Sacramento Public Library

Big Wheels roll past Franklin

9/25/2013
Second annual event a big success despite downpour.
 
Dozens of big, cool and unusual vehicles rolled over to the Franklin Community Library for the second year on Saturday, September 21.
 
We had a great turnout—even with the final hour of the event called off due to an early fall downpour. We’re planning on Big Wheels becoming an annual event each year at Franklin—one of two libraries we have in the great Elk Grove Community. Big Wheels is part of our already-annual Library Card Signup Month festivities, a national effort to get people to sign up for library cards each September.
 
Here are some photos from this year’s event.
 
Wienermobile
Probably the most familiar theme car in America, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
 
Radio Flyer
Another theme car, this one made to look like an old Radio Flyer red wagon.

Aerial View
To get an idea of how big the event was—and how huge some of vehicles on display were—we had a photographer go 170 feet up (yes, 170 feet!) in a “cherry picker” bucket on a truck owned by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Yeah, it makes us a little dizzy, too.
 
dragster kid.jpg
A young boy sits behind the wheel of a drag racer from the Sacramento Raceway. Good thing they took away the keys first.
 
SWAT.jpg
A SWAT truck from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.


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