|It's the beginning of a brand new year
and another car show season as well. We had a great time last year attending
many car shows and hope to have an even better one this year.
Car show season in So. Ca. seems to go
on-and-on because of the nice weather that we usually have. This past
weekend was no exception because the weather was unbelievably nice as
the temp was about 78 degrees with no wind or clouds at all. This made for a great turnout for the annual Old Farts Racing Team Of So.
Cal. car show held at Castle Park in Riverside. This show is about 50
miles from my house and they had 240 cars show up, which seems to be getting
larger every year. I heard talk that they might have to limit how
many cars they let in next year because of the amount of space they are allowed
Now this isn't the first car show I tried to
attend this year because a couple of weeks ago, Larry and I were all
ready to go and then the one thing you don't want to have happen, just
had to happen....my car wouldn't start. Here's what happened, I started the
car and pulled it out of the garage but it cranked very slow. Once I had
pulled out of the garage and up the the front of the house, I shut it
off while I was waiting for Larry to show up. When Larry was at the
house, we talked for a few minutes and then I jumped in the car and
turned the key. All I heard was the clicking of a starter solenoid in
place of engine running. Well that sucked, but at least it happened at my
house instead of the gas station that we were headed too. All I could do
was tell Larry to have fun while I dug out the battery charger and a
long extension cord. It was just one of those days!!
Larry, Terri and I showed up about 25 minutes
early to the Castle Park show which ran from 10am to 3pm on Saturday,
February 3. One of the things they give you after signing up is two
tickets to the Park, but we gave them both to Larry's grandkids that arrived
a couple of hours later. Larry has three grandkids so mom and the kids all
went and had a good time riding all the rides.
We ended up parking near the back of the show because
most of the people had arrived hours earlier but we ended up with a decent spot. The show
is held in one of their parking lots that has no shade and as a result,
I got a slight sunburn (if you can believe that in the middle of
winter). Then again, winter around here isn't like most places. Getting
too much sun that day didn't bother me because we have been having a
cold spell that has ruined a lot of crops around the area just a few
days before. So being out in some nice weather was a welcome sight to
everyone. Let's take a look around the show because there
are a lot of cars that showed up and a lot of pictures too.
Here is a 57 Chevy wagon that was parked next to
us. The license plate said "NOTAMAD". Very nice car.