Monday, November 4, 2013

Canoga Park's Dia De Los Muertos Festival 2013


Yesterday was the annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival in Canoga Park. This annual show celebrates the day of the dead with a street fair, live music and classic car show. The event takes place every year on Sherman Way just a few minutes from California Car Cover. I had the day off, so I cruised over to the festival to check out some of the classic cars.

The festival takes over Sherman Way in Canoga Park between Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Canoga Ave. As you can see, the day long event attracted 100's of classic cars and 1,000s of people to the street fair. I was there to check out the candy paint and chrome, but there were plenty of local food and merchandise vendors on hand.

The show attracted a lot of local car clubs to the area. It was my first time actually checking out the event, so I was glad I was in town to see all the cars.

There were a variety of classic cars on display, but the majority of the cars at the show were 1950's-60's Chevy vehicles. I did not have a problem with that, since I am a big fan of early 50's Chevy sedans.

There were plenty of custom lowrider bikes and trikes on display

Low Mercury Pickup

How big do you like your rims?

 The designated car show parking on Sherman Way was filled up, so many classic cars had to park on the side streets or in the parking lots of adjacent businesses.

Custom painted roof

There were plenty of vehicles showing up their hydraulic capabilities.

It was a great day in the San Fernando Valley. There were plenty of activities for the entire family at the Dia De Los Muertos festival.

Sherman Way was packed with cars and people all day long

Some love for the Raider Nation

Clean Ford with flames

Custom door handles

 This was problem my favorite car at the show. Even though this Chevy convertible was pretty much stock, it sure looked good with its red paint and wide white wall tires.

Many of the cars featured special Dia De Los Muertos decor or special tributes to family members or friends that have passed away. 

 There was plenty of engine detail work on display at the show. Check out the etching and polishing on these engines.

Keep tabs on the Main Street Canoga Park website for details on the 2014 event. The show is usually held the Sunday after Halloween. Follow along here on the California Car Cover blog for more local car show coverage.

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