Vintage Chevrolets, Fords and a host of vehicles from other automakers drew crowds to downtown Vacaville on Saturday for the 20th annual Fiesta Days car show.
Along East Main Street, from Davis Street to Wilson Street, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles dominated the scene. Men, women and children, many of them in strollers, roam the neighborhood, amazed by the beauty of the automobiles on display.
To add to the fun, artists from the Live Music Center and winners of the Fiesta contest took in the view.
Rodrigo Rivera from Fairfield came with his wife and a young son. The family made frequent stops to admire the huge selection of vintage vehicles, oh and ahh at their immaculate condition.
“It’s great to be here,” Rodrigo said.
He had worked the night before and had literally slept a little, waking up after barely resting to spend some quality time with his family.
An affinity for automobiles, it seems, runs in the family, and this auto show was no exception.
“It’s so beautiful. We love it,” he said.
Nearby, Frostie Torres sat next to a friend who was occupying a blue and white 1955 Chevy on display.
“That’s good. We’re happy to bring our cars,” she said, perched on a wheelchair. She pointed out that the friends and their husbands have long complemented each other.
“We went to school together, and our husbands went to school together and now we have matching cars,” Torres added.
His vehicle, a silver and white 1955 Chevy, sat nearby.
Across the street, at CreekWalk and Andrews Park, Fiesta festivities were in full swing.
The fun continues on Sunday, Hispanic Day, starting at 11 a.m.
That’s when a mass on the CreekWalk stage, performed by Father Berg and including the music of a mariachi band, kicks off the day.
At noon, Folklorico Juvenil Danzantes Unidos will dance and open the Fiesta Garden, Jailhouse and concessions. A highlight will be the jalapeno and onion eating contest at 3 p.m.
On Monday, the last day of Fiesta, events will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Musical performances begin at 10 a.m., with the Fiesta Garden, Jailhouse, and Concessions opening an hour later.
Get your latest Fiesta Corn Dog, Funnel Cake, and other treats, as they won’t be offered until next year.
For a complete list of festivities, visit www.vacavillefiestadays.org/.