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Hot rods, low riders, vintage Volks at fair

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The theme, ?Race to the Fair? for this year?s Placer County Fair has brought the popular Classic Car Show to the front and center. For many years the fair has hosted hot rods and classically restored cars on Friday night during fair, but this year car buffs are in for four days of polished chrome, outrageous paint jobs, and hydraulics. From June 21 through June 24, fair visitors will be treated to a parade of participating cars each evening at 6 p.m. before they are parked for exhibition on Sunset Lawn. Thursday will kick off with a Low Rider show featuring low-slung sedans barely clearing the ground until their hydraulic powered suspension lifts them, tilts them and bounces them, often to lights and music. The show will be hosted by the Mala Familia Club. For information, call 425-7766 or 308-0874. On Friday night, the fair will host their traditional Classic Car Show. Expect to see everything from a flamed ?32 Deuce Coupe to the family ?55 Buick in refurbished, pristine condition. The show will be hosted by Cappuccino Cruisers, the club that attracts more than 100 rods every Wednesday night at the Red Robin in Folsom. Call Ray Marquez at 988-6376. On Saturday, the Vintage Volkswagens are sure to bring some nostalgia for Herbie the Love Bug and Flower Power V-Dub buses. If you have a pre-1980 Bug, Bus, Karman Ghia or and would like to participate call Eric Deen at 600-3423 or via e-mail at yustrn@yahoo.com. Sunday?s show will feature Kustoms and Low Riders. These cars are raked, channeled, chopped and may be customized with parts from a variety of automakers, or machined for a custom look. Fair-goers may even see a ?Rat Rod? with their distinctive ?put together by anything I could find? look and absence of a slick paint job. The show will be hosted by Asylum. Contact Bruce VanEtten at 705-8001 or via e-mail at 31fordman@comcast.net. Car owners wishing to participate should sign up in advance. Entry fee is $10 with $5 going to the charity of the club?s choice; however, the club with the most entries will get to keep the entire $10 for their charity. Entry forms are available online at www.PlacerCountyFair. org.