Monday, April 14, 2008

Sometime ya just gotta have faith!

Every weather forecast said rain on Saturday April 12, even thunderstorms in our area all day. In spite of that Linda and I arrived at North Stafford High School early and were directed to park on the sidewalk near the flag poles….what a deal! Many other cars started arriving and soon the parking lot started to fill up. The parking was divided into classes, which made it a little awkward if a group drove to the show together with different kinds of cars and usually parked together but had to be split up in class sections. The Stafford County Sheriff was represented, as was their racecar….you can’t go faster then they can!….grin The major sponsor of the event, The National Guard, had some representatives walking around and talking to the people about their cars. There was a contingent of soapbox derby cars that amazed everyone with the workmanship and detail that goes into their construction. Many future drivers had their pictures taken in the cars thanks to their owners being eager to share their hobby. Around noon we had a little rain, it didn’t even get the ground wet….just spotted the pollen in the cars a little. As at the show last year, the students worked everything out to make the show run smoothly….with the direction of Susan and Kenny. The food was good and the displays were effective. I couldn't find the ice cream vendor! I think many more people would have attended but the rain was a big deal for some. Even though the show got very little rain; as close as 3 miles away had thunderstorm and near deluge rainfall….we had a circle of kool & dry for our show….grin Sometime you have to take a chance on the weather so you can respect the effort of many others…. ….something to think about.

The awards were very cool. The plaques were very patriotic and well received. The ‘Special’ awards were truly one of a kind. The thought and work that went into them was appreciated by all….even if you didn’t get one. But of course the Princess got one, for Best Rod; so did Jim & Maria for best paint and Dan & Ramona for judges choice....Tom got Best Engineeered, you have to check our his Camaro next time you see it....and Pete got the Best Custom award for his VW. Thanks for another great show….one that should not be missed next year!

Later on the same day we attended the cruisein behind Arby’s and Bruster’s on Rt 610/Garrisonville Rd….in Stafford. A lot of the cars from the NSHS show were there as well as many other cars; I think Ron had over 50 cars that night! The Bruster’s/Arby’s location may be outgrown this year….we’ll see.

Another busy day, please visit the webshots site for the pictures….also check Dan’s Photo link, as he will post the pics he took at both events too.

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