Faces and Places: CruiseFest 2017

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The 9th Annual CruiseFest on Fulton Avenue, Northern California’s premier car cruise, benefiting the California Automobile Museum was held on Oct. 7, and this year, 500 classic and custom cars of every make, model and era, cruised down the Avenue. The cruise took placeon a one-mile loop of Fulton Avenue, bordered by Cottage Way on the south and Marconi Avenue on the north.

One-of-a-kind vehicles included: The NutMobile, Planters Peanuts “shell on wheels”; the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile, Sacramentan Richard Fehlman’s amazing Circus Calliope Wagon; Jim Welch’s Draconos Marshall Services—2 person, 4 wheel bike with a model T body and electrically propelled paddy wagon; the Sacramento Ghostbusters Ecto Truck; the Art Mog, a restored Mercedes-Benz Unimog (originally a Belgian troop transport vehicle); Team American Graffiti’s clones from the Academy Award nominated film, including four re-creation clones of cars featured in American Graffiti — Harrison Ford’s ’55 Chevy, Paul Le Mat’s yellow ’32 Ford coupe, Ron Howard’s ’58 Chevy, Toad’s Vespa and the 1961 Ford Galaxy cop car.

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