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. πŸ˜€

 

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. πŸ˜€

 

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. πŸ˜€ ) 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!

 

 

 

Sixty Six Cars Shown at 2018 Classics in the Park

Well it was time for the annual Classics in the Park Car Show. I will go through the more interesting entries in this post. I will then add the whole shooting match to the CARS tab in the Menu at the top of my blog.

Let’s get things started with a couple of works in progress.

This is a cute little delivery van. It has not even been started yet. I think it has potential though.

This is a 1962 International Harvester Metro Mite Delivery Van

 

Next we have this yellow and white car. I thought it looked great. Then as I was about to walk away I noticed something about the interior. It was not redone yet, just a couple of plastic chairs bolted to the floor. It made me chuckle.

1956 Mercury Montclair

 

 

Now let us move on to my favorite pickup truck of the show. It was restored to Awesome. I loved all the wooden parts. Especially the wooden spoked wheel rims.

1926 Dodge Truck

 

I moved on around the circle of cars writing down the years and makes in my journal first, then I would go back and take the photos. I practically squealed with delight when I got to the next two cars. I mean who doesn’t love this car and it was pink my second favorite color!!

1964 VW Bug

 

I have loved this car since I recieved a purple toy one for my second birthday. I also had a orange pedal car when I was four years old. That was the only draw back this real one was not purple.

2013 VW Dune Buggy

 

Then we have a Mystery Car. It had no show entry paper in the window. I then looked for any type of car logo. There were not even any clues in the interior. The only thing I found was Ford on the air filter cover of the engine. Ok, that was a start. From attending other year’s shows it looked to me like it may be a 1940s era and a coupe. I asked the people sitting at the truck next to it if they knew for sure what it was. They were not sure either. The one gentleman said that the owner had been there a while ago, but he didn’t see him now.

The Mystery Car

1940s Ford Coupe?

 

This one did not have a show entry either. I was pretty sure what it was though. Just could not tell you an exact year.

70s Blue Chevy Corvette

Next we have this very bright orange fellow with a nice bit of artwork on it.

 

1948 Chevy Delivery Truck

 

This next one is really neat. It was painted up like the Red Baron’s Plane. The owner talked with me about it. He said that a famous car artist asked to do a drawing of his car. He was passing out baseball cards of the artwork that the artist did. The owner was really honored by this. He said the only draw back was now he couldn’t make changes to the car or else the artwork would just be “just another drawing”. I was about to walk away when I noticed the very cool radiator cap.

1926 Chevy Chopped Model T Coupe

 

This entry had a matching pop-up camping trailer.

1936 Chevy Truck

and

1935 Kozy Camper

 

Another non entry. This was an unknown year black Ford Pickup Truck.

Black Ford Pickup Truck

 

As my title says there were 66 cars in the park. There were four that were non entry cars. I forgot to take a picture of one of them it was a black and white Chevy. It was similar to a Belair but I was not sure. So that leaves us with 62 actual entries. Only 9 of the entries were return entries from the previous years of 2015 and 2016. I know for sure that this entry was present three of the last 4 years. I did not attend in 2017.

Β 1965 Chevy 10 Truck

 

All in all I enjoyed my day at the show. I think the number of entries gets more each year. I am glad there were many new cars as well as the return entries.

 

This last car was not an entry. It was driven and owned by an old coworker from my days at the care home. She is a cancer survivor and this is her custom paint job.

 

One last thing a coupleΒ  of the photos are a bit blurry( the interior of the camper was one). I added that to the name of the photo if they were. I had to keep moving around, because my camera gets these rainbow line flares from the sun shining off all that chrome and shiny paint jobs. πŸ˜€

 

 

 

The Fishing Trip That Wasn’t

Yesterday was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and a nice breeze was blowing up from the south. This was why we had planned to take our first fishing trip over to the ponds. We slowly started getting things ready to go at around 8:30 am. We were in no rush David wanted to get over to the ponds around noon. I got coffee made, made David some breakfast and then set about making us a lunch to take along.

Everything was going along nicely so we were all packed and ready to go a little after 11 am. We get into BOB, David turns the key and … NOTHING not even a click click click! BOB’s battery was dead!

So David gets out the extension cords, the ohm reader, and the battery charger and hooks it up to BOB. He lets it charge for about 15 minutes and tries again, well at least it clicked this time. So things are looking hopeful. He lets it charge a bit longer. Then he tests it with the ohm reader again. The battery is not holding a charge if he takes it off the charger. Now the only thing left to do is get a new battery. We have to wait for Nick to get home from work, so David can use the pickup to go back into town to get a new one.

While we wait we decide to pretend to be camping in the driveway and eat our lunch in BOB. Nick gets home just before 2 pm. David loads up the dead battery and heads to town. He gets back around 2:30 pm. He replaces the battery and the air filter housing that he had to take off to get the battery out. He gets in BOB, turns the key, and …Β  VRRRM VRRRRM VRRRRRRRM! Yippeee BOB is all better!

We still don’t know why his battery died. He was started up about two weeks ago when David moved him after I got done cleaning up the end of the driveway. It also was a 5 year battery that was in BOB when we bought him. We have had him for 3 years, so it could have been due.

We did not go fishing as it was already after 3pm. Also Kay and Marty came to visit. It would be rude not to stay and play with the grandson.Β  Fishing will just have to wait for another day.Β  πŸ˜€

I didn’t get a photo of the new battery because David had already closed the hood.

I wasn’t going to ask him to open it again just for a photo. πŸ™‚

Classics In The Park July 16, 2016 The Post

I again attended the Classics in the Park Car Show. I changed my Menu Bar and add the photos there, but I thought I would also do a post to give a little more details for some of the entries that were the most interesting or unique to me.

 

2016 Classics 1929

This was the oldest entry.

He looks pretty good for 87 years.


2016 Classics 2008

Next to him was the newest entry.

He is just 8 years old.

Car design sure has come a long way.


This group was some of the entries that attended last year also.


These two entries were my favorites.

The 1934 Ford Coupe at Number 1, because it is a purple/pink ZZ Top like car.

and the 1957 Bel – Air is number 2 because of its unique color and the flames.


This 1975 VW Beetle and Camper were Unique.

The owner had modified it by moving the engine into the front.

The camper was equipped with a A/C unit and a fireplace.

2016 Classics 1975 VW


These two entries were cars that I had never heard of before.

The 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lance

and the 1961 Ford Sunliner


This fella was here last year but I didn’t know what he was as they had not placed his info in the window.

I said he was a 55 to 57 Chevy Bel- Air last year.

This year his info was displayed. Boy was I off.

Nobody even corrected me.

I said to do that in the comments last year if I had mislabeled any thing.

2016 Classics 1953


Not all the cars on display were in finished condition.

They were in varying degrees of progress.

This Studebaker had its engine done but the body was just beginning.

2016 Classics 1948

This 1934 Chevy Coupe was pretty close to done.2016 Classics 1934 Chevy

This Chevy Nova was still getting body work done.

The other side still had some paint work to be done.

It had a couple of areas of sanded down primer showing.

2016 Classics 1976 Nova


This vintage firetruck was there. It was not an entry to be judged.

The museum just brought it out to show. I guess you could say it was in a class by itself. πŸ™‚

2016 Classics Fire truck

If you want to see the rest of the entries just hop on over to the CARS tab in the Menu Bar.

Did a little rearranging of the Menu Tabs.

I took all my car related photos out of the Photos tab. They now have their own tab labeled CARS.

I did this so that they would be easier to find. I also added the Classics in the Parks 2016 to the CARS tab as I attended it again this year. So if you like classic cars go have a gander. πŸ™‚