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A La Car & Art Classic Car Show Rolls Into Mountain View Laf A Lots Car Club, Corsa Club, Nor-Cal Chevelle Caminos and Hot San Jose Nights

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Date: May 21-22, 2011. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
What: 15th Annual A La Carte & Art. The Bay Area's popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off in Mountain View at this vibrant springtime celebration of the arts featuring stellar live music with headliners The Megatones, Drive!,The Cocktail Monkeys and The Groove Kings, a juried arts and crafts show with 200 of the west coast's top artists showing their latest handcrafted wares, artisan specialty food purveyors, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, festive food and drink with premium wine, microbrews, margaritas and mojitos, a farmers' market with fresh seasonal produce, a classic car show, and exciting kids' amusements in the Tons of Fun Zone. Admission is free.
Location: On Castro Street, Mountain View, California; between Church Street and Evelyn Avenue
More Info: 650-964-3395 or A La Carte & Art

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (May 11, 2011) -- Fans of classic, custom and exotic cars will be thrilled to hear that "A La Car & Art" will kick things up a notch with its return to A La Carte & Art, Mountain View's popular spring festival of the arts, May 21-22 from 10 am to 6 pm on Castro Street.

Saturday's car show (May 21) will be hosted by the San Francisco-based Laf A Lots car club and the Silicon Valley Corsa Club

Sunday's car show (May 22) will be hosted by Hot San Jose Nights and the Nor-Cal Chevelle Camino Club.

Their passionate, car-loving members will be showing an incredible array of custom hot rods, macho muscle cars, sleek sports cars, and super cool low riders -- just a sampling of the cars expected to be on display.

The Corsa Club display will feature the vaunted three Cs -- an incredible array of cherry-condition Corvairs, Corvettes and Camaros.

Laf A Lots amazing arsenal of autos includes Big Dave's 1965 Chevy Malibu with small block engine, custom paint with ghost flames and custom interior, Robert Ortiz' 1946 Mercury with original paint and original flathead, and Rio J's 1956 Chevy 210 Wagon.

The Laf A Lots hold three events a year -- "The Last Laf" which closes down one lane of Bayshore Boulevard, "Laf A Lots Get Together" which brings together friends, family and car enthusiasts for a day in The City, and the "Laf A Lots Toy Drive" at the Bayview Boat Club in San Francisco.

Members of the Nor-Cal Chevelle Camino Club look forward to showing and sharing their world-class collection of Chevelles and El Caminos, legendary machines of American car culture.

Hot San Jose Nights is a family fun classic car event featuring an Autorama, Show-n-Shine, Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet, Cruises, the Drive-In and lots more. It will be held July 6-10 at the Santa Clara County Fairgounds. "We're excited to bring a taste of Hot San Jose Nights to Mountain View for A La Car & Art" said Mike Hennessy, producer of Hot San Jose Nights. For information, visit

A La Car & Art promises to be a lively atmosphere filling a full city block on Castro Street between Church and Mercy Streets.

"A La Car & Art" is an "open event", so anyone can show their car. Any year, make, or model is welcome. Space is limited to fifty cars. There is no registration fee

The car show is one of many attractions drawing visitors to A La Carte & Art, a two-day extravaganza of art, music, food and fun that kicks off the Bay Area's summer festival season.

The festival will be held on Castro Street between Church Street and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View, California. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission and parking are free. For festival information, call 650-964-3395 or visit

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