Classic cars sought for Palmdale’s 50th Birthday Celebration

File photo taken at Thunder on the Lot 2012 .

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale is inviting owners of classic cars to participate in a car show at its 50th Birthday Celebration which will be held on Friday, Aug. 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Poncitlán Square in Palmdale.

“We’re looking for 30 classic car enthusiasts who would like to bring their classic cars for showing at the event,” said Palmdale’s Communications Manager John Mlynar. “We’re setting aside parking spots around Poncitlán Square for classic cars to be showcased.”

To reserve a spot in the classic car show, email with your name, phone number, email address and year/make/model of your classic car. You may also call 661-267-5112.

Spaces will be limited to the first 30 who make a reservation.

“Since 1962 was the year of our incorporation, we are looking to get at least one classic ’62 vehicle in the show.  However, classic cars up through the 1970s are welcome,” Mlynar said.

The 50th Birthday Celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with big band/Rat Pack era music courtesy of the Tony Capko band.

A new video, entitled “Palmdale: Celebrating 50 Years,” will be shown throughout the evening in the Palmdale City Council Chamber.

Gift bags with souvenir items, including a Palmdale history booklet and Kids Activity Book, both sponsored by Palmdale Regional Medical Center, will be presented to the first 500 guests who visit the information booth, and 100 50th Anniversary t-shirts will be given away during the evening.

At 6:30 p.m., a special presentation will be made to the City’s founding fathers and their families. “The ‘Fifty Grand Men,’ as they came to be known, were the original contributors of $100 each in order to fund the project that led to the City of Palmdale’s incorporation in 1962.

At 7:30 p.m., the Dazzler Dance Cheer group will lead a “Palmdale” cheer followed by the singing of “Happy Birthday,” a confetti drop and 50th anniversary cupcakes.

“We’re encouraging everyone to stop by and celebrate a half a century of amazing growth and progress, and to meet some of the people who made it all possible,” added Mlynar.

For more information, call 661-267-5115.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)