In my neck of the woods it's festival time. It seems as if there are alot of fall festivals now and lots of them have car shows. I drove up to the Honey Bee fest to enjoy the car show there. Met lots of show friends and some new ones. I always enjoy when people ask about my ride and we can talk about what I tried to do. I get a kick out of the way people seem to find my project "strange" but cool. There were good comments and interesting visits. The visitors got to see some really fine cars and trucks, even though the weather was cool and damp. It was another good day, even got a door prize.
I drove the hot rod up state to my son's for the weekend and after the usual grandkid stuff on Saturday we went on to Chicagoland Speedway for the Goodguys event. The weather was iffy, had rained most of the night and there lots of puddles on the infield so no autocross which I had wanted my son to see. Lots of magazine cars, interesting people, and things to look at. The weather kept many away on Sunday, or they had left already but still many hot rods to study. A great day with my son. I know I usually complain about the roads but I55 was horrible, they were putting more new holes in with our taxes. I need a good two lane way to get there next time.
When the cruise left the Moonshine Store we drove up to Martinsville to take in a car show and visit with the people there. Next stop on the agenda was west on the highway to Greenup IL where the cruisers stopped at a real ice cream parlor and soda fountain. The Candy Kitchen has been in business for many years.
I dropped out of the road tour here to do other stuff but the group's plans were to go on to a local winery and vineyard and then through a covered bridge. It was a great trip and a good day. The weather was fine and so was the company. I will look forward to next year.
I found a group on the 'net that were cruising down to my neighborhood to visit a local landmark. Imet up with the group of about 20-30 cars as they came into Casey IL where I live. I got in line after some intros and we headed down the highway. The destination is a little country store that has recieved national recognition for serving hamburger lunches to thousands of bikers, car clubs, and tourists. The business I think started out as a simple country store for farmers and oil field workers. Handy because it is in the middle of nowhere surrounded by fields and country roads. Moonshine IL has served something like 1200 bikers at one time and has been featured on TV and in several publications. The group had lunch, visited and car looked and then took to the country roads for the next stop.
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