Around Bosco: Annual Father and Son Car Show Reaches Record Attendance
by Brett Baligad
Last weekend, the Brave community welcomed students and their fathers at the annual Father and Son Car Show.
Landing with a POW, over one hundred cars showed up to this year’s superhero-themed car show. Plenty of fathers and sons showed up with a BANG, repping their favorite superhero apparel. With the recent opening of The Batman, Gotham’s caped crusader proved to have had the most love. This year’s event had an outstanding two hundred students and fathers attend.
The Sunday morning began with mass in the Chapel presided by Fr. Ted Montemayor. During his procession, Fr. Ted was welcomed by Theater Director Martin Lang who accompanied the piano for the service. Upon entering, students were given their ‘Participation Passport’ that, if fully completed, would be their ticket for being entered for a chance to win an Xbox Series S later in the afternoon. With plenty of more incentives, students and their fathers were more inclined to visit all of the activities the Car Show had to offer.
Following the mass, students were free to visit all of the classic, muscle, and sports cars the intramural field had to offer. The event sponsor this year was Team Mopar 360 who showed with the majority of the vehicles. On top of this, many unique cars made an appearance too.
“I honestly thought the beach van and classic cop car were super cool. They aren’t something you see all the time. I was really surprised to see a comic book-themed car, it looked almost like Hot Wheels,” said junior Dominic Garcia.
Superhero-themed cars made their way onto the scene too. Bosco welcomed a Batmobile-inspired 2014 Dodge Viper and 2006 Dodge Charger, a Captain America-inspired 2014 Shelby GT500 along with many more.
“The Batmobile was one of my favorites. The Green Lantern Mustang was really cool too but the Dodge Viper was one of the coolest ones at the show,” said Dominic.
Not too long after the mass, fathers and sons gathered around the senior square to enjoy breakfast as a community. Along with the buffet breakfast, Bosco hosted a snack bar to keep car owners, students and fathers filled up all day long.
As breakfast concluded, activities, raffles, and silent auctions became open to the community.
The most notable prizes were baseball memorabilia signed by Evan Longoria ‘03, movie tickets and gift baskets featuring team gear of a number of Bosco teams.
This year’s activities included a tug-o-war competition (the fathers won a convincing 2-0 for the second year in a row), a carnival high striker (hammer smash), half-court competition, a Bosco Bread Company popup that featured their fresh baked goods and, of course, plenty of cars to check out.
“As a baseball guy, I wished I would have won the baseball bat from Evan Longoria. As for the activities, the half-court completion was probably the best game,” said junior Sam Hentges.
To close out the day, the winner was announced for the Bosco Award and the winner of the Xbox Series S. The 2022 Bosco Award went to a 1932 Ford Coupe and 1965 Mustang Fastback. The Mustang was owned by Bosco senior Matteo Chacon. Sophomore Matt Carillo went home big with the Xbox Series S.
“Honestly I was really surprised to win. I hardly ever win raffles. Going into the event, all I was looking forward to was spending time with my dad but winning the Xbox was a nice touch,” said Matthew.
After the conclusion of the show, Bosco was happy to see that this year’s Father and Son Car Show found such huge success. With plenty of new and returning faces, the Bosco community can only expect more participants, more cars and better prizes for years to come.