Classic cruise through downtown Tracy
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Cruising through downtown
Cars make their way north on Central Avenue to start the Cruise for the Cause on Saturday, Oct. 5.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Classic cars, low riders and street rods shared the road and a connection to Tracy's past last Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Hispanic Business Group of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce held the first Cruise for the Cause car show and cruise through downtown Tracy.

Drivers of more than 40 cars spent an hour between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. making the loop down Central Avenue from Seventh Street to B Street to E Street back to Seventh.

The $25 entry fee for the cars in the cruise went toward the Latino Leadership and Scholarship Awards event.

The oldest car in the Saturday evening cruise was a 1937 Ford while a 2012 Dodge Challenger was the most recent car in the show.

The loop was closed to other traffic during the cruise. Drivers met at Johnny’s Diner and Creamery at 108 E. 11th Street following the show.

• Contact Glenn Moore at gmoore@tracypress.com of 830-4252. 

 

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Suricatta
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October 08, 2013
And the city of Livermore just recently hosted a Classic car event which closed their main street and attracted thousands of locals and visitors bringing a sweet revenue to local businesses. Great to hear the diner and the Latino Leadership profited from this, but seriously, Andrew Malik, director of development services for Tracy, considers this community the envy of others. Others meaning, I don't know, Bodie,Ca.? A 48 thousand dollar kiosk built to inform and promote local entertainment and dining options? Ever hear of Yelp or a simple Google search? Downtown Tracy has so much potential. geesh, it was featured in the movie The Candidate, to be something better than it is. How difficult would it be to consult with the City Planners of Livermore, Pleasanton, Danville on how they got it right?

victor_jm
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October 08, 2013
Unnecessary pollution.
Wobbley
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October 09, 2013
Yah the downtown kiosk sounds like a kookie idea. They don't have those in San Francisco.

Why? Because they would be vandalized.
FordFairlane60
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October 09, 2013
First of all the two car shows are totally different. It's like comparing my car collection to the Blackhawk Auto Museum. Apples and oranges. Instead of complaining - you should thank the Hispanic Business Group for putting on the ritz. On top of that. The kiosk has totally nothing to do with the cars because the car show was sponsored by the Hispanic Business Group and the Chamber of Commerce. Now. I have been to the restaurant there where they sell mixed ale and the kiosk does not look like a bad idea because it refrishingly good to see the South Side getting spruced up.
108MW
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October 10, 2013
Tracy? "the envy of other towns." Ummmmmm, maybe Compton, Stockton or East Palo Alto.
TracyBlvd
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October 10, 2013
Somebody's glass is half empty.

Tracy got Amazon. Has more business revenue than Manteca. Has kept from going bankrupt like Stockton. Doesn't need county sheriffs like MH and Lathrop. Has lower taxes than most Central Valley cities, and certainly lower than the nearby East Bay. Did I mention Amazon. You go Malik!!!! Whatever you're doing. Keep it up. The few people with half empty glass will never be glad for Amazon.

For some folk, the grass is always greener...


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