Heritage, hot rods displayed

THIS CLASSIC CHEVY is a good example of the Southern California car culture of the postwar period (Orange County Tribune photos by Jim Tortolano).

Progress in the development of automobiles is in many ways a kind of history lesson, so it was appropriate that the Westminster Historical Society sponsored a classic car show on Sunday.


Located at the Blakey Historical Park, 8612 Westminster Blvd., the event featured displays of historic and vintage automobiles from Thirties’ noir-style cars to low-rider vehicles of the Fifties and Sixties.

The park is home to several historic buildings, including the McCoy-Hare House, which dates back to 1873-74, Warne Family farm buildings and the Westminster Museum (originally the Midway City Women’s Club) which houses a broad array of exhibits, displays and documents chronicling the story of the community.

Westminster is one of the oldest in Orange County, tracing its origins back to 1870, begun as a Presbyterian colony.

The park is open for visitors on the first Sunday of each month from 1-4 p.m. Call (714) 891-2597 for more information.

THE Mc COY-HARE House dates back to 1873-74 and housed the community’s first drug store.

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