by Crystal Apilado
Shiny chrome, blazing tires, poodle skirts, raffles and art all rolled into one. The Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival is back in Fullerton tomorrow through May 20 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center.
The week kicks off with the official opening of the Automotive Fine Art Exhibit. The exhibit features artwork of various mediums by well-known artists of the automobile art and design genre. Pieces by transportation design students will also be exhibited. Admission to the gallery is free to the public during the festival events.
The Gala and Auction follows the official opening. At the Gala and Auction people will be able to meet and chat with some of the artists. Attendees will have the chance to win a Classic 1957 T-Bird as well as other items offered through out the evening during the raffle and auction. Dining and dancing have also been planned to occur during this event.
Automobile lovers and the general public are invited to the automobile film festival on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18. The film festival will be featuring car flicks like “Hot Rods to Hell,” “To Please a Lady” and “Rendezvous” will free of charge to the public. Refreshments and a picnic dinner will be available to those that attend.
On Saturday, May 19, there is a hot rod cruise throughout down town Fullerton. Applications to participate in the cruise are available online at carshow.muckenthaler.org. The day is full of scheduled events including a raffle and a 50/50 drawing. People are encouraged to dress like the 40’s to 60’s era in poodle skirts, blue jeans, beehive hair styles and a pack of Luckys rolled into white t-shirts.
Sunday, May 20 is the seventh annual Motor Car Show, which features a diverse presentation of concours-quality automobiles.
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center is located at 1021 West Malvern Ave., Fullerton, Calif. (714) 738-6595. Admission to the Concours d’ elegance car show is $8 at the gate.