Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
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"
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.