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August 13, 2008 > Hot August Niles - 'No car is too old or new'

Hot August Niles - 'No car is too old or new'

By Mona Shah

Car shows are popular during summer months, but this one occupies an entire thoroughfare and adds the rustic ambiance of the historic Fremont district of Niles. In its heyday, this community was a silent film capital, home to Charley Chaplin, Broncho Billy and other notable stars. As a railroad hub, Niles was also an important part of the Transcontinental Railroad. Celebrating its connection with transportation, Hot August Niles features hot cars, great food, a 50/50 raffle and live oldies music along its main street, Niles Boulevard.

Although this event is known for classic automotive beauties including early model Fords and Chevys, no car is too old or too new to enter. For those who spend inordinate amounts of time fixing up the "king" or "queen" of the road - sometimes to the detriment of family responsibilities - this is the place to show off your beloved.

Niles shops will be open for business during the show so visitors can combine a day of strolling along the sidewalks of this historic community and admiring examples of automotive pulchritude with visits to the myriad of stores of this historic community. Known for its collectible and antique stores and collectives, Niles offers a wide variety of shops (Native American jewelry, art gallery, glassblowing, tearoom, beadwork, stove shop, and much more) for all interests and pocketbooks.

So whether you feel like munching on a snack as you bask in the sun while admiring the lineup of vintage automobiles or prefer to browse shops looking for just the right item, this is the time and place for a memorable day.

Hot August Niles
Saturday, August 16
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Niles Boulevard, Fremont
(510) 792-8023

NOTE: Although pre-registration has passed, it's not too late to enter your car in the show. Registration is open until 9 a.m. on the day of the show.

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