Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday the 8th and it's our grandson's birthday, which will be THE event on Saturday, our younger daughter and her family came from PA to be with the rest of the family to celebrate the deal! Anyway we were able to sneak away to the VA BBQ cruise Friday night. It was a neat deal, we had 9 hot rods parked in a row....usually some other cars park amongst the hot rods but tonight it was special! The lot filled up quickly....Jim & Linda and Dan & Ramona came in and had to hunt a parking place! There was a very nice 65 Dodge, I don't remember many Dodges back in the day that were black, most of them were white or red, black is nice! Razor was walking through the cars....some of the cars probably had his work on them! The Mopar boys, Tony & Pat, brought their cars in....Tony's is nice but I really like Pat's blue HEMI Cuda convertible and the motor sounds so BAD! The graphic on the hood sides of the black hi-boy was trick....also check out the trailer hitch on Paul's 34 lakester.... Al brought out his 72 Chevy long car, so long it could be in two zip codes at the same time, it's a survivor and a very nice one, check it out when he brings it out. Dan & Ramona debuted their show board.... It's done by an artist, Barry Sholder, in GA, he does caricatures and custom boards and a lot of other artwork....I have one of his boards and a couple pieces of art he did for us. They are really different and unique....check out his website! It took a long time for Dan to get their board because of the changes they made and the artists attention to detail, we thought Dan was just saying he had one ordered, you know just to keep us thinking he had ordered one but he didn't....kinda like Andrew's girlfriend, Angela! Anyway Dan & Ramona's board is awesome....the Pigster....hehehe Our daughter brought the grand children to the cruise later and they were a hit too. Sylvia and the Princess doted over the kids.... I have the Princesses 33 apart in the garage doing some needed maintenance and would not have it back together till next week. Sooooo the Princess had to ride with me....She gave me orders to install an 'oh s**t handle' for her to hang on to or she won't go with me anymore....and the problem with that is?....I didn't say that.... Ron did his normal great job running the cruise and Sue and company kept things humming too. This is a cruise you have to check out when you can!
Saturday we were at the above mentioned Birthday Party for my favorite(and only) Grandson, he's 16 now! Look out world! So we didn't attend any shows or cruises the rest of the weekend. We have reports from Dan & Ramona about the FC&MCC show on Sat....It rocked! There were over 110 cars and many new cars, check out Dan's Photo's link, he took pictures. I'll have to find out more about some of the entertainment like the canopy flying! I guess there was a micro burst that took a canopy up and crashed it into the ground....away from the cars!....whew.... Anyway it seemed to be a good reminder to always secure your canopy because you never know when the wind will come up! And most of us get so excited when a canopy crashes on our cars....can you say postal? At least only a few people were injured but those were just a little shaken up! Where is Mary Poppins when you need her? And I understand it, John convinced Ed not to buy his lunch from the BBQ vendor at the show but rather go to a local establishment because it was cheaper and better....after much convincing by John, Ed took his advice....But then John bought his lunch from the show vendor and found out how great it was....Ed came back after paying too much at the local establishment and was not happy, everything was an option, like buying a home....you gotta watch those guys that drive cars with no fenders....they have a special sense of humor! I hope Ed doesn't fall for the waterfront property John has for sale in Fla! hehehe Anyway it was a quiet weekend for us and our cars....next weekend we will be on the road with the hot rods a lot....more in my email notice Tuesday.
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