Monday, July 4, 2011
No, Parkville isn't flooded. Yes, they had their annual Fourth of July parade. Yes, there were some nice cars in it
But that wasn't enough to stop the annual Fourth of July Parade, which snaked its way down Main Street just like it always does. Luckily, the heart of downtown remains unaffected by the flooding so far.
The neatest group has to be the Model A club. Those cars are amazing. Where most old cars would overheat in the hot, humid conditions, those Model A's just tick down the road with no trouble at all. And they had a long line of the bulletproof Blue Ovals representing the Daughters of the Revolution.
The truck did pretty well, but I was concerned about overheating. I've never had a problem with that in this truck, but it was so hot, I didn't want to chance it. Luckily, I never had to worry about it, because most of the parade was downhill, so I just shut her down and coasted most of the way. I heard a lot of comments along the way about how quiet people thought the old truck ran. Someone even thought it was electric!
Beneath this story is a slideshow with all the cars and trucks that were in the Parkville Fourth of July Parade. My sister, Heidi Andre, was the photojournalist this time. She really did work hard at it, and I appreciate her efforts. Check 'em out!