Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Here come the car pictures...

...and there are so many that I've had to break them into groups. Fair warning to those who aren't interested: it's going to be something like two days and five or so entries before I stop posting them!

The show was divided into two main categories -- American cars on Saturday, foreign on Sunday -- and roughly fifty judging classes. Fortunately, only six awards were assigned to "my" judging team. Even more fortunate, I worked with the same guy who has been my partner all six times I've done this show. We are almost telepathic when it comes to picking out the most special among a superb selection of rides.

I'm also lucky that the sweat pouring off of me didn't short out the camera!

So here are a few of the more than 200 cars and motorcycles that made the show. First two entries devoted to American cars and then, in later entires, the great cars from Europe. Most of those seen here will be prize-winners, though there are a few that didn't win but are too cool to ignore.

First, a lovely 1909 Buick whose owner (and family) chose to dress up in period costume. They -- car and family -- were crowd-pleasers....



This 1912 Rauch & Lang electric also drew crowds. It is remarkably like modern attempts at electric cars, a sad commentary on how little the technology has changed (and how little computers and electronics have affected the technology)...



Saturday's "Best in Show" award went, deservedly, to this magnificent 1934 Packard...



Another favorite was this immaculate 1931 Duesenberg Model J...



...which sported a Lalique crystal radiator cap that is probably worth more than some modern cars...



This is, as the rest of my entries will be, only a small taste of the cars shown. It is no wonder to me that this show is considered one of the best three or four shows of its type in the country. I am pleased to have been asked to be among the judges, even if the show program referred to me as a "veteran" in my field....

4 comments:

susananne said...

Veteran is good! least you know what you are talking about Mr Scrbs

John said...

A veteran, out standing in your field. Or someone's field. It looks like you were out in the country somewhere.

MrScribbler said...

Actually, John, we were in a fair-size city park.

joan said...

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