Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Last of Last Year

Here are the last car shots I have from last year. Well, not necessarily true. When I find a nice car that I haven't focused on before I will take a bunch of pictures of it and write up a blog concerning it. If you are a regular reader then you know what I'm talking about. There are a bunch of those that I haven't had neither the time nor the space to single out. Those and many more will be showing up in the months to come.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Next to Last

This is the next to last post from all of the shows and cars I got to see from last season. Hope you have enjoyed them all as much as I did.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Car Show Bible

This is one of my favorite times of the year. Sure, spring is in the air (or is supposed to be but the bloody weather doesn't seem to want to co-operate) with all the re-birth and love that goes along with it. But This time of year marks the beginning of the new car show season for those of us in this part of the country.

For the folks in my neck of the woods, while there may have been a couple of small warm up shows already, the real season kicks off with the show this coming Sunday sponsored by the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce (http://www.sharonvillechamber.com/index.php?page=Car). This is the 36th year for this show that closes off half of the historic Sharonville Loop and fills it and the surrounding parking lots with a collection of hundreds of classic and collectable cars.

There is another reason to celebrate this weekend, especially if you live in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Tennessee. Sunday will be the first day this year's Show & Shine Calendar (http://showandshinecalendar.com/) will be available.

Dubbed the "Car Show Bible" by many of its loyal fans, the calendar is currently in its 26th year of listing just about every classic automotive event in this part of the country.

"There are almost 1600 shows in the Show & Shine 2013," said Debbie Troxell, who along with husband Roy have been collecting and putting together invaluable calendar for over a quarter of a century.

Back in the 1980s Debbie and Roy would take their 1955 Chevy Bel Air to shows around the region.
“At the shows we would get fliers for other shows. It was Roy’s idea to buy a big blank calendar and keep track of the shows,” said Debbie. From this grew one of the most comprehensive regional collections of show information in the country.

Debbie spends much of the year collecting information, selling ads and getting together pictures and graphics for the upcoming calendar. 

Since the Sharonville show is the sort of unofficial beginning to the car show season around here, Debbie and Roy decided to use that event as the official kick off for sales each year. 

“People will call us up all the time asking if we’re going to be there,” she said. “I don’t know what would happen if we didn’t make it out on time. I guess people wouldn’t know where to go for a show each week.”

People who can't make it to the Sharonville show aren't out of luck with it comes to owning a copy of this fantastic collection. Many people from around the region and even all over the country will order up a copy to be mailed out. All of the mail orders will be shipped on Monday.

If you can't make the show and haven't already ordered your copy, simply go to the web site for the email and phone number to order your own. This is something every car fan and hobbyist should own. I can't wait to get my copy.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Perfect Setting

The Annual Clermont Sportsman's Club is held each October on the organization's grounds. Those grounds, though a bit off the beaten path and somewhat secluded, are surrounded by trees and water and have no concrete or blacktop once you leave the main road. The cars are parked on grass, in many cases beneath some shade in what is very much a park like setting. When the weather is nice, like it has been the past couple of years, this is a very good show to attend. And here are some more of the folks who agreed with me.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Great Turnout

The past few posts I've been talking a little about what makes the show at the Clermont Sportsman's Club a great event. The setting is perfect, the weather has been wonderful the past few years and since it is pretty much the last major show of the season before it's time to put the car away for the winter, lots of people turn out. Here are a few more of the folks who made it to this past year's event.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


The shear size of the Clermont Sportsman's Club show almost ensures that there will be a good variety of cars on display. If you haven't noticed from the cars I posted already the good variety well pay attention for the rest of the posts. A lot of cars that you are used to seeing show up but then there are a lot of cars that you don't usually get a chance to walk up to. See what I mean as you wander back through the posts and be sure to check out the rest from this show.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Four More Sportsman's Club

I've managed to slowly whittle away at all of the cars I shot during last year's season. I have only three more groups to post from the Sportsman's Club show after this and then I've made it. Of course the new show season is about to start so I will soon have a ton of new pictures to post.