Every year, my local area merchant’s village in Montrose, California puts on a summer car show. Montrose is often referred to as “Mayberry RFD” due to its clean, homespun personna. The village has become a kind of trendy happening place as of late, a lot of the old stores evolving into newer, trendier boutiques and restaurants and bars and such. But its still the place that holds a weekly farmer’s market, frequent art fairs, and where folks walk their dogs everyday after work and on weekends. It also holds the world’s not so famous Montrose Christmas Parade.
The car is a totally local neighborhood deal, although its not small; this year’s show included about 300 cars and bikes; a little bit of everything and something for everyone. As you might guess, its big on American iron, muscle, classics and hot rods, but there’s a small but worthwhile selection of sports cars and exotics, plus a big of a “cackle fest” with noise served up big by a selection of dragsters, gassers, and other pop burning V-8s. The show is free to attend, all the local car guys and calls show up to support, and I thought you might enjoy these great Kirk Gerbracht photos of Montrose, California’s Honolulu Avenue on car show day.