I had been looking forward to this show in hopes of meeting up with a friend that I had yet to see this summer. This show is usually a big one for this area in south central Illinois. The day was warm early and there were cars out on the road going the same way, which is a good sign. It turned out that 145 entries came in. They parked me in about the same spot I've had several times before. Included in the four Old Guys that showed up was the guy I wanted along with his real '32 Ford roadster. He had finished the top over the winter and finalized the paint the way he wanted it and it works really well. Not to mention the dual quad, 327 small block, four speed, and aluminum panel interior, it is a really fine ride. And a cool guy. Had a great day visiting with car guys and spectators, and driving my hot rod.
This weekend had a chance to go to three shows, two on Saturday and another on Sunday. This show was along with an antique tractor and engine show. There were not as many entries for the cars as in the past but some really fine rides were there and very interesting antiques as well. Five Old Guys showed up for this one. The awards were cool hollow glass bricks that were lights with the show art on the front. The day went well and the drive there and back was just as bumpy as I remembered for past shows.
This weekend is full of car shows, and Saturday was a two show day. I drove about an hour north to a show in the town park that filled up with way over one hundred entries. There were five Old Guys in the show with some award winners. We had a good day visiting and checking out the other entries and the included BBQ lunch. Some very unique rides showed up and the weather helped with a steady breeze although fairly warm. The plan was to go on back south with a couple of other Old Guys to another show in the evening.
After the first show gave out the awards we loaded up and went for a short drive through the country to go around yet another bridge construction. This show was in a smaller town and as part of the entry we were entitled to four hamburger meals with chips and drinks. It was a nice evening and several more Old Guys were there including one that hadn't shown up yet this summer. It was a good day.
This was the second year for this show and I missed it last year, held at a VFW about 40 some miles away. The weather was typical summer, warm but with a decent breeze in the shade where we were parked. There were several Old Guys in attendance and Old Guy Bobby even came away with the best of show for his ''peach'' of a '36 Ford. We enjoyed the burgers and BBQ and most every one of the 40 entries received a cool glass plaque. The trip went well even with the warm temps as the radiator kept 200* there and back. That may be my new normal temperature with the 16'' fan. Gearing up for next week end and three shows to see.