This past March saw the second coming of the Greenspan’s Classic at South Gate Park in the city of South Gate, California. The 2010 show was so successful for both Greenspan’s and the city of South Gate that it was an easy decision to host another show in 2011.
Greenspan’s was allotted a certain amount of space for the show, so it was once again an invitational event for pre-1970 vehicles. Some of the invited included Bomb Connection Car Club, Classic Lowriders Car Club, Pharaohs South Bay, Tovars, Classic Oldies Car Club, and Connected Car Club Ventura County, as well as a number of individual car owners.
The day of the show, Mother Nature once again provided a nice winter day with a mix of clouds and sun, which provided the finishing touch to all of the automotive eye candy at the park. From Bombs to Impalas and everything in between, there was something for every type of car lover. Classic Lowriders brought out a number of pristine club cars that attracted attention throughout the show. The Tovars had their Chevy Bombs lying on the ground as did Classic Oldies Car Club.
Entertainment was provided by Mike Lopez, aka “The Cholo DJ,” who spun some rare and classic oldies throughout the day. The show had vendors like Tribal Gear and Kokopelli Smoke Shop offering everything from tee shirts to the latest in smoking accessories. Greenspan’s also had a few food vendors at the show, in case people were looking for something to eat or drink.
For the second year in a row, Greenspan’s and the city of South Gate produced a great show, with great cars, people, and atmosphere. Next year’s event should be as equally enjoyable, and hopefully the car count will increase again. Who knows, maybe the city of South Gate will once again allow the legendary Azalea Car Show to be reborn? One can only hope.