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Hot Summer Nights car show is tonight

Original post made on Aug 26, 2010

A street party like no other, Danville's Hot Summer Nights Car Shows combine classic cars and camaraderie to create an evening of summer celebration from 4-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in downtown Danville. Streets are lined with muscle cars, hot rods, and vintage rides dating back to 1969. Browse the myriad of food, drink, and souvenir booths. This event is free.

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Comments (23)

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 26, 2010 at 9:24 am

FREE...A warm fuzzy work from the partial self appointed Town Council of Danville.

I doubt very much if it's free to the taxpayer's of Danville.

Think about, don't make me laugh.

Julia from Alamo...Oh, yes I will be there to walk up and down the street with all the other that want to be seen and look at the SAME cars I seen over and over again.

Why am I going...only because a few out of town guest would like to see how we enjoy a hot summer night and of course to stop in at UpTown for dinner.

If you are interested in seeing Julia...stop in and say hello to Mario and his family.

Thanks, Julia from Alamo

Posted by Mike, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Why the bitter tone, Julia? I actually *do* consider the event to be free, and my wife and I find it to be an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening. Sure, people-watching is half the fun, but where's the harm in that? Plus, I suspect some of the restaurants (though perhaps not all the downtown retailers, if we're being honest) do quite well during Hot Summer Night events. Clearly it's one of the signature events in Danville, and I'm happy we have it.

Posted by jim, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm

bunch of cars for car show just generate traffic jam. worth it?

Posted by Kate, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Seriously...who is the numbskull who decided it was a good idea to hold a "Hot Summer Nights" event the same week that school starts!! The traffic was absolute gridlock!!!! It took me 45 minutes to get from my home in Montair to the freeway..great planning Danville....Move the event out to Blackhawk where it belongs!!!

Posted by robinp, a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

45 minutes from vista grande elementary to the high school from 3:10 t0 3:55. blocking off access to the high school from all of the camino tassajara parents! The traffic officers were letting out the vintage cars at el pintado and diablo causing a 6 light cycle delay at diablo west bound and 680 south exit ramp. REALLY wish the Danville Express had posted a map of street closures and times .

Posted by jojo, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Try living on WEST El Pintado.. great move to stage the cars there and have the school get out at the same time. .oh and lets make people turn off Diablo and take West El pintado... Grid lock for a hour... I know some of those guys overheated their hot rods, themselves and wouldn't want to do that again.. COME ON THINK PEOPLE !!

Posted by robinp, a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Jojo and Kate, I feel your pain. I called and left a message at the danville town offices. for the special event planner, jill bergman is the name if you'd care to call her.

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I thought you folks liked how the Danville Town Council runs you Town.

This is just the the back room they most like met and said, "don't worry about those fools, we're in now and we don't have to answer to anyone". Lets go to dinner on the Town credit card. No Karen, lets not go to Danville, lets go up to Blackhawk.

Enjoy the hot summer night...I will and it's free's all on you Danville taxpayers.

Thanks for listening, Julia from Alamo

Posted by Not happy!, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I just wanted to pick up my child from school and it took me 30 minutes to drive 2 blocks!

Posted by Treebeard, a resident of Danville
on Aug 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I understand that the drivers will have a chopping down contest for redwood trees. After they chop them down, they will chop them up. (Ain't English a funny language: Down vs Up)

Posted by Steven, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2010 at 7:19 am

Julia [portion removed] You are mean spirited, petty and just plain ridiculous. Yes, I'm sure the Town Council schemes in back rooms like some 1940's gangster film, smoking cigars and chuckling evilly.

I was caught in that traffic as well, and I will be sendiing a message to the Town to express my dissatisfaction, but your accusations are just crap. Oh yeah, I'm sure they all downed their port and limoed off to SF to have a big dinner on the taxpayer dime. Then they helicoptered to Maui where they all keep separate vacation homes paid for with tax dollars.

[portion removed]

Posted by samiam, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:00 am

Sorry for everyone that got stuck in traffic....However, I have to admit the mother who complains about the time it takes to drive two blocks does make me think that perhaps she could/should walk the whole two blocks to school thus helping the traffic, environment and creating a healthy example for her child

Not to rant, but it would be nice if more people walked the few blocks rather then drive, mill around for parking then honk and yell at everyone for getting in their way.....The worst offenders drive large, typically black SUV's, cell phone firmly attached to ear, are not paying attention as they lumber down the road. I live near an elementary school and you would THINK that those who have children of their own would be a whole lot more aware of children walking around them.

I agree it would be nice to post the traffic patterns ahead of time so people could plan their daily routines.

I enjoyed the event. However, my children and I walk around town whenever possible, so the traffic was not an issue.

Posted by Hal, a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:44 am

Dear Dolores,

As I noted to you in my e-mail this morning, pseudonyms disguise individuals that wish to defame. This exchange drifts through a pattern of insults and ignores the actual subject of blocking streets that are used for access to neighborhoods and schools by residents and emergency vehicles.

