It took William Dickson five years to fully restore a 1933 Chevy
Eagle from a pile of old parts to the shiny, slick, classic car that
it is today.
It was a labor of love for Dickson, who had wanted one of his own
Chevy Eagles ever since his dad drove one before World War II.
Dickson, a Santa Clarita resident, was one of hundreds of people
with a common love for classic cars and trucks and hot rods who
attended the 1st annual Foothill Festival of Cars on Saturday at
First Baptist Church in La Crescenta.
“Ever since my dad sold the car I have wanted one, so I had been
looking for years. When I found one all in parts, I just decided I
was going to do it,” Dickson said. “She was missing upholstery, had
no distributor and no carburetor, but now look at her.”
More than 100 cars were on display at the event. Cars featured at
the show varied from cars like a 1927 Ford Track “T” Roadster or 1964
Pontiac GTO to a 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible, 1951 Chevy
half-ton truck or 1947 Studebaker convertible.
Many members of the Glendale Bel Airs -- a car club made up of
former Hoover High School students from the late ‘50s -- attended and
reminisced about dragging on Glenoaks Boulevard and driving to Bob’s
Big Boy back in high school.
Car owners from Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena and Simi Valley came
to the event, church Men’s Ministries Committee member LeRoy McNees
“We thought at first it would just be our little car show, but we
extended invitations to the whole nearby community,” McNees said.
“I’ve always loved cars, ever since I was a little kid.”
Funds raised at the event will benefit summer and winter camps for
children at First Baptist Church in La Crescenta.