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Throttlers Roll In To Oakdale For Show
Car show

A sunny Saturday in Oakdale proved to be the perfect setting for a classic car show, hosted by the Modesto Throttlers car club.

“We had cars rolling in at 6:30 a.m.,” said club member Andrew Day, with the classics on display in the Clarence Wood Park at the intersection of Yosemite and F streets on Sept. 22.

Also helping to sign in participants and keep track of the entries were Rich and Gail Womack, with Gail noting that they had vehicles from a wide area come to participate. Along with some from the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon, other auto enthusiasts came from Atwater, Hilmar, Modesto, Sonora and more.

“We had entries from all over the valley,” Gail said, adding that many car owners went home with trophies.

Rich said they made the move to Oakdale for their show a couple of years ago, finding the city more hospitable to the event than Modesto, which is where the club is based. They do have monthly meetings in Modesto, the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Perko’s on Carpenter Road. The next meeting will be Oct. 2 and all car enthusiasts are welcome.

Club President is David Walters.

Among the locals exhibiting vehicles on Saturday in the park were Kyle Jeffries with a 1965 Ford and Greg Golding with a 1937 Ford Tudor, both from Oakdale; Charlie and Barb Bumgarner of Escalon with a 1948 Chevy pick-up and James Manthey of Riverbank with a 1970 VW bug.

Posing proudly with his 1963 Cadillac is Rudy Taitano, who drove in from Atwater early Saturday, Sept. 22 to join in with the Modesto Throttlers car club as they hosted a classic car show in Oakdale’s Wood Park. The club was established in 1949. Marg Jackson/The Leader