This might have been the first weekend in months that it wasn't 178-degrees in the shade. Of course, it looked like it was going to rain all day, and there was plenty of humidity. I got to the event pretty early for a change, and took up residence under the farmer's market canopy. I figured I would stay dry if it rained that way, and I got to watch most of the cars come in.
For example, I never realized that I was a huge fan of '67 Barracudas. But then there was a white one on the end with a white and red interior, ruby red stripes, and red line radial tires, and I gotta' tell ya', that thing was impressive. Something about the color, the 273-c.i. "Commando" V8, and the overall presentation of this car really stood out. Man, it was slick.
This one was finished in blue, with sort of a mustard yellow interior and engine theme, and it had a nicely detailed flathead with all the right speed parts. This retro/traditional look is really coming into vogue on hot rods these days, and I certainly don't have a problem with it. It looks like something someone would have driven in the early-'50s--only nicer!
A big, old one-ton Chevy with a long flatbed showed up a little later, and it was something you couldn't miss. Save for the bed, this thing was dead original. And the thing that made it really stick out was how loaded it was from the factory. It had the full Custom Cab treatment, with chrome grill and bumper, and even the rare red Custom Comfort seat option. I suspect that this was originally built as a motor home and not a farm truck, and the living quarters were just replaced with a wooden bed. Neat truck, though--and I would love to have that grill for mine.
This is the only car show I made it to this weekend, so I took a whole bunch of pictures--333 of them to be exact. Check them out in the slideshow below. Or for a better version of this slideshow,click this link.