Beautiful Day at the Big Rock Classic Car Show
|1957 VW Bug. I had a 69 in 83. These were really popular for customizing in the 70s and 80s in SoCal, although, Jim and I like this stock.|
It was a beautiful day for the 7th Annual Big Rock Classic Car Show in Duvall Washington. This little city is just east of my town. I got a tip on how to get there on the back roads to avoid road closures to this towns big parade and other events. There were easily 200 + participants and equally 10x as many visitors.
After some difficulty finding parking in the Safeway parking lot, my son Jim, my dog Riley and I took about an hour going up and down the isles of cars. I have a trick with my dog to keep him from running around uncontrollably and possibly scratching a twenty thousand dollar paint job. I carry a bag of treats by my side, and he glues his nose to my hip while I walk. Sometime I get comments on what a well trained dog I have. Yesterday, someone complained I was too stingy by dragging him along like that: all in fun though. He is purely food motivated, and has not compunction for steeling a well olive oiled chicken off my kitchen counter. I use this to my advantage, sometimes he gets the chicken, sometimes I get the appearance of a well trained Lab at a car show.
My son Jim on the other hand, plows through the show searching out his favorites. Once found though, that's it, time for a snack, then go home. This year it was a Red, 1948 Willys Flat bed.
|48 Willys Flat Bed. Jim's pick this year, though, he didn't like the "death" stickers inside the hood.|
Next to it was a clean Ford MA hot rod. I tried getting good photos this year, but few owners were around to close their hoods for me, as well, I later found out I had a smudge on my lens which gave some unintended glare. I had to work it out in photoshop, but Jim thought it made the cars look like they were running.
|Ford Hot Rod. This car spoke to me to take its picture. See the rainbow glair on the wheels.|
I saw a Studebaker I recognized from a previous show, a metallic brown 1955 starlight coup, and a 1968 Chevy Camaro that belonged to John at Maltby auto glass; the guy doing my windshields. I saw his car for the first time when I went to pick up my vent windows. He told me it had belonged to a good friend from high school who had passed away and left the car to him. He's been restoring it for 6 years and this show was it's maiden voyage. I looked up the word Camaro on wordiq.com, it comes from the French and means "friend" or "companion"
Congratulations John, this is a special car, and my personal favorite at the show, party on.
|1968 Chevy Camaro|