Monday, October 3, 2011
Beautiful day, beautiful cars at the 2011 Gladfest Car Show
That’s usually the reaction of first-time visitors to the annual Gladfest Car Show, which is held during Gladstone, Missouri’s big Gladfest celebration each fall. The multi-day event features a parade, a carnival, musicians, vendors, and more, so it’s easy to see how a car show could get lost in the shuffle.
Another perfect fall day also encouraged some owners of higher quality rides to get them out of the garage before the season changed. There were several things out there that I hadn’t seen all year.
I could keep going on about the nice cars at this show: the ’61 Pontiac, the ’61 Oldsmobile, the Cord hot rod, various Corvettes and Camaros, the Morris Minor panel, a pretty ’56 Desoto, and on, and on. And this doesn’t even get into the KC Slammers model car show that took place inside the community center. But instead, I’ll just let you decide what’s cool for yourself. Below, you’ll find more than 350 pictures in the slideshow. When you’re through that, you may just realize how big this show really is.