Get ready to rev your engines and join us in Petaluma for the Salute to American Graffiti car show! This weekend, the town will come alive with the sights and sounds of vintage and custom hot rods that will leave car enthusiasts in awe. So get your 1950s pinup style dress and red lipstick on for a fabulous classic car show!!
After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, the American Graffiti car show is back and better than ever! This year’s show was a roaring success, with an impressive display of hundreds of cars that spanned several blocks of downtown Petaluma. From fabulous Ford Fairlanes to classic Mustangs, the show had something for everyone. We even saw some rare beauties like Corvairs and Deuce Coupes that left us breathless!
What makes this event even more special is that it pays homage to the iconic 1973 movie American Graffiti, which was filmed mostly in Petaluma. The event is put on by dedicated volunteers who raise funds for local community projects, making it a great opportunity to support the town and have fun at the same time. Plus, with appearances from the movie’s stars like Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Suzanne Summers, Cindy Williams, and Wolfman Jack, the event had a touch of Hollywood glamour.
As we walked around, we couldn’t help but admire the passion and hard work that went into restoring these classic cars. The car owners were friendly and happy to talk about their cars, and we got some fantastic pictures with them. The hot weather only added to the excitement, with people cooling off, girls wearing vintage-inspired pin-up dresses and enjoying the food trucks and live music.
If you missed this year’s show, don’t worry – mark your calendars for next year’s event! The American Graffiti Classic Car Show is the perfect day out in Petaluma, with something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a die-hard car enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out, this event is not to be missed. So, buckle up and join us for a ride down memory lane next year!
You can all see my fun little video here
All pics by my hubby Gary Greco