The 32nd annual Old Fashioned Day in the Park returns to Burton Chace Park with classic yachts and cars on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27th, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. The event is sponsored by the Classic Yacht Association [CYA] and the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors
Classic and vintage yachts and automobiles will be open for free viewing, along with vintage steam-powered equipment, models and other displays.
Featured at this year’s Day in the Park will be the 1930 Elco Riptide, “star” of the 1980s television show, which was recently seen on the CBS program Numbers. Also, Sobre Las Olas, a 105-foot yacht built for J. Paul Getty in 1929, will be featured.
“We love to share our passion for these treasures,” says Christine Rohde, staff commodore of Southern California Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association. “Each of our yachts is a unique part of America’s history, just like an architectural landmark.”
Rohde’s 1950 Chris Craft, Sparkle, also will be one of the boats on display at the Day in the Park.
The Classic Yacht Association began in 1970 after a group of boaters moored in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach gathered with the intent to perpetuate the care of vintage wooden powerboats. The association has grown from its 13 charter members and more than 500 classic boats are now registered throughout North America.
“Classic” boats refer to those built prior to 1942, while “vintage” boats were built through 1959.
Information, (310) 578-8222, www.classicyacht.org/.