Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Sunday Gladstone Hy-Vee Cruise is the place to go for Maid-Rites
Luckily, I was wrong. It wasn’t the Cruise of the Century or anything like that, but there were actually quite a few cars and people hanging out in the Gladstone Hy-Vee parking lot.
I’m not a Plymouth ‘Cuda expert, but there was a red one there that I’m thinking was a ’73. Anyway, the real surprise on that car was the interior, which had some very ‘70s-ish crushed red velvet inserts. I think it was leftover material from when Hugh Hefner had his couch redone. It was definitely not the upholstery I was expecting to see in there. If nothing else, it had to be a real conversation piece.
For the most part, this cruise had the usual assortment of Tri-Five Chevys, familiar hot rods, and memorable muscle cars that we’ve seen numerous times at cruises all over Kansas City’s north side. But there’s never anything wrong with looking at them again.
OK, enough commentary. I know you’re here for the pictures anyway. So there they are, right down there, in the slideshow below.