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#197 of 246 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 07, 2010 (2:11 pm)
I would encourage you to enter because there is a lot of pleasure and satisfaction in not only seeing other cars, but talking to their owners as well.
You're right about the Grand National Mustang Show, Bellevue College, the following weekend, 17th & 18th. I will attend the Participants Choice Show on Sunday and look forward to visiting with a couple of old friends & other entrants.
If I get into the wood - fine, but don't expect to this year as the competition at the Grand National is extreme. Hope to see you there.
#198 of 246 Re: . [euphonium]
Jul 07, 2010 (6:17 pm)
Yeah, I've been thinking I will...I know there will be some other MB there, hopefully some other unrestored cars too. My car isn't that bad for a nearly 50 year old beast with 250K miles on it...it's just not the pristine pink of perfection usually seen at a show. More and more people are respecting preservation...or so, they should.
Hopefully the weather will hold for your show, I remember last year it was pretty warm. I plan on stopping by sometime on the Sunday of the event.
#199 of 246 Carlisle Chrysler Show
Jul 08, 2010 (4:47 am)
Anybody planning on going to the Carlisle Chrysler show this weekend July 9 thru 11?
#200 of 246 Re: Carlisle Chrysler Show [lemko]
Jul 08, 2010 (5:49 am)
I'm heading up tomorrow morning, Lemko. And no, I'm not putting the 5th Ave in the burnout contest.
Jul 18, 2010 (3:55 pm)
Stopped by the Mustang show today...didn't notice Euphonium (IIRC his car is a blue 66 GT), but I wasn't there til around 3, so maybe he left as I know its a drive.
Saw every Mustang one could imagine of course, including what I think was the first GT350, a 64 Pace car, 3x 79 Pace Cars, old police cars, ASC McLaren versions of the Capri and Mustang, every Shelby and Saleen variant imaginable, a pristine loaded white on white Mustang II Ghia...a good show for people who like Stangs. Some cool non Mustang cars too...a first gen Cougar XR7 with a factory sunroof stays in my head, along with an extremely cool fully documented black on black 63 Galaxie convertible 427/4 speed.
Jul 18, 2010 (4:28 pm)
I really like the first generation Cougar. In addition to the exterior styling, the dashboard was nice too. If only Mercury had continued to design such beautiful cars it wouldn't be closing shop today.
#203 of 246 Re: . [hpmctorque]
Jul 18, 2010 (4:31 pm)
I was interested in the sunroof, a very rare option on those cars...but the car itself was cool too, sequential turn signals almost guarantee something interesting.
#204 of 246 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 19, 2010 (9:09 pm)
The 66 Ivy Green Metallic GT was there until 4 o'clock because it was awarded First Place in it's class in the closing ceremony.
We were parked next to a Poppy Red Coupe, it took 2nd in the A Class.
There were 25 64.5 to 66 Coupes entered yesterday.
Did you take in the Resto mods? There were some beauty's there like "Burpule" a stunning 66 GT Coupe with very tasteful mods.
The Long Distance award went to a couple from NC!! Well, it was a Grand National Show that included many from BC & Alberta too.
This is over a day later & my grin is starting to fade a little.
#205 of 246 Re: . [euphonium]
Jul 20, 2010 (7:28 am)
D'oh...no wonder I didn't find you when I was looking for a blue car ...I figured I would look at the blue 66s and one would have some note about the owner being from SW WA, and it would be you. Oh well. Congrats on your award.
One thing I wonder about at that venue, among the pine trees...don't the cars get pine sap on them in the warm weather? That would drive me insane.
I did see the resto mods, yes...what I remember most were a couple Shelby "GT-E" cars which are pretty mean looking.
#206 of 246 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 20, 2010 (8:16 am)
pine sap can be a problem when it is hot enough. Luck had the hardtop (coupes) parked in the center of the lot without any shade trees to drip.
Next Sunday we go to Port Orchard - "Mustangs on the Waterfront" is very scenic with cool breezes blowing on shore during a sunny day. It is a smaller, but very fun show with the usual same good natured entrants to visit.