So big was the Nebraska Furniture Mart that even when my family moved to
still bought new furniture from the Kansas City
retailer. And it wasn't just them,
either. Turns out that lots of Kansas
Citians took advantage of the deals from the giant store. Omaha
Anyway, I said all of that to say this: they also have a pretty nice annual car show there. The Friends and Family Car Show, which was held last Saturday in the Furniture Mart's parking lot, managed to draw in 100 nice cars in spite of cloudy and threatening skies. Even better, they raised $1,080 for the Dream Factory.
It had been stored in my sister's garage since before Christmas, and I went over the night before to get it cleaned up and ready to go. It started up nice, but as I was rolling down her 30-degree banked driveway, I soon realized that the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. Luckily, I also found out that the emergency brake still worked before any real damage was done. But I wasn't able to get it to the show.
Dad also brought his '61 Corvette, which is obviously more interesting to show-goers than my 15-year-old Chevy. Way to steal my thunder, dad.
As usual, there were some really interesting cars there. Several Modifieds that raced at Lakeside Speedway the night before made it out. They had them all cleaned up so nice that you never would have known they were plowing through the mud and dirt just a few hours prior.
The selection was pretty diverse, which means there was something of interest for nearly every automotive taste.
It was a nice car, but I may not have thought that much about it if it hadn't had a very rare interior option. This car was equipped with an unusual Strato-Bench Seat. It also had a fold-down rear seat. Most people seem to think buckets and consoles are the way to go, but I really think it's cool to see something different once in awhile.
Anyway, to see pictures of a good show that supported a good cause, look at the slideshow below.