Guarding at The Classics in The Park Car Show July 13th 2019

 

The National Guard brought two of their vehicles to the Park for display. The first one was an APC or Armored Personnel Carrier. They were not entered in the show competition so I have no idea what year they would be. I am not familiar with military vehicles. So, please forgive me if my info is incorrect. 😀

 

The second vehicle was an Armored Humvee.

 

This year I arrived at the park around 9:30 am, because it was suppose to get pretty hot that day. I also had Nick with me this year. So as I went along taking photos of the cars, Nick took down their information on the clipboard. You can actually see his hands and the clip board in some of the photos. With his help we were able to get photos of 54 cars and their info down in just a little over an hour. Last year it took me a little over 2 hours to take photos and then backtrack to take down the info of the 66 cars.
Since I was there two hours earlier this year I took that into consideration for the decrease in the number of cars this year. I don’t think the actual cut off time to enter the show was until 11 AM. We were headed back to the pickup by 10:30, we were both tired and sweaty already. So I guess 12 more cars could have shown up before the day was done. 😀

 

There were twenty-one return entries this year. Among them were two of my favorites from last year, the 2013 yellow Dune Buggy and the 1964 pink VW Beetle, two Mustangs, a Stingray, and four Goats. Yes, I really went to a car show not to the farm or aquarium.

Notable Return Entries

Two of the returnies were worth giving special notice in this post.

This 1965 Chevy 10 Pickup has been entered every year that I have attended since 2014, I didn’t attend 2017’s show.

 

The one return entry that I was really exited to see was this 1956 Mercury Montclair.

The reason, I was anxious to see if they were able to get the interior finished.

I am happy to report that they were indeed able to complete it in a year’s time.

 

The before photos show how far they came with just plastic chairs bolted to the floor to make the drive to the show.

 

The after photos showing the beautiful end product. No, plastic chairs or debris littering the back “seat” either.

Favorite Pickup

I couldn’t decide which of these two pickups were my favorite this year.

I liked this Arrow. I think it was Plymouth’s small truck to compete with Ford’s Ranger and Chevy’s Luv pickups. I thought the paint job was cool. Do they call that paint detailing in actual car show lingo or is detailing when the interior gets super duper cleaned? Paint job just sounds so unprofessional.

 

The other pickup was this 1950 Chevy 5 window pickup. I came upon it from the rear, I liked how they did the bed cover. I really loved the color too. How can you not like all that chrome in the grill?

 

Favorite Car

I went a little gangster for my favorite car of this year’s show.

I vaguely remember hearing of the Hudson car company so this 1953 Hudson Super Wasp won favorite car with me. It reminded me of the cars you would see in old gangster movies. I mean look how well those back tires are protected from flying tommy gun fire. Ok, so maybe they didn’t use Tommy guns in the 50’s. Speaking of tires those are some really wide white walls. The windows were even protected with little awnings. (I didn’t know what else to call them. 😀 ) Those are some heavy duty bumpers and grill too.

 

Oldest Entry

And finally we will finish off this post with an oldie but a goody.

The oldest entry of this year’s show goes to this 1920 Sampson.

I wondered if they actually still had to crank it to get it started.

 

A photo gallery of all 54 entries can be found in the Menu Tab CARS at the top of my blog.

Go have a peek at the rest of the beautiful classics!

 

 

 

3 comments on “Guarding at The Classics in The Park Car Show July 13th 2019

  1. Had to look it up ’cause it looked a little crowded in there for it to be an APC. The ID (1057 ASV13) on the front got me to ASV – Armored Security Vehicle. Big Super Cop Car. 🙂

    The Hudson. You missed “Cars”??? 🙂 I like the gangster take too.

    The Montcalir. Wow! they did good!

    The Samson. Looks like a church on wheels. 🙂

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    • Ok I was two letters off on the ASV.
      I have seen Cars once years ago. Memory not what it use to be.
      That they did on the Montclair. I am usually not a fan of yellow as a car color, but they made it work.
      David said The Sampson looked like one of the first school buses to him.

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