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Memorial weekend notebook

There were two car clubs in the park Sunday, parked smack center in the memorial day weekend. They were smaller clubs; the bigger of the two was about fifteen cars, though the number changed as people drove away or arrived. Before we arrived, I saw a pair of powder-sparkly blue vintage cars driving away down Scott Avenue. The fancy cars parked along Academy on the west side of Stadium Way were Chevy Impalas of different decades. Candy-colored. One of the car guys said candy color clubs are on their way out. At least for now. Itís a matter of technology. The cars are painted with lacquer paint, which are being replaced with water-based paints, as required by new environmental laws. A man named Fernando told Cindy Bennett, who visited the park with Madeleine, my daughter, and me, that the candy colors are not available in environmentally improved paints.

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