Santa Maria Lodge #1538 sponsors the Impressions Car Club auto show Sunday, September 6, 2015. This year’s show was especially significant, as the Car Club President and founder, Willie Garcia, 58, of Santa Maria, died in a car accident just the week before. To honor his name and contribution, the Club decided to hold the show anyway. The show was attended by over a thousand enthusiastic car fans. Food and entertainment was in abundance as provided by local barbeque specialists and musicians.
A 1957 Volkswagen Beetle was one of dozens of custom cars on display during the Impressions Car Club show Sunday at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge.
Julian Jaime of Guadalupe works on wiring for the battery in his son’s custom scooter Sunday during the Impressions Car Club’s annual Labor Day weekend show at the Elks Lodge in Santa Maria.
Friends of Willie Garcia help with a barbecue during his car club’s Labor Day weekend show on Sunday at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge. Their T-shirts honor the President and founder of the Impressions Car Club, Willie Garcia, 58, of Santa Maria, who died recently died in a car accident.
Edgar Gomez of Santa Maria snaps a photo of one of several Chevrolet Impalas on display Sunday at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge during the Impressions Car Club’s annual Labor Day weekend car show.