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Classic cars back in style

Molly Shore

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.