Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tunnel party paid by car parade, namely the last car

Oh well you're making history.  

Half Moon Bay Review/Sara Hayden, 7/26/12.  "Tunnel enthusiasts prepare to start their engines."

....  "The Tunnel Opening Day Celebration Vehicle Parade Committee, made up of a handful of volunteers under the auspices of Caltrans, is seeking at least 30 applicants with vintage, hot-rod or energy-efficient cars. The plan is to represent different decades over the last 100 years and commemorate the first tunnel built in California in a half-century. Fees range from $100 for an individual sponsorship to $3,000 to secure the last spot with a 2012 vehicle.

....  "Because it's a new thing that's happening … they thought it was a good way to promote both Pacifica and Half Moon Bay," said Mitch Reid, a resident of Pacifica and coordinator of the vehicle parade. "We want to give both the local cities an opportunity to be involved with it."
  Only $3000 to enter this car

Reid said that the fees will be used to cover the cost of odds and ends involved with the opening day celebration and after-party, including tents and portable toilets. Proceeds will be donated to the San Mateo County Parks Foundation for trail"   Read Article.

Picture reference - Top car example is a  1932 Ford, custom build by Boyd Coddington.  Bottom car example is a Nissan Leaf SE, city mpg 106, highway 92. Kiplinger most fuel efficient cars, 2012, slide show item 5.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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