But off in the distance is exactly where they stayed. In fact, the majority of the cruise was 100-percent sunny, the wind died down later in the evening, and more and more cars managed to pack into the already crowded parking lot as the night wore on.
All the legendary car designers were well-represented. Virgil Exner's "forward look" styling was especially prevalent. Among the sweeping Chrysler Corporation products were a 1958 Plymouth coupe, a '58 Dodge convertible, a '63 Imperial, a '55 Chrysler 300, and a '61 Dodge Matador complete with cross-ram induction and swivel seats.
From the Bill Mitchell era of General Motors, there was a '64 Grand Prix with a 421 and luscious red leather, a few first-series Camaros including an outstanding blue '67 with dog dish hubcaps and redlines, a silver '65 Riviera with a beautiful blue vinyl interior, and several mid-'60s Corvettes.
From his pen we had a '54 Studebaker Champion and a '62 Studebaker Gran Turismo, among others.
One of the more popular aspects of this show is that they give out all kinds of door prizes. We bought $20 worth of tickets, but we ended up with a car wash bucket and a $25 gift certificate to Zona Rosa. That's perfect, because Abuelos was in my future for Father's Day.
It's no wonder that people hand around until the end to hear the results of the drawings.
So, um, yeah, I took a couple of pictures. 362 of them to be exact. And I didn't even get every car. That should give you a pretty good idea what kind of turnout they had there. Check out the slideshow below.