ELKS LODGE 613: GROOVIN’ IN THE GROVE

This annual gathering of car enthusiasts - ELKS LODGE 613: GROOVIN' IN THE GROVE - reaps big rewards for Santa Barbara area veterans and their families. CGC's Jim Palam brought his support and camera to capture some of the good things that can happen when Car Guys with a Cause gather in The Grove! The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was founded in New York City in 1868. Part of their stated mission is "To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity – and to...
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SANTA BARBARA: STREETS OF PARADISE!

SANTA BARBARA: STREETS OF PARADISE!
The 2019 State Street Nationals was all about great cars, puddles and panache, blogs CGC correspondent Jim Palam. It was raining as I motored south on Hwy 101, heading to Santa Barbara and the State Street Nationals Car Show. Promoters had promised over 300 cars this year, the 20th since California car guys starting showing their hot rods, classics, sports and exotics on this famed central artery of the city they call Paradise. I parked at the North end of the 10 block State Street strip design...
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WEEKEND GET-AWAY: CAR GUY STYLE!

WEEKEND GET-AWAY: CAR GUY STYLE!
You don’t need much to motivate a Car Guy. Just say the words “Car Show” and we’re off packing ice chests, gassing our rides and hitting the long pedals, blogs Jim Palam, our man on the Left Coast.When I realized that there would be two cool shows within 50 miles of each other right here on the Central Coast, I set the alarm and hit the road – for the first of my weekend shows – the VW Veteranentreffen Weekend in Solvang, CA. Truth be told, I could have walked to the VW show, just blocks away f...
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