Heritage Park showcases classic cars

A 1941 Willy’s pickup from the Stevie’s Speed Shop Facebook group is on display at the car show at the Heritage Park Pumpkin Patch on Saturday. The car show included a competition and raffle for the owner of the best American classic car. / photo by William Hardy
A 1941 Willy’s pickup from the Stevie’s Speed Shop Facebook group is on display at the car show at the Heritage Park Pumpkin Patch on Saturday. The car show included a competition and raffle for the owner of the best American classic car. / photo by William Hardy

Alongside the Heritage Park Pumpkin Patch, the La Verne Heritage Foundation held a pumpkin patch car show Saturday, which featured cars decorated for Halloween, among the usual classic car display.

There were 30 cars in all including a 1969 Camaro Z28 and a 1937 Oldsmobile.

“Heritage Park gives the perfect backdrop to enjoy a part of the past,” said Robin Molina, La Verne Heritage Foundation president.

The annual event has been a La Verne tradition for 17 years, Molina said.

Every car had a story behind where it came from, and one of the most interesting was the 1937 Oldsmobile.

“This 1937 model represents a period of excellence in American automobile manufacturing at the height of the depression period, an era of extreme pride in workmanship and consistent quality in how American automobiles were formerly manufactured,” said the car’s owner Russ Golesh.

There was also music, food and hayrides and of, course, the pumpkin patch.

The pumpkin patch will be open through Halloween, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 5001 Vía De Mansion.

–Connor Woken

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