European Only Car Show - take a walk with me

Sep 01, 2019,14:00 PM

Volkswagen rented our sports arena parking lot for a car show this Labor Day weekend. No admission fee, no display fee, no parking fee. Thank you VW. It gave me some optimism that "the hobby" we love has a future, as most of the people were pretty young. In fact, if forced to summarize it in one phrase, I would say

"Young Asian Men with tricked out Audis" 

although there was much more to it than that. Shall we walk a few rows?


Old VWs

and other interesting machinery. There were very few Italian cars, and only two French - my 2CV and a Renault.

There were plenty of BMWs swathed in carbon fibre.

The highest Baja Bug I've ever seen

V8 Volvo sedan

And a few more Volvos in semi-stock configurations

This mid-front engine Golf was the wildest modification (from a performance standpoint)

At this point I was on the verge of getting sun burnt, so I let my eyes lead me around the parking lot, looking only for bright colors. It was an easy choice of strategy ... walk downhill toward my car via all the brightly-painted ones. Then drive uphill to the high point for an overhead shot of the whole scene.

Let's go

A car with no color but I confess I have never seen an Aston Martin Lowrider before.

I shudder to think of the cost...

This Porsche was almost brand new. 

The paint was smooth as a baby's bottom - this is a faux race car air-brush paint job. No dings, dents, dust or rust - it's just for show.

This Mercedes looked impressive.

The only Alfa of the day.

Now very rare, the "Buick" Open GT

In back of this flat lilac BMW you see another unusual low-rider.

Mercedes sedan. Absolutely pristine except the suspension.

That's it. I hope you enjoyed our tour in the warm California sunshine.

The End.


PS - the overhead shot:

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My dad had an old Karmann Ghia...

 By: destrodan : September 1st, 2019-19:52
...I still wish he had kept it! Kind regards, Dan

Opel GT!

 By: John-E-Mac : September 1st, 2019-14:27
My eldest brother had an orange '71. He bought it used after serving in the US Army. He drove that sucker into the ground. Back then, the manual pop-up headlights were a cool feature. -John

I liked the Volvos

 By: cazalea : September 2nd, 2019-08:44
I’ve had a 122S for 14 years, and two V70 Cross Country wagons for a total of 20 years. So about half my life I owned a Volvo. Not at the present though.