It’s prime time summer weather so we’ve been riding bikes on a regular basis and fishing when the conditions allow, but recent rides are pretty much solo training rides, so nothing too exciting to report and the fishing has been a little slow(at least where we went), so last weekend we took up a little spectator sportsmanship to check out the Too Hot For the Streets Car Show in North Bonneville, Washington. The car show is one of the events of North Bonneville Gorge Days, we usually drop by to take a few photos and talk about cool cars.
This is a cool little car show, pretty much everything is free; parking, admission, etc. There’s stuff for the family and events and raffles for kids, live bands, food, beer garden, sock hop, all kinds of things to do. Of course, we are here mostly for the cars.
Having owned a couple 57 Chevys, we are always interested in those 55-57 Chevys, there are always a few nice ones at this show, this year was no different. Here’s a nice 55:
A mint 1957, completely restored to stock condition:
Plenty of old American coupes:
How about this flathead V8? Unless you live on a farm, flathead engines are something you hardly ever see
This is the Pacific Northwest, so there were plenty of classic pickup trucks:
Many, many great American hot rods
A few American muscle cars
A couple classic VW vans
How about this Mercedes Benz roadster?
The always popular Shelby Cobra
One of America’s premiere car builders, Carroll Shelby passed away not long ago so there is even more than normal interest in his automobiles. One of the most interesting things at the show this year was this pair of Mustangs; a Roush Mustang and a Shelby GT500.
The Roush is the wife’s car. Doubt she is late getting anywhere.
The Shelby GT500 is a limited edition model
Here’s a shot of the interior. The driver’s seat is a Recaro racing seat
These people are obviously big time Ford Mustang fans, he is serious about that Shelby GT500, that’s for sure. It’s a limited edition Shelby, number 527 out of 600, it is signed by Carroll Shelby and Henry Ford. A Carroll Shelby collector’s gem
I was so inspired by the car show, I came home and tuned up my Toyota pickup truck and changed the oil, that’s about as high performance as it gets for me these days. Back on the bike tomorrow, hopefully, the wind will die down towards the end of the week and it’s back on the water for more kayak fishing.