On the open road: Eskaton Village treated to car parade


Mountain Democrat logoSeptember 11, 2020

Eskaton Village in Placerville hosted a car parade on Wednesday for residents as the El Dorado Early Ford V8 and Hangtown Model-A car clubs teamed up to motor through the facility for socially distanced outdoor entertainment.

“My father worked at Ford during World War II and built tanks,” said Eskaton Village resident Lee Hanley. “We had cars just like these when I was a kid. This was amazing today and it was nice to have something to look forward to with everything going on these days.”

“I didn’t know anything about it, my God,” Conter said following the drive-by celebration. “I was just sitting there watching TV, getting ready for going to Jack and Linda’s for a barbecue this afternoon, just relaxing. I walked out here, and what the hell is going on?”

During the day’s event, the classically restored and customized automobiles drove through Eskaton Village multiple times, playing music and honking horns to bring joy to the socially distanced residents and employees.

Joe and Ann Hogan of Placerville brought their 1927 Dodge to showcase at the car extravaganza.

“We have so much fun doing these type of car parades,” said Joe.

“We found out about five days ago and were in for sure,” he continued. “The people here got so much joy from it today and it’s wonderful to see their faces light up when they see these cool cars. Someone told me they had a car just like one they saw in today’s parade.”   View Photo Gallery and read more.

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