Past Pleasures

Yucaipa resident Dave Puluzzi displays a photo collage of his late father and his 1964 Ford Falcon. 

On Friday, Oct. 1, the Past Pleasures Car Club hosted its monthly car show at the Yucaipa Valley Center, next to US Bank, with 200 vehicles in attendance. The theme of the evening was “Ladies Night.” The ladies from the club judged all the car entries. They presented pink trophies to the winner of various categories. The music provided by DreamWeaver DJ Dave entertained the crowd. A national noted pinstriper attended the car show and assisted with an auction of a pin striped refrigerator to assist the Volunteer Veteran’s Foundation. “A special guest Von Hot Rod, who is a national noted pin striper, auction a pinstriped refrigerator for $450. Our usual 50/50 drawing and hula hoop contest were in full swing,” said Art Berry, Past Pleasures Car Club president.

Yucaipa resident Dave Puluzzi shares memories of his father’s dream car. “My 1964 Ford Falcon convertible is here tonight to honor my late father. My dad had the car for a year and half before he died. Over the years, he rebuilt numerous cars himself. One day he pulled up in a 1964 Falcon. He told me it was his favorite car and that he was going to give it to me someday. My dad and I enjoyed taking the 1964 Falcon to car shows and I helped him polish the car. Now, this is our family heirloom and a remembrance of my late father. We attend the Past Pleasures Car Show frequently.”

The Past Pleasures Car Shows occurs on the first Friday each month and is limited to pre-1980 classic and antique cars, hot rods, and trucks. The car entry is free and the public is invited for a free, family event. The last car show of the year is a toy drive on Nov. 5. Car Club members ask that attendees to bring an unwrapped gift. The show hours are from 6 to 9 p.m.

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