This year's Castro Valley Classic Car Show will be held September 8 in the lot at Norbridge and Redwood Road. On-line registration to particpate in the show begins June 1.
Returning for a seventh year, the show is open to vehicles manufactured in 1972 or earlier. (There are usually 200 of these classic cars on display). Newer model customized cars will also be shown at the event, but are offered slots by invitation only.
There will be free t-shirts and lunch provided to registered participants. Raffles will also be held throughout the day, courtesy of local businesses who donate prizes. Music from the 1950's through 1980's will be played and there will be Spark Plug and Fan Belt Toss contests.
Awards will be presented as part of the show, including 10 Sponsor Choice Awards and two Best in Show cars. Best in Show cars will be depicted on the event's 2013 t-shirts.
Proceeds from event earmarked for local vocational education program
According to the event"s website, "The Eden Area Regional Occupational Program (ROP) played a major role in making the car show a success last year. The Automotive Technology Program, Culinary Arts Program and Criminal Justice Program will again be contributing to the planning and will provide support the day of the event."
Organizers say proceeds from the 2011 car show were donated to the ROP Automotive Technology Program, allowing it to purchase $2,500 in items from a wish list it had compiled. Those items are now being used to train high school students enrolled in the program. "In addition," they say, "we were able to support the Culinary and Criminal Justice Programs with a $500 gift for each program."
Proceeds raised from this year's event will again go to support Eden Area ROP, which serves students from high schools in Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and San Leandro.
Registration begins June 1