It should not take insults, defamation and personal attacks for commentators to make their point unless their only point is defamation. So let's re-introduce a question, "Was Hot Summer Nights a suitable, economically-valuable event for Danville? What could be done better to insure that access to neighborhoods and schools is not disrupted?"


Posted by jrm, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

jrm is a registered user.

I went last night and it was great, downtown was packed and everybody seemed to be having an enjoyable night, the businesses were packed. As for the unique traffic load I think some whiners just need to get over it...I made the drive from Vista Grande to Monte Vista many many times and periodically is was a hassle, that's just life. Dare I say it....just quit whining...we are not going to schedule all events just so your school run is of paramount concern.

Posted by jrm, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:54 am

jrm is a registered user.

Steven....Hal is actually Julia, he posts under a number of names as he has indicated earlier (I won't waste time repeating them) I and others simply ignore his posts, fun to read sometimes but also a bit sad. Every town needs a lovable Gabby Hayes type. He reminds me of the town fool in my favorite movie of all time.."Blazing Saddles"

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:38 am

Hey are wrong again and again. Mr. Bailey is not Julia. I post only the truth, sorry it's hurts and everything you read is all mine. Julia Pardini from Alamo. I'm sure you are fine person, but truly misguided. Please send me something that Emily won't edit out so I may respond or are you afraid little Julia.

And to you Steven...thanks for listening to Julia. Remember what your mother always said..."sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt you". So Steven carry on, you make my day.

Again...Thanks for listening, especially jrm and Steven and those other fine critics of Julia from Alamo.

PS...Maybe you should listen more to Mr. Bailey...he seems to have his finger on the pulse.

Posted by jim, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

How many epople living in city of Danville? How many people enjoyed that stinky Summer night event? Do the math and go figure plz.

Posted by Bea, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:10 am

@samiam *GASP* You're asking a Danville Mommy to get our of her Lexus SUV, put down the cell phone and walk to pick up her precious??
My favorite is the Mom who pushes the jogger/stroller off the curb while yapping on phone then steps off the curb *LOL* who needs to look for traffic! sorry off topic..oh yeah Summer Nights!
Well I for one am enjoying the changes over the years no more drunks wandering the streets, peeing in lawns. Seems the event planners are really sticking to the 10:00 closing. Sure you get a few yahoo's that have to rev up and show how macho their auto/bike is but not like year's ago where even at 1 in the morning your windows were still rattling from revelers.

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:34 am

Hey jrm it appears your typing finger was moving quicker than your brain or you were so mad at little Julia that your thoughts just got muddied up....that's okay , at least you kept it clear and Emily didn't have to ding you.

BTW, the only reason you saw so many folks in town last night was because your self appointed council brain washed them...While you were spending your hard earned money in Danville the council was enjoying an evening out the way...on your dime.

Hey jrm...I'm just an old fashion gal...what is plz?

Thanks again jrm for listening, Julia from Alamo

Posted by Not happy!, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I was the one who said I was stuck in traffic for 2 blocks. What I left out was that it took me 15 minutes to get to the Diablo/680 area.

I am new to this area and was very surprised with the traffic. I didn't know what the problem was or how long it would take me to go the additional 2 blocks. I was debating whether I should try to find a parking spot at one of the businesses, but I was so close to the school and a few parking lots looked private, so I didn't stop. I now know!

With that said, I understand your assumption about me. Unfortunately, I am learning quickly that Danville residents have a bad reputation outside of Danville.

Posted by jrm, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Note to Julia Pardini, please read more closely, JIM and JRM are not the same, and no need to close with "thanks for listening" in that I generally ignore your snide and negative posts. I have commented earlier about your persistently downtrodden messages about our town, it must be a terrible way to go through life for you.

Posted by Oxymo Ron, a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Dear Dolores,

I believe we both liked to be thanked for listening because we are sincere in our efforts to inform our readers. Certainly, we should thank you for building a thoughtful readership during the initial years of The Danville Weekly. We can hope that more Diablo Views written in-depth by you will serve your readership that is somehow forgotten in the Danville EXpress presentation of press releases and unruly Forum content.

This exchange has challenged current commentators, many as pseudonyms sponsored by Gina's lack of terms of use control, to actually deal with the issue of access to neighborhoods and schools created by road closures in the primary corridors of Danville. It is a broad subject because the impact was north into Alamo and Diablo, East into Blackhawk and Dougherty Valley, and south into San Ramon.

The commentators need to explain what can be done differently so the overall Iron Horse corridor is not impacted. We were very fortunate that no fire and medical emergency occurred during this blockade of traffic. Commentators certainly need to focus away from too-popular defamation that is sponsored by EMCEB publishers' lack of control of such commentary.

We need your Diablo Views,

OX at

Posted by jojo, a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2010 at 5:41 pm

First for the new people its a town not a city.. second I along with many other people walk to town and enjoy the great place. But why last month do you let the Car Show people block West El pintado so people could not get to town and have no signs, help, planning.. so what do you do .. do it again this time with school getting out.. I saw people trying to take there loved ones back to Barrington Court- try telling them to walk !!!!! If your mom or dad needed medical help the fire department had to walk cause it was a parking lot up to El cerro.. all what I can say is plan better next year !!!!

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