A weekend of cars, cars, cars!

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Drag cars on Saturday – Show cars on Sunday

The weekend was very busy!

Saturday

Saturday was a guy day out at Billetproof / Detroit Dragway Reunion. Steve, Liam and I loaded up the HHR and headed down to Milan Dragway. The spectator side was the Billetproof rat-rod show and then the pit side got you into the nostalgia dragsters of the Detroit Dragway Reunion.

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Lots of drag racing was on hand and the pits seemed to go on forever. But wandering the pits got you up close and personal with all sorts of nostalgia race cars. And there were tons of the regular drag cars too. Between sitting in the stands and watching the drag racing action and strolling through the pits it was a full day.

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And I want to acknowledge the guys with Great Lakes Gassers! The whole bunch of them were awesome. They were very cordial and were willing to show off their rides. They made sure Liam got an up close and personal look at the cars and let him try them on for size. They showed him the inner workings of the cockpits and what does what. Great job guys!

Sunday

Sunday was a great day for a car show! A clear sunny day and a temp around 90. This one was the SAAC – MCR All Ford Show. This annual show had an added attraction this year with the addition of the 50th Anniversity Celebration of the Cougar. Take a big Ford show and throw in about 300 Cougars from across the country and you have a winner. I made sure to stock up on water for the grueling sunny day ahead. I got there early to get situated before the placed packed up so I setup and started my stay by heading for the swap meet area. The rest of the day was spent browsing up and down the rows looking for cars and features. I found plenty of both.

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So today is a day of recovery. Unfortunately it’s 90 out today. kind of a duplicate of yesterday. So I will hide in the AC till it cools down this afternoon. Gonna do some steaks once it cools down. Gotta eat, right!? See ya!

More Things To Do This Year!

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I have updated my Bob’s Garage Calendars with a bunch of new events!

There are lots of stuff going on throughout the summer cruise months. So feel free to browse through and see what catches your eye! I am already making my check marks on the ones I want to attend. Maybe I will see you there!

Bob’s Garage site

So … take a look!  Thanx!

Dearborn 2015 – the good and the bad

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It was a short but productive event for me

Short as in 6 hours short, to be exact!

The Dearborn 2015 swap meet is a premier 2 day event [July 18/19] and I had every intention of staying overnight on the Chelsea County Fairgrounds  compound which is about 60 miles out for me. It is a 45 year old event that I have participated in for going on 20 years. And a big facet of it is the social gathering of local gearheads. But as we all know things evolve rapidly.

The weather was predicted to be sunny, rain free and HOT! I got there early and set up on my indoor spot right next to a nice big overhead door. I paid for my spot within 20 minutes of unpacking. The rest of the morning was in and out of the selling mode and into the shopping / buying mode. At a swap early is good! All the neat stuff is still there.

My prize of the day was a 14 inch Hitachi Cut-off saw for $40! [ It’s bad when you aren’t getting parts or goodies but shop tools! ] But I could not pass it up.  I actually had multiple request from customer at my spot throughout my stay as to whether I was selling it. NOPE! A long time swap friend had some headrests for me so I picked those up also.

Don’t believe the weather guy!

The day progressed into a very hot one. 90+ degrees and humid. Tolerable. And I did a good business so the day was doing well for me. Then about 2PMish the sky from the west got black quickly. I mean gray / black and building fast. I was inside so it really wasn’t a big concern. A lot of vendors were looking to the sky and scrambling to cover their goods. Then the front came through. It was a cool rush but what a rush!  It took out a handful of canopies in just minutes. Then the downpour started. Kinda refreshing but really wet. Thank You Captain Obvious!

While it only lasted about 20 minutes it cleared quickly and turned what was a hot sticky day into a really hot really muggy day. So with no relief in sight for the rest of the day I made a unilateral decision to take the money and run. So I packed up and called it a day. And an event.

I did very well sales wise, made some money, got some stuff along the way and I made the trip easily thanks to  Wun Tunn Zoop. But the ultimate plus was an evening at home. In the air conditioning! And with a nice shower. Not in the van.

My day at Billetproof / Detroit Dragway Reunion 2015

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A nice day hanging out at Milan Dragway

Rat rods and nostalgia dragsters! What a combo!

DSCN5198Even though the day was a bit overcast and humid it was a great day out. I was at Milan Dragway spending some time with my son, Steve, and my grandson Liam. It was Liam’s first time at a dragstrip. Loud but way kool!

The last few years have seen the merging of two cool shows. The rat rod event Billetproof and nostalgia dragster event The Detroit Dragway Reunion. The dragsters just love the heavy humid air. They go like gangbusters. And it makes for one nice show. And with the spectator side full of rat rods and the pit side crammed full of current and legendary dragsters and drag racers like Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, what a day!

Lots of pics so I broke them in half. Same place just different sides of the track.  Billetproof and the Detroit Dragway Reunion. Pick a direction and check them both out.

Detroit Dragway Reunion 2015 /  June 13

Detroit Dragway Reunion 2015 / GALLERY

Billetproof 2015 / June 13

Billetproof 2015 / GALLERY

Mt. Clemens Cruise 2015

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Mt. Clemens Cruise

Just hangin out in downtown Mt Clemens

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Breakfast at Gus’s

The season for cruising here in Metro Detroit has begun! The Mt. Clemens Cruise is one of the first big outings of the season and it is on the main street of downtown Mt. Clemens. I went to the show and met my son, Steve and my grandson, Liam for a nice day of car stuff. It was a very bright sunny day. Perfect for a car show. After a nice breakfast at Gus’s we headed out to wander through the show and enjoy the day. Nice!

Mt Clemens Cruise 2015