Road Kings car club member Frank Nay has attended the organization’s
annual car show and picnic since its inception 12 years ago, but he
never grows tired of the event.
“It’s a laid-back, old-time picnic car show without any trophies
or judging,” said Nay, 70. “It’s just a chance to get together to
look at cars and relax and enjoy ourselves.”
Nay will show off his orange 1926 Ford Model T Roadster from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Johnny Carson Park. His wife Mary’s 1939
Ford Deluxe Coupe, painted red with ghost flames, will also be on
As many as 500 hot rods, classics and muscle cars belonging to
Road Kings members and those who belong to clubs from San Luis Obispo
to San Diego will be exhibited, according to Don Baldaseroni, the
event’s publicity chairman.
The band Brown’s Garage will entertain the crowd with a mix of
oldies and western music. A pancake breakfast will be served, and
shaved ice, popcorn and other food will be sold along with Road Kings
memorabilia, Baldaseroni said. Genio’s Restaurant, Gary Bric’s Ramp
and other local businesses have donated gift certificates for a
silent auction, he added.
As it does every year, the club will donate all proceeds to local
groups, including the Police and Fire Museum, the Burbank Historical
Society and the Burbank High School auto shop program. The club also
gives vocational scholarships to Burbank and Burroughs High School
auto shop students.