Had a busy weekend with shows on Saturday and Sunday again. The first was a street show in the middle of town as part of a Cheese Festival. There were eighty some cars and lots of ones I had seen before but several new to me. Met up with people I knew and more that I didn't. The weather was great and the trip was okay. Got some leads on cars like mine that were being built. The second show was only a few blocks away from where I live and was again part of a festival, this for popcorn. Over 140 cars entered and the weather held put. Spent the day visiting with friends and totally forgot to take photos. All in all a great weekend.
Most of the shows I've been to use a top" number" for the judging which I'm sure makes it easier on the judges and probably forstalls bad feelings. This is fine by me, my only gripe is why awards are given to brand new cars. All of the shows I've gone to that were not restricted by year gave awards to 2010 and 2011 Camaroes/Mustangs/Challengers. Why????
Went back to the Frog Follies this year, the second time in my hot rod. This was a great show as always, the last number I heard on Saturday was 4037 I think. The weather was warm but not the HOT and HUMID of years past. I found a new way to go down by cutting over to Sullivan IN and it was a much better ride than before. Saw lots of magazine quality rods and got lots of picture takers looking at mine. Why does everyone laugh at my bed?? We parked in the hollow just west of the gate in the shade and watched the rods drive in when we weren't wandering around. The line for spectators was backed up to 41 all day long. The only casualty was a rock chip in my chopped windshield that will have to be taken care of before it breaks further. We also noted more rods built along the lines of mine than in the last couple of years.
After the cookout show on Saturday I scraped the bugs off the windshield and went to another show on Sunday. This is a big show for our area, almost 200 cars, and lots of first class rides. The weather was great and even got to park in the shade. Went with two friends during the show to see one's latest project, a '32 roadster. Gonna be nice. The host club gave out bunches of door prizes, I got shop towels, never enough of those. Next show is this weekend about two hours away...The Frog Follies.
This week end was a twofer. Saturday drove up to a local car club's hamburger cookout. Entry got you up to four hamburgers, chips and drinks. The weather cooperated with a good breeze all evening and a good time was had by all. I tried to take some pictures of the new paint but on review there were lots of shadows, then didn't think to get a group shot until late. Too busy visiting I guess.
Went to another local show. Hadn't been to this one before but it was a good show. The cars and trucks eventually out grew the space, more came than had before. The lane in front, in the pictures between two rows of cars, was filled and then the space behind. There were some very nice cars there. I should have gotten pictures of them. The show was part of an antique tractor and engine exhibit, some very interestng stuff. Needless to say the high 90's temperature didn't make the day go any faster. Made it there and back with no troubles. The paint on the hood was finally done, and I installed weather strip, at least on the drivers door, which really helped keep out hot air coming in at the front.