Monday, November 2, 2015

Playing in Fredericksburg Virginia....

Friday we made the last visit of the year to VA BBQ in Fredericksburg, VA….it’s just getting too cold to sit outside in a folding chair.  Most of the ‘regulars’ came out to play but the turnout was a little thin.  I really like the ’71 Ranchero….and Bobby’s ’52 Ford pickup was just perfect.  It’s interesting how many hot rods don’t have a heater….I can do without A/C but must have a heater.  The temp dropped with the sun going down and before it got dark most of us were on the road home.  Denny had to make a little detour on the way home….it’s amazing how slow that car of his fills with gas….and he doesn’t have a heater and the windows don’t roll up!  Hard core!  This cruise is closed till March or April of 2016….see ya then!

Saturday we cruised to Fredericksburg, VA and the Pep Boys ‘the last show of the season’ deal.  The show is hosted by the local Pep Boys store and is free!  It is aptly managed by the Fredericksburg Classic and Muscle Car Club….they really know how to make a show fun. 

When we arrived there were about 30 cars already parked but they kept coming in till there was about 70!  That was phenomenal considering that the only advertising was just the last month and through flyers on Facebook!  If this show is advertised better next year they will need more parking spaces.  The venue is a little tricky getting into but some of the spaces back up to grassed areas, which is nice to set up camp on.  The store has restrooms they let us use, which is always a welcome option.  There are a few food choices close by and as always Wes was selling hot dogs….they are good hot dogs and they get cheaper the closer it gets to the end of the show….hehehehee  Just incase your ambilanted dingle arm needs replacing in your ride….I’m sure the folks in Pep Boys has one in stock!   They are very helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to vehicles.

The club played great music all day….the announcements were at a minimum so the music was king!  Pep Boys provided a bunch of trophies (free, remember) and the club ran a 50/50 for their charity.  The club provides a Christmas for many local families….families that would be forgotten but for the generosity of the local ‘car’ people and the dedicated work of the club.  The 50/50 was won by a gentleman that drove the white ’62 Chevy convertible, almost $160….he gave it back to the club to use for their charity work!  I love this hobby and the people in it!

The event attracted all kinds of vehicles….from rat rods to original antiques like the black Packard….hot rods of every stripe….new Chargers, Challengers, Camaros and Mustangs…..Nadine brought her custom VW, Bubbleicious to the event, always a crowd pleaser.  AND….there were even a few cool trucks, like Jimmy & Annie’s GMC…..and that old black farm truck!  This event would be the last big show around here; it was well received and appreciated by all the folks that attended.  Please check out the pictures at;

We have three more events we are involved with this year, Paws4Vets-11-14-2015, Over The River And Through The Woods Run-11-28-2015 and the Toys For Tots-12-12-2015.  Come out with us before you put your special ride away for the winter….

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