As a benefit for Signal Hill youth programs, the City of Signal Hill and Sultans Car Club of Long Beach hosted a car show Sunday at Signal Hill Park, featuring cars and trucks from 1975 and before. Against the backdrop of food booths and other vendors, Johnny Rocket and the V-Twins performed tunes by the likes of Pink Floyd and the Beach Boys.
Terry McWeeney returned as announcer of the event. “I think it was the best one we ever had,” he said. “We had about 215 cars, and it was good quality stuff. It’s the most cars since I’ve been doing it.”
McWeeney said that, near the very end of the car show, a mysterious white box was brought out, a raffle-type ticket was pulled from it and its number was announced. Everyone looked around at each other, a bit confused, until a woman indicated that she’d had the winning ticket. She went up to the stage and was given a box.
“It was a ring from her boyfriend,” McWeeney said. “He got down on his knee and proposed to her. I think that was a nice touch.”