It's time for Fortuna's shiniest event, the Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo, which rolls into town July 21-23 (free to spectators) and has been doing so since 1990. Classic car aficionados flood the streets of Fortuna for three days of vintage and classic cars, trucks and tractors, plus a full tank of other fun events. Here's what's revving:
Friday night's cruise down Main Street from 6-7:30 p.m. is your chance to see tricked out trucks and cherry coupes before heading over to the River Lodge for Merv George laying down the tunes at the Sock Hop at 8 p.m. ($5). There's an Artisans Faire happening Friday night through Sunday afternoon at Rohner Park. Also Friday night, check out the Quilt Show in the Veterans Memorial Building (replacing the Antiques Show this year). It continues all day Saturday. Next up, it's sweet fender skirts and fade-aways on display at the Judged Car Show in Rohner Park Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and at the Show & Shine/Vintage & Exotic (non-judged) show Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fortuna High School parking lot. Trophies for both shows are awarded Sunday at 10 a.m. in Rohner Park. Friday through Sunday at Rohner Park, you can also swap stories and parts with other gearheads at the Swap Meet & Car Corral. The Hit-and-Miss Antique Engine Gas Up and Antique Tractors and Farm Equipment sputter to life at Rohner Park all day Saturday and Sunday, with Antique Tractor Pull action Saturday and Sunday over at the Rodeo Grounds. And try your luck at the Poker Run starting at Fortuna High on Saturday at 5 p.m.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.redwoodautoxpo.org.