Downtown Car Classic Attracts Thousands Of Car Enthusiasts

By On August 5, 2015

The annual Burbank Downtown Car Classic attracted a record number of people to the streets this past weekend. Estimates were 15,000 people attended the event.

Longtime Burbank resident Tommie Ivo, Motorsports Hall of Famer, was on hand to assist in presenting trophies.

The winners were:

Best in Show: 1958 Impala — Raul Casillas

Burbank Mayor’s Award (Most Classic Award): 1967 Corvette — Tom Watts
Most Unusual Vehicle: 1971 Lotus Europa — John Nevens
Best Pre-1960 Vehicle: 1947 Studebaker M5 Pickup — Rodney & Elaine Byrd
Best Post-1960 Vehicle: 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix — John Rodriguez

Cars along the red carpet included a couple of TV classics from the Shagmobile, the Honda driven in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and the Speed Racer Prototype.

Burbank’s New West Coast Customs were on hand with several cars they have modified for celebrity clients including Justin Bieber’s Audi and others.

Here are some pictures from the day’s activities from our Chief Photographer Ross A. Benson and pictures from our readers.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Photo Courtesy April Russo

Photo Courtesy April Russo

© 2015 Ross A. Benson

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)