New local car shows add to enjoyable summer season

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One of the many benefits of summer is its time for car shows. We’ve been blessed with a number of fine showings of late. It’s almost an “embarrassment of riches” but there’s plenty to see and do now in the vintage vehicle realm.

We’ll begin with Atwater, then take in a delightful Thursday night cruise-in at a winery on the outskirts of Merced and finish off with a car show between Modesto and Oakdale. So this is a summer triple-header of sorts.

I’m very glad the first-ever Historic Downtown Atwater Summer Car Show on June 22 was an unqualified success. Somewhere between 150 and 200 old cars and trucks were lined up along Broadway from about Second Street almost to Winton Way, with the overflow spilling over to the adjoining parking lots.

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