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!

 

 

 

Digging Out After Ulmer Blew Through Part 2

 

I know I said I would just add to the other post but then I got to thinking maybe no one would go back to look at the newly added photos. So I decided just to make new posts. So here is part 2 I don’t know how many parts I will make. I will just go with the flow.

The Shed Drift

 

 

My Walk Around the House

I did a walk around the house after we finished digging out the shed steps.

Here I took several photos of wind designs in the drifts.

 

I still have more photos but I think I will limit this post to just these two galleries. I will continue posting more tomorrow. See ya then! 😀

My Orchid Variegated Is Now A Set

I Did Make A Hat to Match My Warmers I did decide to make a hat that would match my warmers. I wanted to try a new pattern. So I used the one that was on the label of the most recent Red Heart Yarns I purchased. It used some Front Post Double crochet, which […]

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I Am Still At It, Even After My Computer Was Almost Attacked

 

I continue to make and add more feature photos. I have 11 that are used for my header picture which are randomized. I have made them for all my “albums” in my Photos Tab and all the videos in the Videos Tab as well as all items in the CARS Tab.

I am now working on the Reviews Tab. I made ones for the 3 reviews I already had pages for. I have added two more reviews. One is for the RV park in Meadview, Arizona and the other is for the park in Kingman, Arizona.

I know it has been four years since we have stayed at any of these parks. I have pictures, I kept a journal of our trip, which I used to post to Facebook as we found wi-fi spots, I used those posts from Facebook to then make posts here.  So I was able to go back and read them to refresh my memories. I also kept any park directories and sales receipts.

I also went back and checked any websites to make sure they were still viable. The RV World site is still good, but they have done a name change and will soon be updating the site, both names take you to the same site for now.

One of the other sites caused a ruckus yesterday when I checked it. My computer starts talking to me saying that Windows Defender has detected the Zeus virus and a little window pops up wanting a password and other stuff and I need to call this 800 number in the next 5 minutes so all my info is not stolen off my computer. I tried closing it and it just kept popping up. I could not even close my browser. I did not type in any info and I did not call the number as I am hard of hearing and we have poor cell reception . I started my virus scanner and then I woke up my son, Nick to come help me.

He opens up the task manager and clicks for my browser to end task. He is able to close my card maker program and eject my giga stick and external flash drive. By this time the virus scanner has finished and has detected no viruses. He and my husband say that this was like a phishing scam on the telephone where they try to get you to give out vital info. David says it may have also been one of those ransom your computer things if I had enter stuff and called the number. Nick then starts the browser again it opens up with all the old session tabs still up. So he goes into the settings to make sure that it is set not to do that if the browser closes unusually and opens a new session. Well he got it all straightened out for me. I calmed down and thanked him for his help.

I HATE when these things happen to my computer. I get all freaked out. After all this rig-a-ma-roll I stayed offline most of the day and just continued making feature photos and writing more RV park reviews.

Crochet Update

I wanted a new set of wrist warmers for myself. I again used shades of purple as it is my favorite color. I thought this purple, orange, blue and maroon variegated would go well with them. I finished one and decided I wanted to make them into flip top mittens. I joined some yarn to […]

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