The 35th Annual “Old Fashioned Day in the Park,” featuring classic yachts from the first half of the last century and vintage automobiles, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.
This year’s display of classic cars includes at least a dozen restored “surfer” Woodies from the Santa Barbara Woodie Club, an array of autos from the Ford Model A Club, along with a variety of other vintage autos from the 1930s to the 60s.
The event will also showcase Classic Yacht Association yachts such as J. Paul Getty’s 105-foot Sobre Las Olas, built in 1929, and yachts from the 1930s and 40s, as well as mid-century classics by Chris Craft, Baglietto, Stephens and others.
Admission is free. Old Fashioned Day in the Park is co-sponsored by the Classic Yacht Association and the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.
“The event is free to the public, and we love to share our passion for these unique treasures of maritime architecture. It is our responsibility as caretakers to maintain, enjoy and share them,” said longtime Marina del Rey resident Christine Rohde, commodore of Southern California Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association. Rohde’s 1950 Chris Craft Catalina Sparkle will also be on display.
Formed in Southern California in 1970, the Classic Yacht Association works to restore vintage wooden power boats and has more than 500 classics registered throughout North America.
Member vessels require that they must be of good design, construction and maintenance and show no external alterations that distract from the designer’s original intent. Vessels built prior to 1942 represent designs and construction methods that were unique to that era and are referred to as “classic” by the association. Vessels constructed from 1943 through 1959 are referred to as “vintage” by the association.
Information, (310) 429-3028, or www.classicyacht.org.