Sunday, June 10, 2012

Foreign Car Show...

Yesterday was a beautiful Saturday in our little town in Northern California.  This photo is an overview looking down Broad Street.  The weather was perfect and in the low 70's.  The sky was blue, the sun was shining and it was a special day for showing off cars.  
Here are a few lined up to get parked along Broad Street.  As you can see there is quite the variety.  
 Here is a typical street scene of cars and people.  The crowds all day were many and well behaved.  Our little town flourishes on tourism and this hopefully helped.  The shops were busy and the restaurants were full.  Many of the shops were having sidewalk sales and specials to offer to the buying public.  For the adults there was also a wine stroll that is very fun.
Here is Mr. C wearing his black Lotus shirt standing by his black Lotus.  He is so technical and quite the Lotus expert so he loves it when guys ask detailed questions.  Yes, this is the car that was on fire on Sunday afternoon and burned through both fuel lines.  There were NO fuel lines to be found in North America as they are so unique.  By Wednesday Mr. C had made even better flame resistant fuel lines and installed them.  By Thursday he was driving the car.  By Friday he took me for a drive and bought me lunch at a lovely restaurant down the hill.  (Oh I was a nervous wreck...but not to worry all was fine.)
This is another Lotus and these are our friends who drove from Woodland, CA to enter the show.  They are such a nice couple and we enjoy them very much.  We met last year when we drove our Lotus's to the National Convention in Red Rock Nevada.  
Here is one of the cars that won my heart.  It was a 1939 beauty.  
I did say there was quite the variety.  From the photos you can see many different types and ages and makes.  This is a little cutie that caught my eye.  Each of the cars is juried to be able to enter into this show.  This is the second year it has been held in town.  Last year it poured rain and they only had a very few cars that were brave enough to get so wet.  We were not!  Our money we paid merely got donated to United Way and that is just fine.  A good fundraiser is always at the top of my list.
All in all this was a splendid day.  Chatting with nice people and seeing so many fine automobiles.  Shopping and dining locally.  Visiting with lots of friends that came to view the cars. And that perfect weather was blissful.
I adore my little town and the activities that abound here.  This is why I volunteer for our local Chamber of Commerce.  I believe in who we are and what we do.  I hope you enjoyed this post of photos.
Wonderful week ahead.  Lots of graduations have been occurring and now for most it is officially SUMMER!  Hip Hip Hooray!!!


  1. Seems like you had a great time. So glad Mr. C was able to fix his Lotus. Thankfully it is summer, but I am hoping for better weather. We have been having very grey skies and the humidity is horrible.

    On another note, our HEAT won and are off to the finals. First game is tuesday.

  2. You and Mr. C are just adorable. I can easily picture everything you write. Those cars sure are colorful and fun, and your town, so quaint! I love it! I am hoping to go on a road trip this summer in our 1984 VW Vanagon, or the "Happy Van" as we call it. Have a creative new week, Sherry! Hugs, kathy

  3. I can see why your adore your little town...Because it is adorable. I love that car that you do it is so cute!


  4. Well, well, good weather - after all that crazy hail - and Mr. C has his Lotus working again! Hooray! Looks like a really fun day there!

  5. What wonderful buildings in your town Sherry. Gosh I bet those little shops are worth exploring.
    Sorry, you can tell I'm not really a car enthusiast, but I can imagine they made an impressive show lined up along Broad Street.
    In Australia we have lots of "Railway Terraces", and Murray Streets!
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
    Judy xx

  6. Sherry, what a wonderful show,
    and great for your husbond, he could fix all, to be there, seems you had a wonderful tour, and a joyful day with friends, and beautiful cars.

  7. I too love your little town, it looks so nice with the sun shining.
    I recognise lots of those cars especially the little red Mini Traveller, what a joy.
    Sounds like you had a great day.

  8. It seems that you have enjoyed a wonderful sunny day! I like the atmosphere and your little town!

    Have a nice day,

  9. I love your little town. Never been there but you make it sound so wonderful. My father in law owned an Alvis. We had great fun touring about in that huge car. I think you were very brave to get back in that car after the fire. Glad all is fixed now. We are having the 2nd day of sunshine. Yeah!!!!! But they say the rain will return tomorrow. I hope not.

  10. Each year we have a car show, always something to look forward to. Looks as if you had some lovely vehicles to view and the SUN!

  11. WOW! All of the cars are gorgeous, but your car, or your husbands, is stunning. You must feel like a million bucks when you drive in that!! as long as it isn't on fire! I'm glad all was well with that!

  12. The weather sounds absolutely divine. A perfect day. That wine stroll would be right up my alley. :) Best wishes, Tammy

  13. Such a perfect day...great weather and like-minded friends. I'm glad to see that you've been enjoying life.

  14. Hi Sherry,
    I just wanted to pop by and say hello as i dont get enough chances to do so. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughtful comment on my blog too.

    Thanks so much for showing us your photo's, the cars are fab but your town looks beautiful, what a great place, i would love to see more.
    have a great weekend
    hugs June x

  15. oh my gosh I love old cars just don't do it for me. That last little one was the bomb! BTW, I popped over from T's to meet new bloggers...glad I did your blog is great!


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