The 2008 installment of the Knightsen Days Car, Tractor and Hot Rod Show was an exciting affair. The show attracted more than 150 cars, from classics to fully customized rat rods.
Highlighting the event were hot rod builder Jerry Sezar's open house and a nostalgic Texaco gas station a simulated full-size station erected by Howdy's Facilities.
Photo-ops are always plentiful at the annual community bash, and this year, horseback riders, motorcycles, rat rods, bicycles, scooters, quads, horses and pedestrians all got into the act.
Live music and several raffles kept the day hoppin'. One of the raffle prizes, an S10 pickup provided by Groth Chevrolet of Livermore, was won by a resident of Rio Vista. Notables present at the event were deputies and cadets of the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office, firefighters from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, officers of the California Highway Patrol, and even an Oakley patrol vehicle and police dog. The evening closed with the outdoor screening of History of Knightsen.
Knightsen Days was a collaboration of the Knightsen Town Advisory Council, Knightsen Garden Club/Community Center, and Jerry Sezar Custom Hot Rods. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Knightsen Garden Club/Community Center building.
Contributed by John Gonzales