Second Annual Clean Air Car Show in South Pasadena: July 20th, 2008

Clean Air Car ShowFor anyone who’s interested and in the area, on July 20th the second annual Clean Air Car Show in South Pasadena will be highlighting auto manufacturers with hybrids and low emissions vehicles, along with the next generation of these and other alternative energy vehicles.

Since California is the largest market for hybrids and other low emissions vehicles, the show should be full of new models trying to capture this large Southern California market. For more information, see the press release:

(South Pasadena, CA) – The City of South Pasadena, in association with State Senator Gilbert Cedillo and Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, will once again present its free Clean-Air Car Show and Film Festival on Sunday, July 20, 2008. The success of last year’s inaugural event demonstrated that the public is eager to learn about the new technologies that can lead to cleaner, more healthful air for people and pets, help reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, address growing concerns over global warming, and strengthen our national and economic security. Like last year, the show will be part of an effort to promote cleaner, more efficient alternatives to the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine by showcasing emerging alternatives like Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Electric, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Ethanol, and Biodiesel vehicles.

Free movies centering on environmental themes are planned to be shown throughout the day at the historic Rialto Theatre. In addition, the popular mini-seminars on environmental topics will once again be held in the Stage Tent.

Last year an estimated 3,500 people from around the region were drawn to this charming San Gabriel Valley city, nestled between Los Angeles and Pasadena. “Southern California is one of the largest markets for clean-air cars, and South Pasadena is the perfect place to see them all,” says South Pasadena Councilmember Michael Cacciotti. “I’ve had people tell me that last year’s show helped them pick their next car, and they learned more about the environment and air quality. With gasoline prices at an all-time high and rising, attending this year’s show will be even more appealing.”

Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available. Manufacturers, reps, and sellers are encouraged to contact the City of South Pasadena to get involved.

For more details, visit . To sign up for exhibit space and/or a sponsorship, please contact Jeannie Chiu at 626-403-7239.

About South Pasadena:

The City of South Pasadena is a full service City of 25,000 that maintains its own Police and Fire departments, an active Parks and Recreation program and an outstanding Public Library. South Pasadena is also known for its commitment to an excellent public school system and support for a thriving business community with unique shops and restaurants. All of these things combine to maintain the small-town atmosphere that makes South Pasadena one of California’s most desirable locations. Learn more at



In a past life, Clayton was a professional blogger and editor of Gas 2.0, Important Media’s blog covering the future of sustainable transportation. He was also the Managing Editor for GO Media, the predecessor to Important Media.