Estrada Honored During Visit


Featured guest at the Greenville Graffiti Car Show Saturday was actor Erik Estrada.

The actor is best known for his role in the action television police series “CHiPS,” which ran from 1977 to 1983.

The line to meet Estrada and get his autograph was long. Due to rain, his appearance was moved inside, allowing fans to also stay dry.

Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner gave Estrada a brief break in the early afternoon to honor him. Gaffner pointed out that the turnout for autographs was the largest in the history of the event. He shared from a proclamation, declared Saturday “Erik Estrada Day”, and presented Estrada with a key to the city.

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Estrada said he had a good time in Greenville. He said when he was doing “CHiPS”, he was “just doing it” and was glad to have a steady job as an actor. He said it’s special to hear from fans 35 years later who were really touched by the show.

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This was the 8th annual Greenville Graffiti Car Show. Although this year’s show had some rain, 75 cars from the area and several states were in the event.

Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner presents Erik Estrada with a proclamation and a key to the city.

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