Sunday, September 4, 2005

AUBURN CAR SHOW

MUSCLE CAR MEMORIES

Yesterday Joe and I traveled the 20 miles north to a car show....no, The Car Show being held in Auburn. Now I am not one who would ordinarily attend a car show. In this case, a friend of mine from Kentucky who is in the concession business was there and gave us passes!

It was unbelievable. A sea of shiny chrome and polished steel, that included every color in the universe, stretched out as far as the eye can see. I have been to car shows before, but not one of this magnitude.

For Joe and I, it was an experience that can be described as a walk down memory lane. When my Nana moved from NYC to Kentucky, she drove a black Ford Fairlane...a 1960 I think. When I saw one yesterday, all those memories of Nana and her little dog Pogo flooded over me.

Car after car, memory after memory. Mach I's, 'Cuda's, Road Runners, Datsun 280Z's, MGB's, Triumph's, Nova's, Mustangs, and the list is endless.

I want one of those 'Cuda's. Next year I plan to bring the checkbook!

Preview

6 comments:

xzasporated1 said...

People who've not been there, nor seen it from the interstate, do not understand the significance of your bold emphasis.  

It's unbelievable, isn't it.  Absolutely unbelievable.  This is the first Labor Day in years that I haven't been by there.

~~ jennifer

mtrib2 said...

What great old memories.  I had a (year 1965?) MGB.  I only had it for about a year and a half before I went to collage in the summer of 1970.  I am not feeling too well right now, so I am not making entrys.  Thanks for your concern about my Mom.  My sister talked to her, and she is feeling very well, and I just talked to my brother as his family is headed from San Antonio to visit her.  Take care,   mark

nellemclaughlin said...

OH do I have memories of a Mustang Mach I....cherry red with white leather interior. Belonged to my first love. "Nuff said. :)

my78novata said...

ah man car shows sure do bring things back

suzypwr said...

My ex had that same car in red - when it was new :)

xoxo

txsguinan said...

Sometimes I think that the history of our youths can be told entirely in cars and tunes.  Ah, if that Mustang Mach I could only talk...And oh, that 280Z!  Meatloaf, we hardly knew ye.    :)