Sunday, August 21, 2011
Parkville Days Riverfest Parade was just like the Woodward Dream Cruise. Sort of.
Now, Kansas City is obviously not Detroit, and we certainly don't have anything as epic as the annual Dream Cruise, but I did manage to sit in a lawn chair and take some pictures of neat cars as they drove by my location.
Actually, the crowds weren't all that huge, and most of them were sort of groaning. It rained just before the parade started, and there were a few more episodes as things got underway. Plus, I think half of Kansas City thinks downtown Parkville is underwater right now. It isn't, but all those news reports every TV station seemed to think they needed to do everyday when they thought the water might rise couldn't have been good for business.
If I could have kept one, it probably would have been the '93 Corvette Indy pace car. I mean, you just can't go wrong with that. But there was also a '66 Mercury Monterey convertible that would have to win the award for most unusual old car in the parade.
BHo also participated in the parade from the back of a Sebring convertible. It way be his last parade as Mr. Parkville, assuming they don't bring the contest back so he can defend his crown. The lady that has been running the pageant is retiring after more than 30 years, and we're still waiting to see if someone takes her place. They didn't do the contest this year, so that's not a good sign.
The slideshow below features photos from the 2011 Parkville Days Riverfest Parade, all taken from the comfort of my folding lawn chair. We might not have been the epicenter of the automotive universe Saturday morning, but we had to be a close eighth-to-seventeenth or so.