Saturday, September 18, 2010
Ol' Marais River Run in Ottawa, Kan., had many cars, mini cars, and a park full of family fun. Coverage and pictures!
O'l Marais has been expertly presented by the Over the Road Gang Car Club for 24-years now, and the turnout well-exceedes 1,000 hot rods, muscle cars, and specialty vehicles.
By the way, Forest Park is a huge, very picturesque location to have this event, with plenty of trees and shade, and lots of space for cars and vendors. Some folks decided to drive around the park most of the day, which is what you do with cars, I suppose. But the trail was easily clogged with cars and foot traffic, so a pass took some patience.
Later, we went for the walk-through. And we walked. And we walked. My dad told my mom later that we must have walked 24-miles. That was probably a bit of an exaggeration, but as humid as it was out that day, and as many cars as we stopped and looked at, it was easily 24-miles on the "feels like" index.
The 2010 Ol' Marais River Run is a very fun show with an endless supply of neat cars. But my favorite part about it was that I was able to hang out with my dad and enjoy a nice day. That's something that gets less and less common all the time, as the pressures of family and work often put our time together on the back-burner. Old cars are great, and I love 'em. But that father-son time is what really made the show for me.
Check out the slideshow below for more than 300 pictures from the 2010 Ol' Marais River Run!