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Classic Car Clubs Put On Rolling Car Show For Pioneer Day

Jul 24, 2020, 6:06 PM | Updated: 8:35 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — When the Days of ‘47 Parade was canceled, a couple of car clubs in town decided they wanted to remember this Pioneer Day for the right reasons. They put together a rolling car show and shared it with unsuspecting spectators.

The parade of vintage and custom cars that rolled through the neighborhood drew curious onlookers to the street.

“We had a lot of people come out today. Great showing,” said Sione Vea, president of the Uso Car Club.

Vea restores cars as a hobby, and brought two of his vintage cars to the parade.

“I like some of the original looking cars, all original,” he said. “Kind of a — pick your time to enjoy what cars used to look like back in the day.”

The men and women at the wheels of the classic cars wanted to make sure there was a parade for Pioneer Day.

“A moving car show,” said Vea.

Unity Car Show Productions and the Taking Over Car Club came together and invited all of their friends to show off their rides. They gathered at the movie theater on 3300 South and made their way up to Liberty Park with a police escort.

“It was unexpected,” said Frank Trevino, who lives along the parade route. “I was looking out the window and I saw all of these vintage vehicles and I thought, that was nice.”

Trevino headed out for a look with his grandson.

Their favorite cars?

“Low riders, I guess. Dancing up and down,” he said.

Across the street, Lindsay Elsen was taking in the show with some friends.

“This is our first holiday in Utah,” she said. “So we’re excited about it.”

Elsen moved from Atlanta a week ago, and had just found out about Pioneer Day from a friend.

“We were just outside, and she said there’s a bunch of cars driving by for Pioneer Day, so we came to check it out,” she said.

Horns were blaring, engines were revving, and music was playing as about 200 cars slowly rolled through the neighborhood.

“It’s cool,” said Haley Wagoner. “A nice way to still have a parade.”

Vea said the car club members enjoyed waving at people on streets and sharing their unique cars and trucks.

“You see people come out and enjoy, socially distancing,” said Vea. “Everyone is kind of in the front yard and enjoying the Days Of 47.”

It was a fun and friendly atmosphere as everybody enjoyed feeling like it was still a holiday, even though all of the official festivities were canceled several months ago.
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