DANVILLE -- The Danville Hot Summer Nights Hot Rod and Classic Car Show returns downtown with shows today and Aug. 16.
Car staging starts at 2 p.m. The hours for the free show are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., when classic cars and hot rods will fill Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville between Faz's restaurant on Hartz and San Ramon Valley High School at Love Lane and extend down many of the side streets as well.
Collector cars, hot rods and muscle cars of the 1960s, custom-designed cars from some of the world's most famous automobile designers and classic originals up to the year 1976 will be on display.
Military vehicles will be parked outside the Veterans Memorial Building. Corvettes and Shelby Mustangs will also be featured. The show includes live music, food vendors and local merchants displaying their products and services.
For the Aug. 16 show, James Willson of Jungle James Animal Adventures will be on the corner of Linda Mesa and Hartz avenues with live reptiles and a 100-pound tortoise named Tank. The popular two-show event is in its 18th year and attracts about 30,000 people every summer.
"We're expecting a massive turnout of people and cars," David Miller, the show's executive producer, predicted for this year's events.
"It's probably the most beautiful venue for a car show. You'll see cars that you've never seen before. Between the cars and the people watching, it's going to be a fun night."
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