Last Thursday night, June 11, saw the return of hot rods to the parking lot of the Sno-White Drive-In in Riverbank. The upbeat group said they’re not letting COVID-19 restrictions keep them down.
Members of the Northern California West Coast Kustoms car club have resumed their weekly get-togethers at the drive-in, where they gather with their hot rods to eat and talk over their plans for similar shows through the summer.
On other nights, members of the club gather at other locations throughout the Central Valley area.
Owners/drivers and their companions bring their own chairs, for the most part, and set up in a circle in part of the parking lot. The rest of the place is filled up with their classic cars, customs or hot rods.
In the past, members of the club and their cars could be found participating in the weekly Farmers Market in Riverbank. That event has not made a return yet this season but the classic car owners, with some restrictions on local gatherings loosening, have seized the opportunity to get together. The group members enjoy ‘talking shop’ about their vehicles and often cover the history of when and where the car was purchased and how much has gone into it to bring it back to vibrant life.