Classic Car Rally Raises Funds for Rose Parade Float

By Declan Chin

Staff Writer

Car enthusiasts flocked to the 11th Annual South Pasadena Cruz’n for Roses car show on September 20. Approximately 260 cars were on display along Mission Street from Fair Oaks to Meridian. Entries ranged from restored vintage cars from the 1920s to chrome-clad muscle cars of the 1950s.

“We had a great turnout, especially considering the heat,” Master of Ceremonies Rob Williams said. “While the number of car entries hasn’t changed much since the start of the auto show, the attendance increase over the past 11 years really shows the growing interest throughout the community.”

In recent years, the event has become increasingly popular, and this year was no exception. People from all over came to the center of South Pasadena, setting up chairs and enjoying food from local restaurants and food vendors. Cars had to be at least 40 years old in order to enter the show, requiring all entries to be made before 1975.

“The car show is a great way of going back in time,” Mayor Robert Joe said. “We can see old cars that we grew up with and relive our memories.” The event was a fundraiser for the South Pasadena 2016 Rose Parade float.