50s Chevrolets on display at this year’s Taste of Morgan Hill

Dave Crews, from San Jose, looks at a 1937 GMC pick-up with his granddaughters Makayla, 5, and Krysta, 8, both from Morgan Hill, Saturday during the Taste of Morgan Hill. 9.24.11

The Taste of Morgan Hill’s 23rd annual Custom & Classic Car Show will feature a trio of favorite sock-hopping, drive-in-parking, apple pie-transporting, oldies-thumping American beauties – the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolets.

The 2012 car show will take place downtown during the Taste of Morgan Hill festival, on Monterey Road between Fourth Street and Dunne Avenue, Sept. 29 and 30, according to the car show’s co-chair Myles Taketa.

Owners of cars who want to participate in the show are reminded to register early before all the spots fill up.

Up to 200 cars are expected on Saturday and another 150 or more on Sunday. On Sunday, show organizers expect to fill an entire section of the car show on Monterey Road with the “tri-fives,” Taketa said.

Each year the car show features a single make of classic car, and last year’s was the Ford Mustang.

Anyone with any other kind of classic or custom car they would like to show off can enter the car show.

“We are excited about the show every year because we always get a lot of different custom and classic cars,” Taketa said.

Staging for the car show will begin at 8 a.m. both days, and will conclude about 3 p.m., with an awards ceremony recognizing the owners with the “most spectacular cars in the show,” according to organizers.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served to car show participants both days.

The Custom & Classic Car Show is a fundraiser for the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the annual Taste of Morgan Hill food, music and art festival.

T-shirts and raffle prizes donated by Morgan Hill businesses will also be available at the car show. Music from the 1950s and 1960s will accompany the show as well.

For more details and to register for the 23rd annual Custom & Classic car show, contact co-chairs Taketa at 408-221-1702 or Lou Mirviss at 408-779-4554. Or contact the Chamber at 408-779-9444.


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