Monday, September 3, 2018

Car Shows Rule in Late Summer and Fall

Don't you love car shows? Idaho City, ID recently featured a seasonal favorite display for locals and visitors.

This is the season to show off the vehicle that zings the strings  of your heart! Crowds of people enthusiastically ooh, ahh, and applaud as they watch a variety of classic and custom motorized units drive by. Later, there are specific locations to park so the general public can admire each entry.

 How about a classic 1958 Chevy Delray wagon? The Delray series introduced low cost, yet sturdy, Chevrolets. There was little in the way of exterior and interior trim. Unlike more expensive models, the Delray had limited options.

Typically selected by law enforcement agencies and other government agencies, it also gained popularity with individuals looking for an economical, law-cost vehicle that still featured safety and quality.  

As  you can see, it was made for family outings and fun.








A beautiful blue sky enhanced by green trees and fresh air makes a welcome invitation to enjoy the show. Nobody's missing the smoky skies that hung around the western states this spring and summer.





Chevy trucks are built "tuff" - if this one could talk, the stories would be thrilling. Heavy snow to cross, livestock in need of food, and firewood to bring down from higher ground to keep the family warm. 


There are several reasons to include a car show as part of your family's seasonal entertainment. 

Be part of a crowd with common goals - drooling over part of the past and recognizing how much the automobile has lent to our way of life.

Let y our imagination soar. Is there anything you'd do to make a trip more comfortable in whatever part of the world you call home? I know I'm grateful that air conditioning is an option every time I have to traverse the hot desert roads.
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What special events intrigue you and/or your family? Are they well publicized or just an accidental discovery? And is a classic car show part of your plans this year?


12 comments:

  1. Great story! I really like the burgundy car!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. It's one of my favorites, as well. Aren't we lucky to have so any color choices for our trusty vehicles?

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  2. TOTALLY agree! We love going to car shows! There is a place near us that hosts one every Wednesday night during the summer. It's a quick service restaurant, so it's fun to go eat and look at the classic cars.

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    1. You've found a real treasure with fast food, convenient fuel, and weekly car shows in the summer. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Beautiful weather, perfect for a car show like this! We enjoy going to car shows as well, there's so much that you can learn from going there! Plus the cars are awesome!

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    1. It's always fun to find an activity that family and friends enjoy. I'm glad you dropped by to see the pictures.

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  4. There are a lot of car shows near us. They always have cars that look like they have stories to tell.

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    1. Sometimes I wonder if one of the cars was once owned by me. If so, I hope it keeps its lip zipped and doesn't share secrets. I'm glad you dropped in to visit.

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  5. This is awesome! My husband loves car shows!

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    1. We tend to visit as many as possible, whether they are by brand or a generic group of cars. I appreciate you stopping by between the delicious recipes being created.

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  6. Wow look at those cars! We go to a car show each year too with the kids! They love it !

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    1. It's fun to share some transportation history with kids. One man printed up some vehicle bingo cards for young visitors to find and cross off while walking around. A completed card earned a classic car key chain. Maybe he'll be at one of the car shows you visit. Thanks for stopping by.

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