Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fridge notes

Years ago I worked in an office building with a shared fridge in the breakroom. I remember seeing post-it notes on cans of Diet Coke, threatening bodily harm if stolen. But the following are just TOO MUCH! Enjoy...

Crush du Jour: Chris Leabu

Monday, September 28, 2009

Car show

My overall experience with the car club events and the car show was very positive and enjoyable. I'll tell you more about it shortly, but first an explanation of why the Crush du Jour is at the top of the post instead of at the bottom, as usual.

Crush du Jour: Marcus Schenkenburg
It was only after I uploaded all the car show photos that I discovered I had not uploaded the Crush du Jour photo first. And since Blogger makes you upload your photos from last to first (instead of the more logical first to last), and since Blogger does not have the ability to rearrange photo order after uploading, I decided the easiest way to resolve the issue was to put the Crush du Jour at the top rather than deleting and uploading all the car photos again.

The 1st event within the 4 day "Beach Ball" was a social on Thurs night, with food and a cash bar, at a Rehoboth Beach gay bar called Aqua. Spouse & I met several nice guys there and talked about Big Ella and being new to the car club.

The 2nd event was on Fri afternoon, and it involved a caravan of cars driving to the Dairy Queen in Millsboro, about 15 miles away. Adjacent to the Dairy Queen there is a grassy lot where we all parked our cars for members and the public to see. We also had lunch at the Dairy Queen. Again I tried to meet and talk to other club members (Spouse couldn't go due to work). It was fun and the public enjoyed seeing our cars. Later that night the 3rd event was a costume party and dance back in Rehoboth Beach at Ovations. Several members dressed in costumes related to this year's theme: James Bond, but Spouse & I wore jeans and out "got fins?" t-shirts, which were appreciated by fellow fin fanatics. Again there was food and a cash bar. The DJ played terrific music! He really knew his demographic: gay men 40-65.

Sat morning was the long awaited main event: the car show at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach. Although I didn't hand count them, the registration list included 95 cars, all of which were absolutely gorgeous. Below are some photos of some of mine and Spouse's favorites. (I tried not to photograph cars I'd already photographed in past years.)

An elegant and beautiful 1941 Cadillac
1949 Plymouth "Fabulous Taxi"
1947 Chevy Fleetline Aerosedan
A beautifully restored 1950 Chrysler Town & Country with real wood trim
A stunning 1953 Cadillac

1955 Chevy Bel Air owned by my friend Chris
1959 Pontiac Star Chief

1959 Ford Galaxie 500
Big Ella's cousin: 1959 Cadillac convertible

1958 Mercury Monterey

1961 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Southampton
Notice how the tail light is not intregrated into the body, but appears to be attached.
1962 Chrysler Newport
1960 Oldsmobile Super 88 convertible
1964 Buick Electra
1962 Ford Country Squire wagon
1964 Mercury Mirauder Montclair
1966 Mercedes Benz 300 SE coupe
1964 Lincoln Continental with "suicide" doors
1968 Chrysler Newport convertible
1968 Ford Thunderbird
1962 Buick Electra coupe
1964 Buick Electra
1969 Chevy Caprice Classic Sport Sedan
1966 Pontiac Gran Prix
1970 Pontiac Bonneville convertible
Me & Spouse (in our 'Big Ella' t-shirts) in front of a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III
1972 Chrysler Imperial
1972 Buick Riviera
1975 Chrysler Cordoba
1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible
1986 Lincoln Town Car
2007 Cadillac XLR Limited Edition owned by our friend Don

As you can see from this sampling there were many, many wonderful cars. The weather was great despite threatening forecasts of showers, and many people came to view this outstanding automotive display.

Later Sat evening Spouse & I attended a cocktail reception followed by dinner and an awards banquet which we enjoyed very much. No trophy for Big Ella, although we received many compliments on her.

It had long been a dream of mine to own a vintage car and a somewhat more recent dream to display it in this car show. My dreams both came true!

Click here to view more beautiful cars displayed at past year's car shows.