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Many rare vintage cars will be present for the Dean's Car Show April 27

Racer Parnelli Jones to Appear at Car Show

Classic Cars to Be Showcased in Cal State Fullerton Event

April 18, 2008

Parnelli Jones, retired race car driver best known for winning the 1963 Indianapolis 500 race, will sign autographs and meet with attendees Sunday, April 27, at the Dean's Car Show at Cal State Fullerton. Among the vehicles on display at the free public event will be a rare 1934 MG-NE and a 1972 Ferrari 246 GT LeMans Evoluzione - both cars are one of only three such models in the world - and Parnelli Jones' 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 racer.

In addition, because the event is being held as part of the yearlong Cal State Fullerton anniversary celebration, the show will showcase more than 20 vehicles from 1957, the year the university then Orange County State College was established by act of the California Legislature.

The 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. show, sponsored by the College of Communications and Ford Motor Company, will feature more than 100 examples of classic American and European autos including a McLaren, Ford PZEV (partial-zero emissions vehicle) Focus and hybrid Escape, and a 1929 Model A Ford truck that previously operated on the original Chapman Ranch in Orange County as well as street and hot rods.

As part of the festivities there will be music of the '50s and '60s, a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds to benefit the university's Center for Children Who Stutter and student scholarships.

The car show will be held in the parking lot of the College Park Building just south of the Cal State Fullerton campus at 2600 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three cars in 22 categories. Writers from Road & Track Magazine also will award a trophy to the "car they would most like to drive," said Rick Pullen, dean of the College of Communications.

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