Burbank Car Classic

It’s always a great run and outing to check out the annual Burbank Car Classic on San Fernando Road.  As in years past, we assembled at Chuy’s for headcount and briefing and then 13 Corvettes and 31 members caravanned south to Bob’s Big Boy to fortify and enjoy the nostalgia.  Bob’s took extra special care of us with our “roped-off” Corvette corral with security to assure no metal cars got too close.  We are all familiar with the menu, so ordering was easy…Big-Boy Combo or maybe old-fashioned hamburgers, shakes and vanilla cokes for everyone!  Many never noticed our own Fulmer duo featured in their ’57 Vette featured on Bob’s wall.  In case you missed it, there is the likeness.

After the obligatory group shot in front of Big Boy himself, it was east bound to downtown Burbank and the Car Classic.

Vehicles from the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Television Motion Picture Car Club, Vehicle Effects, Hollywood Hot Rods, Unique Twist, the Road Kings of Burbank and much more covered six blocks amid 400 shops and restaurants.

We all reminisced about the cars we owned before and wish we still had…but are pleased now that we are Corvette owners!

We all found plenty to do and see along the streets of Burbank and many even rested and cooled off in an enjoyable pub.

If you missed the announcements of the trophy winners, the following is the list of the 2017 awards:

BURBANK MAYOR’S AWARD
1957 Series 62 Cadillac
Owner: Armen Petrosyan

PETERSEN AWARD
1951 Snap-On International Metro van
Owner: Domenic Valentino

BURBANK POLICE CHIEF AWARD
1964 Plymouth Savoy
Owner: Jon Beck

BURBANK FIRE CHIEF AWARD
1967 Ford Fairlane
Owner: Jim Cafferty

PICK 10 AWARD
1950 Oldsmobile Rocket 88
Owner: Jim Nolan

PICK 10 AWARD
1963 Plymouth Savoy
Owner: Greg & Christy Davie

PICK 10 AWARD
1978 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition
Owner: George T.

PICK 10 AWARD
1956 Chevrolet Truck
Owner: Jesse Mesa

PICK 10 AWARD
1962 Ford Thunderbird
Owner: Joe Rojas

PICK 10 AWARD
1966 Ford Fairlane
Owner: Christy Atkins

PICK 10 AWARD
1956 Chevrolet Nomad
Owner: Steve Borden

PICK 10 AWARD
1941 Willys Coupe
Owner: Steve Brackett

PICK 10 AWARD
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Owner: Laraine Lisa

PICK 10 AWARD
1968 Dodge Charger
Owner: Larry Peterson