5th Downtown Burbank Car Classic: 'Bank of' Special Cars

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Burbank CA, July 30 2016 - If it weren’t for Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, NBC-Universal, Warner Bros., Walt Disney and other studios, Burbank might be the best kept secret in the world. It’s also no secret that Burbank was at the heart of the American custom car, hotrod and racing movements.

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Hollywood Hotrods

After the WWII flying metal industrials flew the coop, the skilled plane builders stayed behind and turned their welders and wrenches onto automobiles. The town holds more than its share of talented car builders and special cars per square capita.

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The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is the best place to see more than a few of them parked in one stretch at one time. Wandering through the downtown main street San Fernando gauntlet of cars one might notice the amazing diversity of craft on still parade.

1977 Pontiac Formula

1977 Pontiac Formula

From Honda and Subaru minicars to the new Batmobile to massive Lincolns and a Pierce, there had to be something there for everyone. Where do they get all those superchargers?!

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The Petersen Museum is a long term anchor sponsor. This year they brought out the “Greased-Lightning-mobile” from the movie, a De Tomaso owned by Elvis Presley and a George Barris Custom 1900 Overland based Manure Spreader.

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Given the throng of people ogling the finery, the word is out on the Downtown Burbank Car Classic. Let’s see where this grows…Next event Aug 5 2017.

1977 Bronco Ranger

 1977 Bronco Ranger

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The Fast and the Furious 6 Flip Car: Top Gear Video

1970 Street Legal Off-Road Buggy

 1970 Street Legal Off-Road Buggy by Playtech Racing

1971 Lotus Europa S2 Overhaulin' Foose Edition

1971 Lotus Europa S2 Foose Edition-Overhaulin' Season 6 Episode 11/12  

Pictured below: 1965 Chevrolet Impala Wagon "Sweet Soul" by Richie Valles; 1932 Pierce Arrow S4; 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible; 1960 Subaru 360;  and 1957 Ford F1 Pick up custom at Downtown Burbank Car Classic 2015 

by Randy  Berg 

 1965 Chevrolet Impala Wagon "Sweet Soul" by Richie Valles at Downtown Burbank Car Classic 2016
1932 Pierce Arrow S4 at Downtown Burbank Car Classic 2016
1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible at Downtown Burbank Car Classic 2016
1960 Subaru 360 at Downtown Burbank Car Classic 2016
1957 Ford F1 Pick up at Downtown Burbank Car Classic 2015

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