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Dancing With the Cars: A Gala Overture to the 6th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show

Orinda, CA, August 31, 2010 -- Mechanics Bank is this year’s sponsor of “Dancing with the Cars” a fun-filled gala that takes place on Avenida de Orinda in Orinda, on Friday, September 24th at 7 p.m. The event, a preview party for the next day's 6th Annual Classic Car Show, includes cocktails, dinner, music, exhibits and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the Educational Foundation of Orinda.

Guests can peruse "Orinda Through The Years,” an exhibit assembled by the Orinda Historical Society and Orinda Motors combining vintage and classic cars with historical memorabilia in a museum-like setting. The party will also feature the first-of-its-kind "Driver" car auction, offering donated, pre-owned cars certified by Orinda Motors and meticulously detailed by Professional Automotive Collision & Detail, and other auction items as well. (If you are interested in donating a car, please contact Chip Herman at

Space is limited. Anyone wishing to attend must pre-reserve by mailing a check for $100 per person payable to "EFO" -- attention Dan Hagelin, 104 Overhill Road, Orinda, CA 94563, or going to

The Orinda Annual Classic Car Show takes place in Orinda Village at Orinda Motors, 63 Orinda Way, the following day (September 25th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) This free show features an exhibit of cars from the turn of the century until WWII, presented by Whitney Haiste, an Orinda resident and antique car expert. A donation of $10 will buy a ride in one of the classic cars during the parade at the close of the show. Additional information about the show can be found at


Chip Herman
Orinda Annual Classic Car Show

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