Clovis Park in the Park

Saturday, May 20 was the kickoff of the summer series of the Hot Rod Gatherings at Treasure Ingmire Park for the Clovis Park in the Park event. As car enthusiasts started arriving they parked in their favorite spot under the large trees, pulled out their chairs and set up for an afternoon of fun with friends and family. The event officially starts at 4 p.m.

Even with the unusually warm weather, everyone had a great day in the park. Like most of the gatherings at the park, the late afternoon breeze kicks up and keeps the day comfortable. When the grill was fired up and the hamburgers and hot dogs were ready, participants started bringing their favorite side dishes to the tables for everyone to sample. The evening was topped off with ice cream just in case you were still hungry from the smorgasbord of side dishes. Thank you to everyone that brings side dishes and to the volunteers that help cook and serve. It was such a great evening that many of the rodders stayed until after dark visiting with one another. If you missed this great event you can join everyone next month on Saturday, June 17. It is always held on the third Saturday of the month from May through September.

On Sunday, May 21, Motorcycle enthusiast from all over California gathered in Clovis for the Dan Routt Flat Track Museum’s 1st Annual Memorial Open House since the passing of Routt last year. This event, held in his honor at West Rialto Avenue in front of the museum, was filled with vintage motorcycles along with a large display of Indian Motorcycles that were parked on the grass. Motorcycle club members from all over the valley also rode their bikes to be part of this event.

Inside the Flat Track Museum there is also a vintage bike display along with helmets, posters, trophies, helmets, etc. The Flat Track Museum open house is held on the third Sunday in May each year. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time while visiting this museum.

A few car show updates: The Clovis Assembly of God Car Show that was cancelled because of rain in March has been rescheduled for June 10, make plans to attend. Dickey’s BBQ Pit at Herndon and Fowler avenues will be holding its first monthly Hot Rod & Classic Car Gathering Friday June 9 at 5 p.m. They will have a special menu for participants.

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 2: Clovis Missionary Baptist Church Show & Shine

June 3-4: Goodguys Summer Get-Together

June 3: Dinuba Cars in the Park Car Show

June 9: Dickey’s Hot Rod & Classic Car Gathering, Herndon and Fowler

June 10: Clovis Assembly of God 9th Annual Car Show

June 17: Clovis Park in the Park

If your club or organization is putting on a car show or motorsports event we are always looking for interesting cars, people and events to share. You can reach Paul Hinkle at clovisparkinthepark@gmail.com or call (559) 970-2274 or Eric Hinkle at ehinkle11@gmail.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter@clovisparknpark and on Instagram@clovisparkinthepark.

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