This weekend is Petaluma's salute to American Graffiti, which was filmed, in part, right here in Petaluma.
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Map from Cruisin' the Boulevard Inc.
Of course I meandered over to take a look. Many of the classic cars were from years after 1962, including some really nice Mustangs and some Camaros (I favor the former over the latter) and some reproductions (including the police car) and some of the actual cars and props from the movie.
|the mayor kicks things off, and announces scholarship winners|
|this year's t-shirts and other memorabilia for sale|
|line from the movie, written and signed by Candy Clark, who played "Debbie"|
|"That's almost a motorcycle, and I just LOVE motorcycles!"|
There is simply no way for me to have photographed all the cars. In addition to those in the reserved spaces, there were many classic cars scattered throughout the parking lot. Apparently, this was the biggest Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti yet.
Here's a taste:
|these cars were actually outside the main area, there were way more cars than reserve spaces!|
|inside the reserve area, you can see the booths in the background.|
and there was one vehicle... obviously NOT a classic, which took advantage of a spot in front of three grocery stores... advertising ANOTHER grocery store:
There were also silent auctions and other fundraisers going on during this, some to buy AEDs (emergency defibrillators), and some to support the Petaluma High School auto shop program.