Elks Lodge celebrates Father’s Day with a classic car show • Atascadero News

Seventy classic cars and hot rods filled the lodge parking lot at the inaugural event

Atascadero — Classic car enthusiasts of all ages flocked to the first annual Atascadero Elks Lodge Classic Car Show #2733 on Father’s Day, June 19. The car show was held from 9 a.m. to noon and was Chemin Réel.

“The car show turnout was better than we expected,” said elated sovereign Susan Marple. “More than 150 people in all [showed up].”

A total of 70 classic cars and hot rods filled the parking lot. And residents who decided to show off their luxury cars received an Elks t-shirt for their participation.


“We organized a free raffle for fathers. The prizes were a cooler with snacks, a large camping chair and local wine,” Marple added. “Everyone enjoyed the food, the prizes, the nice cars and Father’s Day with friends and family.”

There were also breakfast burritos for attendees who made it to the car show, and the Elks celebrated our local veterans by giving away their burritos for free.

“We wanted everyone to enjoy the car show. Spend time with family and friends they haven’t seen in a long time. And to welcome people to our lodge,” Marple continued. “Cars started arriving at 7:15 a.m., and people were still having fun long after noon. It was a day to show off cars, celebrate dads, honor our veterans, and see old friends. I was so proud from our Elk volunteers for a job well done.

Marple went on to say that although this was the first car show hosted by Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733, community feedback was excellent and there are plans to continue car shows in the future.

“We hope to have another car show and barbecue in September,” she said. “The positive response we received from those present and the great efforts of [Esteemed Loyal Knight] Ronnie Maxwell gives me confidence that we will also start again next Father’s Day.

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