Atlantic Avenue roars at Dragster Expo, Car Show

bixby-dragster.jpgThe streets of Bixby Knolls in Long Beach will come alive again with the roar of vintage top-fuel dragsters on Saturday, July 28 at the Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo and Car Show presented by Toyota.
Evoking the era of the legendary Lions Drag Strip in Long Beach, the dragsters will fire up their engines, creating a thrill of power, the smell of the nitro fuel, and spine-tingling sounds from the cackling of these 3,000-horsepower racing machines.
The Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo and Car Show is free to the public and takes place Saturday, July 28 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue between Carson Street and San Antonio Drive in Long Beach.
More than a dozen vintage top-fuel dragsters will appear at the event, including: “TV Tommy,” Ivo, “Barnstormer,” “Shubert & Herbert,” Winkle & Trapp, “Magicar,” Don Prieto, “Hustler VI,” Ewald Brothers, “Bankamericar,” Ewald-Mikkelson-Rapp, “Mastercar,” “Ernie’s Camera Shop,” “Howard Cam Rattler,” Ewell-Stecker-Kambour and “Chubasco.”
The Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo and Car Show will also feature more than 150 classic cars and street rods on display, as well as many specialty and show cars. Live music will be provided throughout the day by the band Party Jones, and the street will also feature kids’ activities, retail and food booths and a beer garden.
The event is produced by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association in cooperation with the office of Long Beach 8th District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich. The Professional Dragster Association is producing the dragster expo. Toyota is the presenting sponsor, and Cosworth is the event’s diamond sponsor.
Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Long Beach Special Olympics program.

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