“We didn’t realize how unique this would be for international tourists; having a car like this is illegal in most countries,” said Justin Plackett while sitting with his wife, Andrea, in their stretched 1927 Ford Model T. Justin has been taking folks on tours in the Santa Barbara Hot Rod Limo for about a year now. The Hot Rod Limo was even featured in a French TV commercial about the California coast. “We figured with the weather here, this would be a great town for something like this,” added Andrea.
“I was playing Pictionary with my daughter, and she was so surprised I could draw, so I started drawing again!” said Gino Pagliaro, while standing next to his booth, Portraits by Pawcasso, at the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show on Cabrillo Boulevard. Gino is a retired physical-education professor from Antelope City College who now sells paintings and does commissioned portraits of Santa Barbara’s pets.