Friday, June 29

Back-to-the-50's Car Show!

Time out from quilting talk .......... I want to show you photos from our day out at the "Back-to-the-50's Car Show" at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The show is sponsored by the Minnesota*Street*Rod*Association. We started the day with eye appointments. Silly thing to do because they put those drops in your eyes to check for glaucoma and then you have to wear those silly sunglasses to protect your eyes cause your pupils are wide open. Not a smart thing to do prior to going to a car show on a sunny day! But, we managed. We decided to eat lunch on the Fairgrounds. Who could resist this "Build-A-Better Burger" stand. Not us!
We ate our lunch at picnic tables that were set up next to the stand and within just a few feet of lots of cool cars...........like this one............
And when lunch was over, we started strolling the streets. I almost crossed the street for cookies but instead took this photo of the yellow cars that seemed to match the Chocolate Chip Cookie stand!
There were hundreds of cars (11,795) and hundreds of people (I think it's close to 300,000 visitors over the three day event). The streets of the Fairgrounds are packed with people and cars...........
 And they are really cool cars..........
 One of my favorites.......
 I liked the license plate on this little coupe that might be a "project car"........
 The motor in the car was from an old fire engine! Yes, I think this car could "GOKATGO"!!
 For all the Pink Ladies.........
 California or Bust!!!!
"Shop talk" at the Classics Plus booth. That's son, Devlin, on the left and husband, Steve, in the center. I believe the guy with the long sideburns might be Elvis. :-) Ya never know!
And one last photo of a beautiful 1958 Chevy BelAir.............

I had one similar to this when I was 18. It was blue with a white hardtop. My dad liked to buy old cars that he and my brother could work on. I had five cool classic cars between the ages of 16 and 19. The Chevy BelAir was a beauty and had a huge engine in it. That meant it could go fast. Too fast because my dad met me on the highway one day and said I to be going 80. That was the end of the BelAir. My dad traded it for a 1960 four door Mercury Comet. It did not go fast. It belched smoky exhaust and my friends knick-named it "The Blue Bomber". Ah, memories..........
If you enjoy classic/vintage cars and want to see more of the cars that were on display, just hop over to this blog.......California*Car*Cover. And for info on next year's car show, an event that is the largest of it's kind in the world, just go here.
Back to quilty stuff in my next post..........Have a good Saturday!
Sandi 

7 comments:

Doreen said...

Thanks so much for posting this!! Had #1 son/wife up there with their Cadillac and a friend with his Austin Healey. Reports were the usual.....tons of ppl and a beautiful day. You confirmed. Great pics....hugs,D

Needled Mom said...

What fun!!!! I loved the eyelashes on the headlights. It was poor timing to get the pupils dilated before enjoying the show. I just hate getting that done and going outside into the light.

Angela Moore said...

Elvis was in the house with his pink cadillac! It really looks like Elvis car at Graceland.
Very nice pictures Sandi thanks for sharing sounds like a fun day.

Wilma said...

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Nanette Merrill said...

Car shows are fun. We go from time to time. But I only like the vintage cars. My favs are 60's and 70's.

Beth said...

Great pictures and great cars. 50s cars are my favorites of all time.
New cars do not interest me.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love the classic cars. I have a 63 VW Bug that we converted to a truck, way back in the early 70's for my grandfathers retirement. I love to drive it.

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