Past Pleasures Car Club honors veterans

The Presentation of Colors is held by the United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps of Riverside.

On Friday, Sept. 6, the Past Pleasures Car Club held its annual Veterans Appreciation Night, saluting all veteran participants and visitors. The evening began with the Pledge of Allegiance lead by City Councilman and Veteran Dick Riddell. Veterans were present from all five military branches and were recognized during the evening.

The Presentation of Colors was held by the United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps, Col. Lewis L. Millett Division, of Riverside. Color Guard detail included Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Pirtle, Seaman Apprentice Michael Ujueta, Seaman Hunter Edmundson and Petty Officer 1st Class Kristina Ujueta. Honor Guard detail included League Cadet 3rd Class Kathleen Ujueta and Seaman Ephraim Edmundson, all under the command of Sgt. Major Virgil Fisher.

According to its website, the United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy’s professional development system.

Gary Dominguez of Yucaipa spent the evening hanging out with his dog Peanut next to his beautiful yellow 1972 Suburban.

“This is Peanut and he is my road dog and we love going to car shows together,” said Dominguez. When asked if his Suburban was once a school bus he said, “I think it might have been. The color definitely gives that impression.”

A popular submission, especially with the kids, was a ½ ton WWII era pickup truck. Dodge Bros. Corp made the truck in 1941 and it held a crew of two and goes a maximum of 55 miles per hour.

Entertaining car club goers with music from the ‘50s and ’60 was Dream Weaver DJ Dave who also hosted games for kids including a hula-hoop contest and dance off. Each winner received a trophy.

Past Pleasures Car Shows are held the first Friday of the month from April through November and are located in the Yucaipa Valley Center, 33600 Yucaipa Blvd., next to U.S. Bank. There is no entry fee but the club does limit entries to pre-1980 vehicles.

Show hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. with opening ceremonies beginning at 6 p.m. Registration begins at 5 p.m.

The next show will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 and will have a special judging by the club ladies. The last show of the year will be held Friday, Nov. 1 at it will feature the club’s annual toy drive.

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