Once again my wonderful wife and I had a great time at the annual car show staged by a local museum. It was, perhaps, a tad warm, but our new hats that reflect sunlight away and have a liner that can be soaked with water were of much use. The experience was made better by the fact that we were, once again, welcomed by some of those with whom we drove on the recent Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green, Kentucky. As always, we also enjoyed seeing our friend, C/2, who reads Disaffected Musings and often comments.
Yesterday I wrote that maybe a car like this would be among those I would see:
From Mecum a picture of a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible. Well, wouldn’t you know:
Yes, a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible. The car was quite majestic in person. Two-dimensional representations of the three-dimensional world can lose something in translation. I do realize that the front grills are not the same on the two cars that are supposed to be the same. (The wheel covers are not the same, either. Read the comment by Scott Hoke. Thanks, Scott!)
Speaking of our new friends, this 1965 Pontiac GTO was brought by one of them, Bill:
That’s not Bill in the picture. The car is in very good condition, but I think Bill would part with it for the right price. I don’t know what that price is.
I really like these mid-60s Buick convertibles; this is a 1966 Skylark. The 1984 Lincoln LSC facing the other direction belongs to C/2. This was the first time he has shown this car as he usually brings his 1966 Thunderbird. In five years he will be able to bring his ’99 Vette.
Yes, Packards abounded. The “special” display vehicles this year were of the theme “Living Luxury” or something close to that name. Here is a beautiful 1932 Packard. Sorry, I didn’t record any more detail than that.
The yellow car on the right is the ’32. The car next to it is also a Packard. Despite the fact that Packards have not been produced for 60+ years, they are still well represented at many car shows we attend. A tangent: it is Packards and not Packard’s when writing about a multiple. People can no longer write correctly. Packard’s is either a contraction of “Packard is” or the possessive of Packard. Packards means more than one Packard.
Of course, a post like this would not be complete without a picture of one of these:
This is a 1955 Packard Caribbean. I believe I showed a picture of the same car last year in the blog the day after the show. While I prefer the ’56 I love the ’55 as well.
I did not take as many pictures as I usually do at this event. That is true despite the fact that the probability we attend the event next year, or ever again, does not remotely approach 100 percent. The desert beckons…
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