PINOLE -- A homegrown event will again brighten San Pablo Avenue and adjacent areas of Old Town Pinole with shining steel, glass and chrome next weekend.
The 22nd annual Cruisin' in the Sun Classic Car Show features vintage 1975 and older American-made vehicles, along with live music, and automotive and arts and craft vendor booths from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23. San Pablo Avenue will be closed to traffic between Tennent Avenue and Pinole Valley Road for the day.
The show is a favorite summer event, and owners of classic rides still have time to enter for the remaining display spots on the avenue and Fernandez Park and to compete for awards. The show is limited to the first 325 entries, and the variety of restored and tricked-out vehicles is always a treat.
The free admission show is staged annually by the Northern California Cruisers Classic Car Club, and proceeds from entry fees benefit area charities.
The Dave Crimmen Band will again supply live classic tunes from the cruising era of the 1950s and '60s, and DJ Vince Pistello will be spinning those oldies but goodies in the park.
Early risers can go to the benefit pancake breakfast at the Pinole Senior Center, 2500 Charles Ave., and Old Town restaurants will be open all day.