This weekend was the 49th Annual Heritage Festival and Parade at Tri-City Park in Placentia, Ca. One fabulous part of this event is a car show, now in its 27th year.

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This little roadster was a definite head-turner. The red, black and white color theme ran throughout the car, and we particularly liked the checkerboard grille.

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You know we are a big fans of the Novas, and this was a great looking pro-touring beast.

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It had the heart of a Corvette and …

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… rear wheels as deep as my forearm.

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The details on this Mercury were superb…

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Especially the embroidery of the logo from the original brochure.

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This stunning Cadillac sat off by itself, alone on a stretch of lawn. Its flat black body and gloss black roof were a winning combination.

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This MG was beautifully restored…

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The engine compartment was beautiful and well-kept – not a spec in sight!

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Can you spot this bubble-top in this Hot Rod pic?

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This pitch-perfect powdery blue was a gorgeous choice for this truck…

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From the Kugel suspension to the supercharged flat head, this is one cool roadster.

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The little personalized touches were fun to find on this roadster…

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Another great looking flat head roadster…

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We’re suckers for interesting, custom-made grilles, and this one really took this roadster from good to great.
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This 57 Bel Air was beautiful, but …
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… the engine compartment was simply stunning!
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The radiator support with giant intakes was intriguing!
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A piece of advice – do NOT mistake this car for an El Camino.  If you do, this sticker will remind  you that it is, in fact, a Ranchero.
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The details of this Road Master were beautiful. Sara really liked how the paint scheme accentuated the body lines.

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How often do you see a Messerschmitt at a car show? For us, this is the first (and we go to a lot of shows). This 1955 KR175 was a lot of fun to see and we bet is a even more fun to drive.

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An interesting fact about this car, you push (not steer) it. There are rods directly from the steering wheel to control the direction.

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The grille on this 1937 Olds was what first caught our eye, but the original details kept us staring at this exquisitely finished rod.
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Check out these fold away jump seats!
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The dash details were fabulous …
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… including the Oldsmobile emblem.
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A beautiful day and an even better show – this is one event that we will keep on the calendar for years to come!

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