Views of the Neighborhood – Car Show

Last Sunday, there was an auto show in the next town of Bee Cave. It is called the Rolling Sculpture Car Show. The show benefitted the Bee Cave Library, and there were over 120 cars on display. There were antique, custom, restored, and new vehicles. Of course, I can’t post 120 pictures, so here is a representative sample. Also, you must know that Β was born and raised in Detroit so anything auto is my cup of tea,

A 1958 MGB 1500.

A 1966 Mustang

From left a 1968 Chevrolet Impala, a 1966 Thunderbird, and a 1949 Customized Mercury

 

1967 Pontiac GTO

1960 Corvette

1953 MG T

1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Volkswagen Beetle.

1940 Dodge Convertible

1931 Ford Roadster

1951 Mark V Jaguar

On the left a 1932 Cadillac Roadster. On the right a 1930 Cadillac Towne Car.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Something I have never seen before. 1976 Cadillac station wagon

1951 Willy Overland Wagon

A passenger in the Willys since 1951

1946 Ford pick-up in original condition

1932 Ford customized Roadster

1957 Hudson Hornet

1934 customized Ford Roadster.

I hope you enjoyed the walk around today.

 

 

82 comments

  1. I always love to see the classic cars, John. I’ve never seen the Cadillac station wagon either…it’s so long! I love the Willy Overland Wagon. Thanks for taking us along. I enjoy this! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jll. It was fun. 😁

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  2. A fine selection, John. I was glad to see the classic MGB in its proper position – at the top of the list. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Should be British Racing Green though. Thanks, Keith. I was partial to the Triumph TR3. Of course I spent 70 days in the hospital after crashing one.

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      1. Ooh, that’s not nice. For the first few years in France I had a Mazda MX-5 (Miata?) in BRG. Such fun, but it succombed to old age.

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      2. Those Miatas did not last long here. They were cute though.

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      3. It was terrific on French country roads

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  3. Great collection. Always wondered if it was risky leaving the hood up though.

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    1. Good springs on most. 😁

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    It’s always fun to wander around the classic car shows. I don’t know much about cars, but I love the excitement and the walk through the century. πŸ™‚

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    1. Most of these were cars of my youth. From 1954 on I was a junkie. My first car was a 1949 Ford Club Coupe. 😊

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  5. Awesome pics πŸ™‚ ah Dodge looks cute … my husband had before ford and Chevrolet & Camaro. Old cars…

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    1. THere was a Camaro, but I didn’t get a shot of it.

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  6. I would go nuts here trying to buy them all!!

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    1. I would like to have them all too, GP. Too bad we weren’t born rich.

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      1. haha, it may be a good thing I wasn’t!

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      2. I may have to agree.

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  7. I love seeing all of these classic cars. I have never been to an auto show, but I definitely want to.

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    1. I think you would like it. The Rolling Sculpture nature of the art is impressive. Thanks, Drew.

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  8. I smiled at that hook ’em horns orange mustang. If anyone was unsure, the license plate would confirm the owner’s sympathies. As for that VW Beetle? It’s a little unnerving to see my first car in a car show, as though it’s old, or something!

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    1. The greatest love essay ever written about a car was Farewell, My Lovely! by E. B. White. The New Yorker piece was dedicated to his Model T. As I read it for the first time, I kept thinking, ‘Somebody should do that for the VW.”

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      1. What a great article, Greg. I enjoyed it immensely. Reminded me of my 1949 Ford Club Coupe. It was my first and had a mind of it’s own. By the time we had to part I felt it was a brother from another mother.

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    2. I remember while in college one of my friend’s dad bought him a new Beetle. It was jet black and a 1960. We went everywhere in that car. Many good memories.

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  9. I don’t actually like cars, but do love classic cars and we have been to a few shows locally; the owners do an amazing job looking after them. I’m going to have the MG in racing car green which is the same age as me – disconcerting to be vintage!

