At car show today. Warning: once seen can't be unseen

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  1. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Car-a-holic and there is no cure

    This was at Cars and Coffee today:

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  2. PCUB

    PCUB PCUB

    remember to ask permission before giving hugs!
     
  3. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    Never could understand stuff like that, stuffed animals inside the car or those stupid little leaning people
     
  4. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    So THATS what they’re powered by!! Who would’ve guessed?
     
  5. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Are those actually gremlins looking to sabotage the car?

    Or are they just ashamed to the point that they're waiting for her to start the engine so they can stick their heads through the fan blades?
     
  6. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    Not just the stuff animals but the new cars at the car shows. I grew up around old cars because my dad was a collector and we helped him polish the cars and went to the shows with him and I don't recall ever seeing a `69 Camaro at a car show in 1969.
     
  7. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

  8. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    What a funny world in which we live. It's one thing if you're in to the new stuff and proud of your ride. I get that. I just walk past the rows of bone stock late model cars that you see 9 of in the grocery store parking lot on any given day at stuff like that. But in what mindset do you decide "ya know what would really accentuate my car? A bunch of stuffed unicorns like you see carnies giving away at the ring toss game! That'd be awesome!!" I just can't wrap my head around it....
     
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  9. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Agreed . I would walk as quickly as possible past that whole row of cars . Question . Are they stone clips all over the front end of that car or just a bad picture ??
     
  10. cluxford

    cluxford Well-Known Member

    Pony car ??
     
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  11. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Those white things are only on the front and nowhere else. I think they are there, but could be bugs or chips.
     
  12. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Car-a-holic and there is no cure

    They were bugs. The car wasn’t even cleaned up.
     
  13. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    But the stuffed animals were spotless!
     
  14. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    A few years back, I was helping host a NSRA car show (1948 and older). About a half dozen PT Cruiser owners pulled up and one of them came over to me and asked “Where do we park the PT Cruisers?” I pointed across the street and said “Over there” (It was a 4-lane highway; there were railroad tracks on that side). I couldn’t even drive my 67 to the event for cryin’ out loud...
     
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  15. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    At a show I was at last weekend, a young woman brought a tiny Japanese car(Mitsubishi I think). It was a two seater and was wrapped in a black material printed with manga characters. The car model year had hit the 25 year threshold so was eligible for import. I had my '68 Firebird coupe about 20 feet away.

    Life is too short to worry much about what other people are doing. FWIW, that ZL1 has more horsepower thaan any car I own.
     
  16. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    It's gotten to the point that car show organizers will accept most anything if there is an entry fee. I get it, the money is going towards a cause or to pay for the trophies, etc. I just ignore what I don't care to see and move along.
     
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  17. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    I see what you did there. Pun-ny guy....haha
     
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  18. efogs400

    efogs400 Well-Known Member

    I seldom go to cruises or shows but a few weeks ago I went to Lowe's on a Sunday morning and took one of the Buicks. In the parking lot there happened to be a Cars & Coffee type of event going on so I went over to check it out. The guy checking people in seemed annoyed that I had a car that was not on his script, he asks looking around for an emblem, what is it? I said a Buick GS, he said, just park back there in the miscellaneous area.

    I by far had the oldest and oddest vehicle in a sea of late model Camaro's, Mustangs, Mopar's, some hi po cars but most were V6 run of the mill daily drivers. I was there 5 minutes, waste of time.
     
  19. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    Most of the shows I go to have a section for late models. They are more often than not way in the back where they don't annoy the adults. Mostly imports with ugly paint or wraps, neon, lambo doors and they are all trying to out bass each other with their huge collection of subwoofers. I purposely avoid that area at all cost.
     
  20. PCUB

    PCUB PCUB

    Looking at this thread for a moment in a more serious point of view; the car hobby is evolving in many more ways from rat rods to artist cars to exotics, etc. A cars and coffee should be open to all and a good chance to see where many younger people are entering the car hobby and what "floats their boat". I'm like my car...in the vintage category, but slowly as we rust away there are new people coming in that we can share our backgrounds and restoration frustrations. I think we have in common more than you would imagine and it will keep attracting new people interested in finding more ways to identify with their wheels. Relax and prepare to be amazed by the changing world!
     

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