The Optimist Car Show and Chili Cook Off was held in Redlands on
Saturday, June 12th. This show is usually in late July and is very hot
but they moved it up about 6 weeks and it made a big difference heat
The weather was overcast (June gloom for you So. Cal people) and it
stayed that way most of the day. When this type of weather hits our area
in late May and early June, most people don't mind because it keeps the
temps down to about the mid 80's. It was a little chilly in the morning
but by lunch time it warmed up and became a really nice day.
This show usually brings in all kinds of nice cars and is held on the
grass in Sylvan Park but for some reason they didn't have a great turn
out this year. Still there were over 300 cars their which made for a
Setup was at 7am and we arrived well before that which you end up
waiting in a long line of cars throughout the streets that surround the
park. The show runs till 2pm but for some reason it ended at 3 that day.
There is lots of food, vendors, a beer garden which has the chili cook
off close by and a large 50/50 drawing.
Sit back an enjoy a few of the cars that were at the