One of my “rules” is we help out for charity’s and fire/police events, but usually just once. We have so many requests that every summer weekend is booked sometimes at several places at once! But Officer Lee at the South Pasadena police dept. treats us so nice, we come back to this one show, year after year! The first time was just before I left to go on the very first Fireball Run! This year, it was Paul and Reba who were raring to leave on their Fireball experience, Paul’s second time, and Reba’s first time out as co-driver!
Oscar opened up his office and had more snacks, drinks and a big screen TV, and most importantly, AIR CONDITIONING!
We even got to see Oscar perform with SEAN CASSIDY! WOW! Oscar is the guy at the piano…. a LONG time ago!
As the Star car Cats usually do, we wandered in groups, some stayed with their cars, others wondered off to look at the car show, and as always I circled and tried to connect with everyone at some point in the day! Lots of laughs at Oscar’s office (our new annual hangout!) and lots of good food and drink from the SPPD. Alex even left his car for a while and had a donut with us… next year we will shoot for Jerry to walk away from Herbie, at least to see the car show!
New to this event were Dave and his wife Barb, and Derek Joseph with their General Lee, Mark G. brought a police dept. display car, Jason debuted his Autobot Emergency vehicle, and John showed up with his Bumblebee Camaro too! Jerry’s Herbie as always is perfect, and Alex and His KITT were polished hourly. Paul set up his tent and tirelessly chatted with fans while the rest of us, Sue, Oscar, Jason, Charlie, Ari, Lou looked for shade and just enjoyed the day.
Gary stuck close to his Highway Patrol cruiser and Mark had to make an early exit to attend a wedding, but a few hung around to let the heat of the day pass and watched movies at Oscars place!
We are a “free form” group and everyone seems to like it that way!