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Heatwave Invitational – January 2015

Martha Reeves and the Heatwave Invitational Committee

Martha Reeves and the Heatwave Invitational Committee


The 2015 Heatwave Invitational started with an idea to celebrate the cars and the music from a time when ground-breaking changes were being made in the culture of America. The cars were flexing their muscle with the introduction of the Mustang, GTO, Grand Prix. Chevelle, Cutlass, Barracuda and the Charger. “Full Service” filling stations were selling gasoline at 22-26 cents a gallon. Gone were the Straight Eights, and in their place came the 289, 302, 318, 383, 400, 421, 440 and 455 cubic inch engines. progressive styling, and ever more luxurious accessories, being added yearly by nearly every car manufacturer.
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KOOL FM Car Show at Westgate, Glendale October 2014

Muscle cars were out in force at the 2014 KOOL FM Car show at Westgate in Glendale

Muscle cars were out in force at the 2014 KOOL FM Car show at Westgate in Glendale

Members of the LCCI Central Arizona Region arrived as early as 7:30 AM to get a prime location for what was to be one of the Largest Car Shows in the State, produced by Nancy Perry Productions.
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Cruise on Central Car Show and Cruise-In October 2014

2014 Fall Cruise on Central

2014 Fall Cruise on Central

To call the Cruise on Central a big event would be a gross understatement, as there were literally hundreds upon hundreds of cool, and usually immaculate, cars from every era, and every specialized interest, both out on Central Avenue and on display. The weather was spectacular, warm but not too warm, and of course there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The biennial Cruise on Central, which is held on the second Saturday of April and October, draws collectors, enthusiasts, spectators, and cruisers from throughout Arizona and beyond, for what is regarded as one of the state’s oldest and best cruise-in events.
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