I went to two long distance shows, or rather locations in the past couple weeks. One on the weekend of Sept 6th I traveled East and stayed in Astoria OR then it was 15 miles south to Wheels and Waves car show in Seaside where I finallly got to meet SanDawgDewey in person and his beautiful Red '64 Galaxie convertible and a friend i hadn't seen in 25 yrs from TN came by also. Haven't heard a number for how many cars but people who have been going for years says the attendance keeps dropping. There were a lot of cars to me though and several i knew from my area also.
Then I went 15 miles North to Long Beach WA for the cruising i heard of etc. I heard there was 900 cars in that show! There I saw a lot of cars from my area. That show is called The End of the World Rod Run. What a crazy place but I had a great time. A lot of the locals watching along the streets. I don't know the distance but at least 5 miles. There were guys dressed as cheerleaders that were pretty funny, i kick myself for not going back to get a pic. I mean there was my pinup guys! LOL There was a bunch of people at a table and as you passed they held up paper plates with a score on it like the game shows and just cars of all kinds everywhere. I was told this starts in the morning and goes til really late at night. Next year i'm only going to this one!
The weekend of the 15th I traveled East 215 miles to Sun Lakes Resort for a show called Decades of Distinction which is relatively new, about 30 others. You could tent, RV, cabins and mobile homes to stay in. Paddle boats and mini golf, small pool and the show weekend had live music and a beer garden. Great part about that is you could walk "home".
Of course 20 miles of that i was caught in a rain storm with top down. I met a man with another '64 convertible today at a show and he was right there with me on how you don't get wet unless you stop!
No awards but good friends and new friends to meet there.
Today with a couple showers I was off to a local show and the biggest surprise of it was i won the favorite unfinished and favorite engine awards. That was totally unexpected as chances of getting anything with a car like mine or even a really nice one aren't very good. My friend said a bunch of people went straight to my car afterwards to see this winning engine. They weren't too impressed and one i guess was saying I spent $15k on my engine and this wins? What can i say, I didn't do the judging nor know the judges. Maybe they liked the Seahawks colors and the hand painted frogs. There's a ton of chrome engines out there.
After all those travels I am in need of a break now, good thing the season is bout over other than the holiday shows!
One more item, after the show today i saw a came in a Arbys parking lot so then i had to rush over there and get a pic of a camel with my car. lol In this town you never know what you might see on the streets!