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9734 Dino Drive Elk Grove, CA 95624

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‘Vettes for Vets & American Muscle Car – Review

The 6th Annual ‘Vettes for Vets & American Muscle car show, hosted by the California State Automobile Museum, was as much a tribute to the machines as it was to America’s veterans. Interspersed between songs from Prince, Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond were military marches. Flags flew on many vehicles and placards announced the owner’s military affiliation. On hand were Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a special exhibit of military equipment. Most of these tough cars had hoods up, allowing the several hundred visitors to be awed by the power of hemi and mopar shining bright under the afternoon sun. Corvettes were grouped together and included a 1958 C1 award winner with USAF affiliation to more recent models. American muscle cars included the 1966 Mustang Shelby and 2014 Mustang Roush, both award winners. 1969 and 2010 Camaros received GM muscle awards. Several women, including the owner of the 1970 ‘Cuda (best early Mopar) received awards. The independent muscle award went to the 1941 Willys. The final award, best muscle car for a veteran, went to Carol’s Cat Car, a 2005 Dodge Magnum hybrid hemi, painted in golds and browns with images of lions and other big cats. Even the wheels were painted. This article is courtesy of Auto Body Expressions 9734 Dino Drive Elk Grove, CA 95624 (916)685-5078 written by Trina L. Drotar

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