By no means, King of the Road

When it comes to old car appreciation, I’m really more Holden Caulfield than Jay Leno.

Give me a smooth ride, a couple of working headlights, and I’m good to go.

Currently, I drive a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle and I’m pretty sure I’ll never love another car more.

So, when I figuratively, and then literally, stumbled unto two car shows this past weekend, I pulled out my camera instead of my wallet.

Still, I had a great time.

Friday, I took myself to Appleton’s License to Cruise, on the way home from dinner with my mom and sister. Curious about all the fuss and barricades, I parked, eased into the pleasant mass of people and got busy taking pictures. So intent was I on getting a clear shot of a yellow car, that I didn’t even notice a sweet woman holding back the foot traffic just for me and my trusty camera.

I’m telling you, these people were kind!

On Saturday, during a weekend with college friends, we stumbled into the Green Lake Car Show as we walked from our parking spot to the American Legion Pancake and Porkie breakfast.

I could have spent all day taking pictures of those cars and that Harvest Festival, but we had a busy schedule to keep and super fluffy pancakes to eat.

I still don’t really know a piston from a carburetor, but I did enjoy “photo shopping” my way through the car shows.

Here’s what I brought home:

Old Cars 18 again

The “18 Again” license plate caught my eye. As I said, I’m more of a Holden Caulfield car person. He said, (You should pardon the language) ““I don’t even like old cars. I mean, they don’t even interest me at all. I’d rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human.”

Old Cars 51 blue

I did love these car shows though

Old Cars admirer

I loved the shiny history, and seeing people who know their way around a socket wrench admire them.

Old cars American Gothic

I asked this gentleman if I could take his picture and he happily obliged. Then we ended up with this American Gothic portrait of a man and his car. I loved it.

Old Cars hearse

It’s a hearse and I thought it looked cool in the morning sun.

Old cars car-ception

Look closely for the mini car on the engine. I thought this sleek display of a car within a car was cool in a car-ception kind of way.

Old cars crowds

It’s a great car, but I took this shot to show how many people wedge themselves into the lanes at Appleton’s License to Cruise.

Old cars hippie van

This couple added a hippie musical element to their 1960’s Volkswagen van display.

Old cars know when to say when

It’s a family friendly event.

Old Cars Mercedes

The sun glinted off this gorgeous Mercedes perfectly.

Old Cars root beer floats

Old cars and root beer floats, a perfect slice of Americana.

Old Cras super beetle

You know I had to include a picture of the Super Beetle!


Posted on October 2, 2015, in photography, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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