Cars ranged from 1911 models to 1941 as the Galt Area Historical Society rolled out the red carpet on Sunday for its 25th annual Old-Car Show out in the country at McFarland Ranch.
Six Galt residents displayed their cars along with two from Lodi and one each from Lockeford, Acampo and Herald out on the historic ranch on Orr Road between Galt and Thornton.
Not only that, three cars made the trek from the Bay Area, one each from Dublin, Richmond and Mountain View.
One of the more interesting vehicles was a 1923 Dodge Brothers owned by Sherrin Grout of Columbia. She’s the third generation in her family to own the truck. Her grandfather bought it in the 1920s, and her father, Robert C. Grout, who died in 2011, learned to drive it in Coloma in the 1930s.
The Old-Car Show is held each year to show off vintage automobiles and raise money for the historical society. In addition, visitors were given tours of the spiffed-up McFarland House, named after Galt pioneer John McFarland, who named the community after Galt, Ontario, Canada, where he once lived.
McFarland was a successful grain farmer who owned 3,800 acres in the area. He settled at the ranch that bears his name in 1857.
The house restoration is almost complete, according to the historical society. The ranch hosts more than 4,000 elementary school students each year from San Joaquin and Sacramento counties.
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