14, 2018 by  

Early in June, the annual car show known as the Concours d’Elegance took place in Huntington Beach, at Central Park east, giving auto enthusiasts two full days to enjoy classic cars.

Restored vehicles, hot rods, custom cars, and even motorcycles were among those on display. Vendors were on hand to offer a wide selection of goods and services designed to appeal to car buffs.

One of the first sights to greet visitors as they arrived at the park were Lincolns, lined up in a row. Other autos from various eras were also on display, from the sleek chromed models of the 1950s, to the popular “muscle” cars like the Mustang from the 1960s and 1970s, to the smaller 1990s models, to today’s mini-models.

One section of the park was set aside for much older vehicles. Cars manufactured from 1911 to the 1940s, and which had been restored, were parked together. In some cases, restoring cars of this vintage, some more than 100 years old and usually seen only in museums, cost thousands of dollars.

Visitors to the show who are now in their 70s and older gravitated toward the cars from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, since there were the vehicles their families drove in the days before superhighways, and when road trips were a common way to take a vacation.

Events like this can be enhanced if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a handout for attendees describing the vehicles.