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Downtown Burbank Car Classic preview party tonite

The 4th Annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic is getting read to roll out tomorrow, August first, between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will be celebrity cars, custom vehicles, pre-1974 cars, exotics, and hot rods spanning several blocks on San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue. Along with the incredible rides, there will be chalk artists, automobile vendors, and music as well. It’s free and open to the public. Entertainment highlights include KCRW DJ Gary Calamar will be holding down the main stage between 4 p.m. to... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Flash mob car event backsup traffic on Burbank Boulevard at Victory Boulevard in Burbank August 13, 2013

Flash mob car crowds expected to invade Burbank today

A flash mob car crowd gathers near the Krispy Kreme donut outlet, 1521 North Victory Place, in Burbank’s Empire Center. That invasion has happened before and despite warnings from the Burbank Police Department and threats of legal action from Burbank City Attorney, Amy Albano, the custom car enthusiasts are apparently planning on returning to the Media City this evening. A few thousand people at an unofficial  event and gridlock on surrounding streets makes the Burbank PD nervous. Burbank Police have sent out news alerts about the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- All Chevy Vintage Car Show at Community Chevrolet on Olive Avenue Burbank September 8, 2013

Car shows: A big draw in Burbank

“This is a car town!” exclaimed Councilman, Bob Frutos, at the recent August 20 Burbank City Council meeting. Frutos’ declaration occurred during council comments about the very successful “Downtown Burbank Car Classic” on San Fernando Boulevard, between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue,  last July. Frutos is right. For proof, look at the popularity of car shows in the Media City. Yesterday, crowds were drawn to the Community Chevrolet lot at 200 West Olive Avenue for the “All Chevy Vintage Car Show.” More than a 100 carefully preserved Chevys were on display... Read More →

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Photo: FLLLewis/Media City G -- The on ramp of Burbank Boulevard North bound on the 5 freeway shut down because of "flash mob" car event at the Empire Center on Victory Place in Burbank August 13, 2013

Flash Mob car event draws thousands to Burbank

Thousands of car enthusiasts invaded Burbank Tuesday night for a social media driven event near the Krispy Kreme doughnuts outlet in the Empire Center on Victory Place. The event was due to kick off at 9 p.m., but three hours before the center parking lot was reportedly packed with cars. In response to the big crowd, both off ramps of Burbank Boulevard on the Golden State Freeway were closed and Victory Place at Five Points was blocked off. A Burbank traffic officer told me that blocking off Victory Place prompted... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G - Hotrod at Bob's Big Boy car show Burbank March 9, 2012

Bob’s Big Boy classic car show still hot attraction

I dropped by the classic car show at the original Bob’s Big Boy restaurant at 4211 West Riverside Drive Burbank 91505 and found it to be a jumping affair with loads of hot rides on display and tons of folks in the parking lot. It happens every Friday from 5-to-10 p.m. Also, the show is a good excuse to pop into Bob’s, a California historical landmark, for one of their famous double-decker hamburgers and/or yummy milk shakes.

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