Classic cars take center stage at Downtown Menlo Park Block Party held last night

by Linda Hubbard on June 18, 2015

Hats off to the person from the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce who had the good idea of adding classic cars to the annual Downtown Menlo Park Block Party held last night on Santa Cruz Avenue. In our opinion, they’re a hit — lots to look and see covering decades of automotive history, with people respectful of the “look but do not touch” instructions.

Chalk car_verticalThe other break this year was near perfect weather — no need to bundle up against cool winds or even rain, as happened one year.

The downtown party also kicks off the weekly concerts at Fremont Park which will continue through August 12 (except July 1). Last night’s performers were Beatles’ tribute band, The Sun Kings.

We offer some sights from the night that summer officially starts in Menlo Park, even if the official date isn’t until June 21.

Captions:Teenage girls ponder what to add to the Chalk Car.

Baby in diaper derbyDiaper Derby participant

Girl with shark on cheek_Stanford NanniesGirl shows off  the shark on her cheek provided by Stanford Park Nannies

Three kids on Chalk boardYoungsters enjoy writing on the chalk wall provided by the City of Menlo Park

Jammed long at Fremont ParkBeatles tribute band, The Sun Kings, plays to jam-packed crowd at Fremont Park


One Comment

Patty McQuarrie June 19, 2015 at 12:37 am

Was that car a Sunbeam Alpine???? I had one in college! If the cars are back next year I will be back too!!!

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