Charlie Neuman’s Car Wins Award at South San Francisco Toy & Food Car Show
By · November 7, 2014
Every year for many years,, Ray Camacho and his daughter, Santana, put on a Toy and Food Drive Car Show to benefit the less fortunate families for the holidays. This year it was no different.
Here is Ray with his 1954 Corvette Nomad that he built, advertising the Toy and Food Drive Car Show for this year. They had a wonderful turnout with many prizes and raffle drawings.
They gathered approximately (143) bags of food and 160 Toys. The Sponsors were very giving and supportive this year. Ray tells me they may buy more food and toys. The food was donated to the Resource Center and RayTana & Associates will have their 2nd. Annual Toy Distribution and Luncheon on December 13th. (last year they serviced 130 children with toys & lunch for the children & parents). Santa was present & the children had their picture taken with Santa AND were able to go home with a very nice framed picture.
Saturday, November 1, 2014, local South San Francisco resident, Charlie Neuman's car won an award for Outstanding Car in the Annual Toy and Food Car Show. I was lucky enough to present this award.
In this photo, you see Charlie with his award,. Charlie's car is a 1967 Morris Minor , 2-Door Saloon. It's fuel tank holds only 6.5 gallons but gets 32 miles to the gallon!!! Pretty good. Its cruising speed is 65 mpg.
The price new was $1,555.
I spoke with Charlie and he told me his mother used to work at the Morris Minor car factory in Oxford, England, sending them all over the globe. He purchased it in 2006 from a retired police officer who hoped Charlie could restore it. Charlie feels lucky that he was the one to make that happen. It is beautiful, don't you think?
To the left and behind Charlie's car is a 1953 Ford. It is owned by Robert Nicholson of Daly City. According to Charlie, Mr. Nicholson bought it because it was like his original car growing up. It has 88,000 miles on it. Wow, that's quite a lot for a car of that age.
Interesting enough, when I was in high school, my boyfriend at the time, who is now my husband, had a 1953 red Ford just like this one. In fact, it was the first car in the parking lot at El Camino High School!
Ray and his daughter host this ever year on the first Saturday of November. So watch for it next year, bring your donations and enjoy the car show.