Sunday, July 10, 2011
ASRA Midwest Vintage Weekend brought a nice collection of pre-1949 street rods to Riverside
But the other thing they had to deal with was an unprecedented Missouri River flood. So while this was supposed to take place in the picturesque E.H. Young Riverfront Park in Riverside, it was moved to the decidedly less picturesque Park Hill High School parking lot.
It wasn't bad, though. There were lots of great cars that I've never seen before, including a large group that came in from Illinois. Pete & Jakes brought the California Kid car and their slick Jake's Coupe.
I am normally not a big fender skirts fan, but my favorite car there was a black-over-red, bagged '36 Ford with full skirts. That car just looked great to me.
And as much as I like older, traditional hot rods, there was a yellow '69 Camaro Z/28 in the spectator area that was pretty hard not to love. Black and white houndstooth upholstery, Rally Sport package; insert Tim Allen grunt here.
If you like older model street rods and hot rods, whether done in traditional or modern style, there's bound to be something you like in the slideshow below. So check out the photos of the sun-drenched Midwest Vintage Weekend.