Happy New Years to everyone.
It's a brand new year with a bunch of new and cool car shows to
attend. And with the nice weather we've been having here in southern
California (I know...when don' t we have good weather), why not get out
there and enjoy a few shows.
The one thing that prevents us from going to even more shows this
time of year isn't the cold, or even the rain...it's the wind. Starting
in Autumn, the Santa Ana winds kick into high gear around here and
usually end in late Winter or the beginning of Spring. With wind gusts
reaching 60 miles per hour and more, there's no way I'm taking my ride
out in the blowing dust and sand that accompany those days. The one
by-product of these types of winds is that they make for very warm
conditions as a result. So if you don't live in California and you've
been seeing record temps here, this is why.
One of the weird things that happens during these windy times is that
you really don't know where it will be blowing. What I mean is, if it's
a really windy day here, it may not be 20 miles away which was the case
a week ago on Jan. 10th. over at Sunnymead Hamburgers in Moreno Valley.
Turns out they had a record crowd but we didn't go because of the wind
we had here. Go figure!!
On Saturday, Jan. 17th, Hoggs Gourmet Grill in Moreno Valley had
their monthly car show which runs from 4 to 7 pm. (winter hours) and
again it was windy before we left town, but it wasn't too bad. Once we
arrived and parked, low and behold it wasn't windy at all. But a few
miles down the road might not be the case.
This was the first time I've ever been to this show but Larry has
been here a few times. He also told me that the food was pretty good too
(you know me, always after the food at the shows). This show has music
by Sounds Divine which plays 50's, 60's and 70's tunes along with a
raffle and 50/50 drawing. If you're car is in the show, you also get a discount
on the food.
We arrived about 30 minutes early (which is normal for us) and there
was quit a few cars their already. And before long, they had over 50
cars that showed up. Some of the pictures didn't come very well because
as the sun went down, I was forced to take a few shots in very little
light. With that all said, lets take a look at some of the cars that