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!

 

 

 

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.

 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 couple  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. 😀

 

 

 

Trucks, Police, A Corvette and A Duster

These are the newest additions to the Cars I See On The Street Page.

                    Which can be found in the Photos tab of the Menu Bar.

                     If you would like to see the other cars there.

 

The green flame truck was spotted in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Chevy Truck Green Flames and Pipes.

It was different and it was green so I took the photo to show my son because he likes green.


This Blue Ford was also in the Wal-Mart Parking lot. Photo taken because “FLAMES”

Blue Ford Truck Silver Flames


I was taking a walk with my daughter, Kay and my grandson, Marty in their neighbor hood when we spied this cool paint job.

American Flag Truck

American Flag Truck


 I was outside the civic center where my mother in-laws birthday celebration was being held.

When I saw this old police car in a hotel parking lot.


This 70’s Red Corvette was also in the parking lot.

I think there was some car show or race event that weekend.

Both cars had racing numbers on their sides.

70's Red Corvette


Back home again.

I see this nice old 70’s Plymouth Duster.

In  the first photo you can see that a cart is pushed up against the door.

A fellow car fan saw this and moved the cart to the corral. He was upset at how lazy and disrespectful some people are. You can see how close the corral was to the car. He also took a few shots of it. 😀

Classics in the Park July 18, 2015 Wilson Park Chadron, Nebraska

 

I attended the Classics in the Park Car Show again this year. There were a lot more cars. I also remembered to take pictures of the Stat Sheets so I would get all the names, year and models. I don’t know them all. I am not one of those people who can tell the year,make, and model by just looking at the headlight. LOL  I just like beautiful old cars. I did not get the stats for a few of the cars as they had not posted their stats yet when I was going around. So some of them were my best guess. Please feel free to correct the ones I was not sure of in a comment I like to gain new knowledge. I also added a short video to MY VIDEOS tab of the 1923 Ford  Model T with its engine running. It is called “I love the Rumble!”