Friday, May 25, 2018

History of the Indy 500

Here is a pictorial history of the Indy 500 as put together by USA Today. It has some really cool old pictures. Luckily it doesn't have anything about the year I broke the winning car right there on the bricks. (That's a true story, by the way. I did break the car that won.)

https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/sports/motor/indycar/2013/05/12/history-of-the-indianapolis-500/2065459/

Wrapping Up the Week in Lawrenceburg

To wrap up the week in Lawrenceburg here are some more of the over 450 vehicles that were on display on that beautiful Sunday earlier this month. Included in this post are a Chevy Corvette, a Plymouth Road Runner, a Ford pick-up, a Pontiac GTO, a PT Cruiser rat rod, an El Camino, a 1955 Chevy Bel Air, a Studebaker pick-up, and a '56 Bel Air.









Thursday, May 24, 2018

Packing the Streets

The 2nd Annual Cruisin' for the Cure ALS show shut down one of the main streets in downtown Lawrenceburg and the cars still spilled over for four blocks on a cross street. Among all of these cars were some Chevy pick-ups, an AMC AMX, a Dodge pick-up, a low rider Ford, a 1940 Ford Deluxe, and a Pontiac Firebird.








Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hemmings Classic Car Weekly Newsletter

Here's a link to this week's Hemmings Classic Car Weekly Newsletter. The top feature this week is an International Scout. To read about it and more, check it out. And be sure to subscribe. It's well worth it with great articles every week.

https://www.hemmings.com/newsletter/pubnewsletter?nl=1&id=603&tv=1

Random Showings From Lawrenceburg

When I was at the massive car show in Lawrenceburg to benefit ALS research, I was tempted to break down the cars by make or model the way I sometimes do. But the over 450 cars were so well displayed that I've decided to just post them in the order my son and I saw them. For today's post that means we have some Chevy pick-ups (there were a ton of pick-ups at this year's event, far more than you usually see at any car show), a GMC pick-up, Mustang, a Pontiac Firebird, a first generation Ford Mustang, a post war Ford V8, and a Chevy sedan.









Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Perfect Weather In Lawrenceburg

The 2nd Annual Cruisin' for the Cure ALS was held under perfect conditions. The sky was blue, temperatures started the morning in the 60s and climbed into the mid-70s and the streets of Lawrenceburg were packed. Among the cars on display were a C 3 Corvette, a Plymouth Road Runner, a cute pink AMC Gremlin, a 1968 Dodge, a Hurst Oldsmobile, a Ford Galaxie 500 XL, a customized 1932 Ford, a pair of top fuel dragsters, and a not quite stock racing Chevy.









Monday, May 21, 2018

2nd Annual Cruisin' for the Cure ALS

The second annual Cruisin' for the Cure ALS show in Lawrenceburg, IN was both a surprise and not a surprise. Most shows need to take a few years to gain traction and start drawing in large crowds but the marketing efforts of the organizers pushed last year's turn out to close to 400 cars and this year I was told they had at least 450. Among them was this 1930 Ford Crew Cab pick up, a 396 Chevelle SS, a brand new Mustang, a Chevy Camaro Z 28, a Chevy station wagon, a Chevy 10 Custom Deluxe pick-up, a 1931 Ford Tudor, and a Camaro.