Car enthusiasts shared their reasons for owning classics during Sunday's Kiwanis for Fun Car Show at Johnny Carson Park.
Lori Wilcox's 1944 convertible with a rumble seat was among the 300 vehicles displayed. It's bright pink with flames painted on the hood, front fenders and doors. She's been showing the car for 10 years, she said, as a way to share a hobby with her dad, who owns a vintage car with wooden bodywork, or "woody."
Her car often wins the women's choice award, probably because of the color, she added. The car appears in the Hollywood Christmas Parade each year and has carried such celebrities as those from the former ABC TV show going to online "One Life to Live", L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti and the band One Direction.
Pete Rios of Arleta was sitting under a pop-up tent with several friends. He was showing his black 1938 Buick Century, which he bought 10 years ago. He has restored it, he said, incorporating his ideas along with those offered by his wife and son.