Car Shows
We have found that there are car shows all over if you know where to look.  This car show was at a local Elks club.  There is such a variety of styles and models, it is fun just looking at all the variations.  This particular day, we showed up without letting most people know we would be dressed in vintage clothing.  The car owners and the car show operators seemed fascinated when they saw us.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t hold up for the entire day, so our photo opportunities were cut short.  But we still enjoyed looking at all the vehicles.
These car owners take such good care of their vehicles.  They have spent long hours repairing, researching parts, sanding, replacing when the original couldn’t be salvaged, restoring chrome and painting to bring their vehicles back to looking brand new.  Most of them have engines that are clean enough to see your reflection.  Most have also put in new interiors including radio parts, glove box latches, steering wheels, gear shifts and floor carpeting or floor mats, seat covers and head liners.  If you haven’t ever gone to a car show, you should take the time to find one and really look over the vehicles.  They truly are amazing.  And we usually see cars we have never heard of, or some we remember our parents or our friends’s parents drove when we were kids.
It’s such fun to dress in the era of the cars we are seeing.  We look like we belong in those cars, just driving down the street waving at friends or sight seeing for the day.
Wouldn’t your parents or grandparents look like this riding in their 1957 Chevy or Rambler in the 1950’s?  We love to look like we belong in the era of the car we’re getting our picture with.
All the fine details add to the special feeling of these cars.  This blue car has rain guards over the windows, which also create a little shade for the riders.  It also has a window sticker with a service company name on it, and and “I Like Ike” sticker on the other side. 
Details like hood ornaments and chrome brand labels are also important.  This Divco medallion was included on many delivery trucks for years.
Car Shows
We have found that there are car shows all over if you know where to look.  This car show was at a local Elks club.  There is such a variety of styles and models, it is fun just looking at all the variations.  This particular day, we showed up without letting most people know we would be dressed in vintage clothing.  The car owners and the car show operators seemed fascinated when they saw us.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t hold up for the entire day, so our photo opportunities were cut short.  But we still enjoyed looking at all the vehicles.
These car owners take such good care of their vehicles.  They have spent long hours repairing, researching parts, sanding, replacing when the original couldn’t be salvaged, restoring chrome and painting to bring their vehicles back to looking brand new.  Most of them have engines that are clean enough to see your reflection.  Most have also put in new interiors including radio parts, glove box latches, steering wheels, gear shifts and floor carpeting or floor mats, seat covers and head liners.  If you haven’t ever gone to a car show, you should take the time to find one and really look over the vehicles.  They truly are amazing.  And we usually see cars we have never heard of, or some we remember our parents or our friends’s parents drove when we were kids.
It’s such fun to dress in the era of the cars we are seeing.  We look like we belong in those cars, just driving down the street waving at friends or sight seeing for the day.
Wouldn’t your parents or grandparents look like this riding in their 1957 Chevy or Rambler in the 1950’s?  We love to look like we belong in the era of the car we’re getting our picture with.
All the fine details add to the special feeling of these cars.  This blue car has rain guards over the windows, which also create a little shade for the riders.  It also has a window sticker with a service company name on it, and and “I Like Ike” sticker on the other side. 
Details like hood ornaments and chrome brand labels are also important.  This Divco medallion was included on many delivery trucks for years.