Bill and I left early and put in another hour on the road to the Sunday show. This show is a large well known open show put on by the local car club. Just over two hundred entries were registered and spread over three parking areas. The weather was great, warm but with a nice breeze. Lots of door prizes were awarded and over one hundred awards. I enjoyed seeing many new cars and some old friends. Strangely the gauges bounced back on and stayed that way. I'll need to track down the cause now to get ready for the long drive next weekend to the Frog Follies.
Due to the task of tallying the scores of the judges in the first show, the awards were pretty late (as usual) and made the timing pretty tight for the run to the next show. My friend Fuz had planned on a different second show and had another hour farther to drive. He had brought his Pontiac instead of his T bucket which was in the shop after an accident. I arrived in plenty of time for my evening show held to support the local food bank. There were over fifty entries which were treated to burgers and games. I met up with friend Bill and made plans for the Sunday car show the next day. The predicted weather arrived about dark and the show broke up. All of the miles of bouncing around produced a loose connection in the gauges which shut off as I was leaving the park. Other than that the day was a success and fun with visits with several interested people.
This is the first time this summer I have been able to make it to three car shows over the weekend. The plan was to drive south from my home thirty miles to a Shriner hosted car show during the day on Saturday and leave as soon as the awards were over. Then it was back through my home town and on north another twenty miles or so to the next show in the evening. The first show had a good turn out with a lot of cars I hadn't seen before. The weather fore cast called for the chance of rain late afternoon, but the day was pleasant with lots of spectators and interest in the various entries. The trip was uneventful in spite of our rough highways.
I didn't think after spending five hours last weekend driving home from Kentucky that I would want to, but this weekend offered another car show to attend. Fortunately this one was much closer. The weather was great but windy and the cloud cover may have discouraged some but the show was successful with a pretty good turn out. Visited with several interested participants and spectators and also was given leads on engines for friend Bill's rod. The fixes on the luggage rack worked as it held up fine with our two chairs and my box. It was a good show, a good day, and a good trip.
I drove the hot rod to the St Rod Nats in Louisville KY. for the third time since it hit the road. The main problem on this trip is that the road hits back for 600 miles round trip. Didn't have any major mechanical failures, the new radiator fix held up fine and the replaced brake caliper worked as it should. Although when I finally got home I found that the pad on the same brake was breaking. It has since been replaced. The weather just like the rest of the country was hot and humid. I'm not sure how many others showed up but the highest entry number I saw, when I thought to look, was in the nine thousands. Spent the day Friday walking constantly looking at the rows of fine machinery and vendors. My son lives in the area another 40 miles south and after attending a grand daughter soccer game and working around his mini farm we returned to the Nats on Sunday. Probably 70% of the entries had left for home but that still leaves 3000 cars. Drove home Sunday evening and after five hours from south of Louisville to my home I was beat and wondering if 300 miles was way too far to drive in the shake, rattle, and bounce hot rod.