By Dr. John Baeke

For the fan who wants to get up close to the actors and players, the place to be is backstage at the theater, in the locker room at the big game — or in the Mission Santa Ines parking lot at the Solvang Independence Day parade.

During the pre-parade staging in the parking lot is the time for the car lover to have the best chance to see some pretty cool old cars and meet their owners.

Thank you again, Solvang Rotary Club.  It was a great parade.