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09-16-2014 07:36 AM 166-32 Fall Festival Season
A really great day for a car show and a drive there and back. Fall cool, clear and sunny, makes for an ideal day for visiting with friends while looking at fine customs and hot rods. I was especially glad to see a fellow ''Old Guy'' who had some health issues show up in his almost finished '32 roadster. It's the real deal from original parts, two four barrels on a 327 with a four speed. I even got some good advice for taking a little temp out of the radiator and we even discussed a wild idea involving a heater core. The show drew forty or fifty entries and most enjoyed the fall festival around the town square with great food booths and entertainment. An especially fine fall day.


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09-14-2014 05:02 PM 165-31 Dog and Suds
A local car club held a monthly Friday night cruise-in at their home town Dog and Suds root beer drive-in. About 30 or so cars drove in that evening. I met with fellow ''Old Guy'' Tom with his '27 T coupe and parked early, had a mug of root beer and watched as others arrived. It turns out that this establishment is the original second location for the franchise and has the only still functional standing historic sign. A landmark in Robinson IL. The evening went well with cars arriving or cruising through the cool fall like weather. Tom told me and others about his newly road worthy T build and plans for one of his Studebakers. We planned to meet again for a cruise next weekend but we were both headed to different car shows the next day.


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09-07-2014 09:07 AM 164-30 A nice little show
The next day after the Friday ASRA show was an easy 20 mile drive to a small town homecoming car show. I was told this was their first effort at a car show and the weather was questionable (it WANTED to rain but didn't) so the turnout was low but the entrants had a good day and the organizers did a good job. One of my fellow ''Old Guys'' made it in his newly completed '26 model T coupe. We discussed and compared build styles and ideas and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with each other and interested spectators. In keeping with our club motto of ''it's always something'', the constant hammering of Illinois' rough roads a connection for the gauge power has shaken loose so it needs a fix before next weekend's car show.


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09-07-2014 08:55 AM 163-29 ASRA Vintage Weekend
This spin off association was holding one of their national events over the weekend in Decatur IL. Having never attended any of their shows before I thought it worth a look. They no longer require all entrants to be members so even I was welcome. It was about an hour and a half drive (with no heat problems) not counting the half hour wait for the grain train to unblock the crossing. There were some very fine rides there but surprisingly only about thirty entries during the day on Friday. I had followed a friend who is a member along with fellow ''Old Guy'' Fuzzy Ron and we hadn't intended to stay for the evening so possibly the number of street rods would go up when people got off work on this Friday afternoon. We talked to members and were told that attendance at all of their shows had fallen off. Any way we enjoyed the day and the street rods that were there.


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09-03-2014 09:44 AM 162-28 Popcorn Festival
Just five blocks from my garage is the city park where the Popcorn Fest car show is held. I went over early to park in the shade but was not the first there. One of the Old Guys was already parked. Friends from the Wheels car club rolled in and parked next to mine. The day was cloudy off and on and ''fairly'' warm but with a good breeze. Over one hundred entries filled the corner of the park and good crowds wandered through all day. It was a great day. One of the best things about this show was that I got to see the runner-up for Street Rod of the Year (at GoodGuys Columbus). John Fry's '40 LaSalle coupe is astounding and of course rightly won Best of Show. Some time back I posted build pictures of this coupe and it turned out even better than I would have imagined. The rest of the day went well visiting with spectators, friends, and family as well as breaks for a great fish dinner, cobbler and ice cream, and even free popcorn. The drive there and back was uneventful with no heat problems.


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