A History-Filled Weekend

October 11th, 2011 by Woody

If you’re a glutton for old-school San Franciscans and local history, this weekend of October 15-16, 2011 is an open buffet.

Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic begins bright and early Saturday morning at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Free to the roving spectator, this vintage (pre-1980! How old am I?!) car show has raised money for organizations serving the Developmentally Disabled for 23 years. If you want to show off your cherry 1979 Volkswagen Vanagon, there’s a $40 fee. Lots of local folk with BBQ, swapping memories of drag racing on the Great Highway. (Here’s a short video to whet your appetite.)

The Kelly’s Cove Reunion is that afternoon and evening. The annual event is a gathering of surfers and other salt-water lovers who have enjoyed the Aloha spirit on the northernmost stretch of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach over the past thirty, forty, even fifty years. According to longtime Kelly’s Cove denizens, board surfing started on Ocean Beach after World War II, even if Old Man Kelly himself wasn’t strictly a surfer.

Sunday brings the Inner Sunset Street Fair. WNP will have a table and about 6:30 p.m. we’ll do a historical slide show/movie presentation right in the middle of Irving Street near 10th Avenue. Get your blood sugar up, hydrate, sleep well, and come on out for some history!

2 Responses to “A History-Filled Weekend”

  1. Paul Judge says:

    Mag – nificent spectacle of mechanical and design engineering.
    From the ernest to the whimsical, way fun too.
    Look, drool but don’t touch.

  2. Carol Ebert Anderson says:

    Hi Woody. Did I miss the publication of your new book: Ingleside Terraces?
    My old stomping ground and a wonderful time in my life. I love your newsletters – takes me back to the 40’s and 50’s!!

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