Dozens of big, cool and unusual 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.
Probably the most familiar theme car in America, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Another theme car, this one made to look like an old Radio Flyer red wagon.
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.
A young boy sits behind the wheel of a drag racer from the Sacramento Raceway. Good thing they took away the keys first.
A SWAT truck from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.