Temps in the mid seventies and clear sunny skies, so I took a leisurely drive through the country on my way to another charity car show. Several unfamiliar builds showed up along with many that I've seen all summer in this area. The old guys were spread out this weekend so this was a solo show but I enjoyed the fresh BBQ and visited with interested spectators and show friends. I will apologize to the Shriners for leaving toward the end of the awards so that I could attend a second charity show over a hour away. Thanks, it was a good show and I enjoyed the day.
This weekend's show was held along with an antique engine and tractor show. Some of us fit right in. The weather was great and the entries were as always interesting and well done. My only complaint is that the roads through this part of rural Illinois are a hazard to hot rod suspensions. I kept looking back to watch for parts in the road, there and back though with no losses. Next weekend I'll look for a better way as I plan to come back to the same area and try for two shows in the same day.
This finally catches me up with the updates.
For the show this weekend, I met up with Bill and a couple of mustangs for an 80 mile each way drive to another town's summer festival. As is usually the case this car show part of the fest was for a charity, Wounded Warriors, and several hundred dollars was raised and in addition the 50/50 drawing was donated back to the worthy cause. Well done! The weather was hot again-still, no ice cream vendor but we enjoyed and appreciated the free iced water. I finally got to see some cars I had only heard about and was impressed again by what talented people can do. The old guys are going our separate ways next week but plans are being made to all head out to the Frog Follies together in a couple of weeks. This was an enjoyable show with 115 entries, we got there and back again with no problems
I met up with Fuzzy and a couple of new old guy friends at a small town summer celebration. This show is about an hour and a half drive (+-90 miles) and well worth the trip. There were lots of unfamiliar cars and spectators who asked questions about our rides. Fuzzy drove his T-bucket this time instead of the '36 Chevy truck. He is still trying to sell the bucket and wanted to show it off. I was surprised to be able to meet a couple of non-car show old friends and catch up on their lives. We old guys studied a lot of entries, people watched, and kept visiting the ice cream vendor. The weather has turned a little with temps in the high 80's, still a relief from what we've had with good breezes. The village and local car club, the Sundowners, put on a great event with near 100 entries and door prizes that included several 25$ gas cards. Well done!! As ususal we all left with plans to meet again next weekend at another show down the road.
Catching up on my journal again.
The weather has returned to hot again and then some. The old guys were early enough to get some shade (plus fuzzy's canopy) and a fair breeze. This show has grown a lot over the last couple of years and features some really fine machines. In addition, if you're into tractors there were rows and rows of them. It makes me feel good when anyone is interested enough to ask questions about my hot rod and there were a couple this show who wanted the full tour. Thanks!! In spite of the heat we all had a good day, swaped stories, had a lot of trivia answers, and Fuzzy trophied again for sixth time lately. His '36 is a very popular ride and is usually recognized at award time. Other than the AC'less ride, the hot rod trips have been good, there and back again with no problems and safely.