Out & About – 05/05/2012

Saturday saw us at two events in Riverside.

Salvage Sales

The first was at Habitat for Humanity’s Riverside ReStore where items salvaged from the historic Fox Theater were made available for purchase. The once in a lifetime event drew dozens to Habitat’s store early Saturday morning for first pick of the lot, with several pieces sold within a few hours.

The items — doors, windows and power switches — were recently donated to the Old Riverside Foundation, which in cooperation with Riverside ReStore, is selling the items. Proceeds will help benefit historic preservation efforts of Old Riverside Foundation as well as support Riverside’s Habitat for Humanity home ownership mission.

Perfect for just about any home and business — or simply as a great accent for the garden — these unique “art” pieces will remain on sale at Riverside ReStore until sold.

Show & Go

Later in the afternoon, we headed downtown to the 14th annual Show and Go classic car event. Over 1,000 cars — mostly from the 1950s and 1960s — were parked and open for close inspection for several blocks along downtown streets.

The event included a slow cruise down Market Street, allowing the cars to flex their muscles to curbside spectators. Noted designer Chip Foose was even on hand signing autographs.

The three-day car show also has numerous car product booths (including Riverside’s K&N Filters and Wayne’s Engine Rebuilders) as well as several food vendors (including a beer truck from Hanger 24 Brewery in Redlands).

The Show and Go continues on Sunday, May 6.



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