Owners, fans and their furry friends celebrate classic cars by the sea
In Southern California, you know summer is coming when local car shows start springing up like farmer's markets across the landscape. And the Seal Beach Classic Car Show is a favorite, not just for the cars, but for the homey beach town surroundings complete with good vibrations and good dogs. This car show is all-inclusive, with every era, brand, and level of authenticity of classic car represented. So we put together a taste of our favorite sightings of four-legged and four-wheeled varieties in this beautiful beach town.
This Standard Poodle is getting plenty of attention while showing off a white Porsche 356 Speedster.
Nothing says retro California like the Helms Bakery truck. These little stores on wheels drove through the neighborhoods around Los Angeles from 1931 to 1969, delivering pastries, donuts and other treats right at your doorstep.
This particular vehicle is a restored 1957 Chevy 210 Sedan owed by Ron Reece.
While many a Mom was home during the Helms years, it was the kids that really appreciated the distinictive whistle heralding its arrival (myself incuded). Finely crafted wood cabinets were revealed as the friendly baker opened the rear doors of the panel truck. And few smells in the world compare with the glazed donut drawer of the Helms man.
This beautifully restored truck was driven for 30 years in Van Nuys, California by Mac McPhee.
Walden the two-year-old English Bulldog is moving a little slow and his owner couldn't get two feet without questions, photo ops and dog love.
This beautiful 1960’s era Volkswagen Type II Samba Wagon with 23 windows and a sunroof is a beachbum's dream.
Luca the Golden Retriever poses happily for us with some great classic VWs and a Ford Truck as his backdrop.
Sure, dogs are cute, but the essence of cuteness is always found in an AMC Metropolitan. This yellow one is from the late 1950's.
Although we didn't find a Willy's Overland Whippet at the show, we found these two Whippets who are answering the question, "Do you want to go for a ride in the car?"
A 1957 Ford Thunderbird is much easier to identify when it's owner is wearing this jacket.
This brawny St. Bernard's breed is the original rescue vehicle straight from the Swiss Alps.
A 1947 Cadillac Series 62 4-dr sedan with Sombrero wheelcovers - yes, that's really what they're called.