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  10. Good pictures, John. Those cars are beauties. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Hope you are on the mend. 😊

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      1. Thanks, John. I’m weak at present so it will take a while but I have no choice. The doctors say “keep your feet above your heart when sleeping” and the physical therapists say “walk”. The problem is when I walk or am up and about for a short time my foot begins to swell again. I hope to find a happy medium. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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      2. I think it will take time. My prayers are with you. 😊

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  11. Beautiful cars.
    I usually like old cars better, becaus the design is usually more beautiful.

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    1. Me too. There are some classics here. Thaks, Rabirius.

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  12. I’ve never seen a Cadillac station wagon. And that Mustang is the same color as the ’78 I drove in high school. Of course, the ’66 is just a tad bit more romantic.

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    1. The 66 was it. They sold like hot cakes and were everywhere. Thanks, Marc.

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  13. This is interesting, John. I like old cars.

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    1. I like them too, Robbie. Glad you liked it.

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  14. I’m not the passenger in the ’51 Willys!
    I’ll take the very first ‘RED DEVIL’ MG!!

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    1. Are you sure you are not the passinger? I like it too.

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  15. Thanks for sharing these beauties, John. I’d never see a Cadillac station wagon before, either.

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    1. Was real odd for sure. Thanks, Dan

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I always enjoy going to see the old cars:)

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    1. Me too, Denise.

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  17. Wow, the Cadillac station wagon is cool!

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  18. Great car show! I have never seen a station wagon Cadillac either. Also liked the MGs

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Have a great week.

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  19. Oh, my, John, these are wonderful! I, too, have loved cars almost my entire life, probably something I “inherited” from my late dad. I can totally see you and the Producer in that first MGB 1500 — sorry Twiggy and Lucy, that would be an adult trip!

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    1. The producer had one.

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      1. Really?? Wow, just wow!!

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  20. Stunning collection, dear John! Alike new ones…except the passenger since 1951!

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      1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  21. My favorite is the Ford Pick-Up truck. You take such great shots. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you., Susannah.

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  22. Quite a collection of interesting cars, John!

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  23. I love this post, John. I’m a sucker for old cars. I even see one Clovis would approve of.

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    1. There were many Clovis would love. I’m sure he would like that GTO

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      1. Exactly the one I spotted.

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  24. Your Detroit roots are definitely showing:). Who wouldn’t want that first little cherry-colored number? Gorgeous!

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  25. I’ll take that first one, the 1958 MGB, please … and could I get it in midnight blue? Thanks! Some of these remind me of my first car … a ’56 Chevy that I paid $50 for!

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    1. Uh.No Midnight blue is for Mercurys. There was a 56 Chevy Bel-air in the show. I didn’t get a photo of it since there were a lot of kids around it. $50.00 sounds like a steal.

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      1. Drat! It was a steal, though you must remember that was in 1966, when $50 was a lot more than $50 is today!

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      2. Today $50.00 in 1966 is worth $378.27. Still a steal. πŸ˜€

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  26. I was never much of a car person, but my dad would sure would enjoy this. Nice they’re raising money for the library.

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  27. I can’t believe Caillac MADE a station wagon!
    And man… back when cars had personality… nowadays they all look alike.
    Great shots!

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  28. I LOVED seeing these cars. I was especially drawn to the 1931 Ford roadster – my first car was a 1930 Model A Ford phaeton!

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  29. Those are some VERY cool cars, John! I used to have a ’69 GTO and I loved that car!

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    1. Yes they are, Rob.

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  30. Awesome cars!

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda.

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  31. Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed the car show. The Cadillac station wagon is huge. How can so many antique cars be from the 60’s? I mean, that was just a few years ago…

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    1. It seemed like a few years ago doesn’t it?

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      1. It really does!

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  32. Thanks John.

    Some very covetable cars there!

    That 1940 Dodge would look swell in my driveway.

    Regards Thom

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    1. and in mine. Thank you, Thom

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  33. Some classic beauties here, but where is my dad’s 1961 Rambler American station wagon?

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    1. Didn’t see one of those.

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  34. Wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, David.

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