1. The Centuries play rockabilly hits for the crowd
2. This 1955 Ford Victoria is nicknamed “Victoria’s Secret”
3. A woman photographs a 1954 Ford pickup with its original paint job
4. A couple strolls through the car show with dog in tow
On Sunday, April 23, a whole lotta shakin’ was goin’ on when the rockabilly band The Centuries played for an audience of Playa Vista’s coolest cats. Both ankle-biters and Daddy-Os had a blast eyeballing some souped-up, vintage hotrods.
Richard Dearmis bought his cherry red 1956 Chevrolet in 1989 with the plan to restore it all on his own, right down to the paint job. Dearmis’ claims passion for cars started when he was eight. “I started working on my dad’s car — he thought I was crazy — but I took it apart, put it back together again,” he recalled.
Barry Fein took a different approach when it came to restoring his 1955 Ford Victoria, nicknamed Victoria’s Secret. “I let the professionals do the hard work — but I paid for it,” he said. Fein’s passion for cars started when he was in high school and would go to the drag races with his friends.
— Shanee Edwards