Doug Auzene wore his signature purple satin Road Kings jacket Sunday as hundreds of vintage car owners convened at Burbank’s Johnny Carson Park.
The 22nd annual car show had many people ambling past rows of cars with their hoods up and engines on display.
Auzene, of Burbank, displayed his 1955 Chevy Bel-Air wagon that was passed down to him from his father-in-law, C.R. Holder.
Holder operated what was once Rocket Muffler in Burbank and used the red wagon to transport people to their homes as their cars underwent service.
Auzene said Holder would run the car’s motor at his shop to let customers gain a sense for the sound.
“If I can make this thing sound cool,” Holder would say, “imagine what I could do for you.”
The wagon still reads “Rocket Muffler” in white above the former shop’s address on Magnolia Boulevard. The paint is 51 years old, and the car’s roof is from the factory.