I am, admittedly, not a car, hot rod, muscle car enthusiast, BUT, I have to tell you that this show was fun!!! Right from the minute we pulled into the show area I could see colors, and shine, and love all over the place!
One thing about these vintage cars that is immediately apparent is the amount of work, time and money that has been put into each and every one of these vehicles. Even as you’re just walking through the show area, owners have their polishing rags out to ensure there isn’t one fingerprint or smudge to be seen. Once you start talking to the owners you’ll instantly realize, as we did, that these are all labors of love. These people are passionate about their old cars and trucks and it shows in every detail they put into restoration and/or preservation. There is such pride in what they’ve accomplished and what they still hope to be able to do that you just can’t help but take on some of that enthusiasm.
Brilliant reds, greens, oranges, blues and so many variations of custom colors are truly a visual delight. Looking closer at some of the interiors, trunks, wheels and “accessories” will certainly help you appreciate the amount of hours each vehicle has had put into it. Just to make it fun, we saw one with a Minnie Mouse in the front seat and another will a little boy doll next to the grille. One of my favorites was an orange Grand Torino with a vintage matching orange Coca Cola cooler sitting right next to it. It’s the little things that amuse me!
So, here’s the lesson learned on this adventure! Don’t summarily dismiss an event just because the theme doesn’t particularly interest you – go for the scenery, go for the colors, go for the people you will meet that will make a lasting impression on you.
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