Napa Valley floods with classic cars
Image: Roberto Verzo, 2010
While Napa Valley is certainly known for a number of different things – but most prominently being the wine capital of the United States – the region was flooded over this past weekend with almost 400 vintage automobiles.
Known as the Mean Street Reunion, this major classic car cruise and automobile show is an extension of what has become one of the biggest communities for classic car collectors in the United States. Literally thousands and thousands of people all throughout the Napa Valley region have been getting into vintage automobile collection and restoration over the last few years, as evidenced by the extreme growth in classic car clubs popping up all throughout the area.
While this seems to stand in stark contrast to the kind of people that would be interested in the “wine and cheese crowd” that Napa Valley has always attracted, the truth of the matter is that these affluent people are interested in all things that contribute to a well lived life – and classic cars would certainly rank high on that list.
The overwhelming majority of the 400+ vintage automobiles were restored to near show room like quality, something you would expect from this type of region. There are plans to make the show even bigger next year, so if you find yourself in the area make sure that you schedule it in.