Views of the Neighborhood – Corvette and Mustang Show

As the headline says, there is a Corvette and Mustang show here in Lakeway. We need to load the bus and then disembark at the display space when we get there. We will be setting up a buffet for your pleasure. Today we are serving cracked stone crab claws, fresh asparagus, fingerling roasted potatoes, station carved standing rib roast with horseradish aioli, fresh-caught sea bass, saffron rice pilaf, and assorted cakes and homemade vanilla ice cream for dessert. There are assorted wines and top-shelf liqueurs. We also have Lady Antebellum for your entertainment.

So everyone get on board, and let’s go.

Views of the Neighborhood

A vintage corvette. I’m sorry, but I didn’t get the exact years on a lot of these. This one is from the 80s.

Here is a new model.

If you ever wondered what a turbocharged Corvette looks like without its clothes, here’s one for you.

A 1980 Corvette. Hard to believe it is 40 years old.

A 1987 Corvette with special paint.

A 1979 Corvette with the Stingray emblem.

Two vintage Mustangs from about 1985.

A red 2019 Shelby Cobra flanked by two late-model Mustangs.

A 1965 Mustang GT that is 55 years old and looks brand new.

Another 80s model Mustang convertible.

1968 Mustang GT

Amazing color.

Unusual paint (US AIR Force) and custom doors on a 2020.

2020 convertible

About a 2008 Shelby Mustang.

Well, that is the tour. Stay have some more food and listen to the music. I hope you have a great week

84 comments

  1. I’d never go to a car show; they just don’t interest me. On the other hand, I have a lot of affection for those old Mustangs, and if someone were to offer me a ride in one, I wouldn’t be opposed. Now that I think about it, a trip to the levee in a Chevy wouldn’t be bad, either.

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    1. Problem is the levee is dry and them old boys are drinking whiskey and rye. 😊I was born and raised in Detroit so I can’t resist. Thanks, Linda.

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      1. Well, then! You surely took a ride or a few with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels!

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      2. You betcha. Good golly miss Molly. πŸ˜‚

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  2. I don’t know much about cars but I know beauty and those are beautiful. Thanks for the food and entertainment, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thanks for coming along Suzanne. 😁

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  3. Whoa! I need to win the lottery for sure!! I would not have been able to pick just one to buy!
    What prompted such an outstanding buffet? Now I’m starving… see ya!

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    1. The buffet just rolled off the keyboard. It sounded good to me so I wrote it. I admit it was before lunch. πŸ˜‚ Lotto for sure.

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  4. Car show season here in Indiana ended with the James Dean Fewstival. The weather is turning nasty. Your introductory paragraph made me hungry.

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    1. I used to love going to Auburn during the auctions there. I drooled as the classics came and went way over my budget. Thanks, Molly Shea. 😊

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      1. We,ve never been to one of those car auctions in Suburn, but I hear they are really fantastic.

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      2. They are for sure. Almost every kind of car.

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  5. I don’t a car enthusiast, but admire the car show owners who display their pride and joy. Those custom Air Force doors were interesting. Thanks for the stroll.

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    1. Anytime, Frank. 😊

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  6. I’m feeling a little vintage myself this morning. I can’t believe the 1980 Corvette is 40 years old either! Thanks for the outing and the snacks…I’m stuffed! The weather looked gorgeous. Wishing you and the family a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. A peacefulwish to you as well. 😊

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  7. Really cool collection. Love the ones with unusual paint jobs. Gives the cars more character to me.

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    1. I agree. I had a number ofphotos that I didn’t use since the paint jobs were pretty standard and they were new.

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  8. I find it hard to get excited about cars, but it was good to get out of the house!

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    1. Good for all of us to get out. Thanks, Liz. 😊

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  9. Thanks for taking us along in such fine style, John. I have a special fondness for the Shelbys, old or new. It looks like it was a beautiful day. My compliments to the chef, the crab is great, and that horseradish aioli is clearing my sinuses. Cheers!

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    1. The aioli is a house specialty. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for coming along, Dan. 😊

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  10. Wow! These are great. My brother had a 1965 Mustang GT. A great spread too and I love the Lady Antebellum tune. Thanks.

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    1. I’m glad it all worked, Darlene. Thaks for letting me know. 😁

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  11. Great show! I always like(d) to go to the car shows here.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. You as well, Pit.

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  12. I love car shows. It’s one of the few things I can remember doing with my dad, just me and him. But, for this one, I’m staring out the window at the cars from inside the bus while gorging on the delicious food and listening to Lady Antebellum! πŸ™‚

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    1. Good for you. We have some nice champaign in the fridge if you would like some. 😊

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  13. I really love these old beauties, John! I remember not long ago traveling on the interstate and being surrounded — back and front — by a gazillion Corvettes. All colors and ages, mostly driven by guys who were probably young when their vehicles were made! What a treat — they sure got the stares, too. Thanks for letting me join the party!

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    1. What a fun experience, Debbie. I would have loved to be there. Have a great week.

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  14. First off – what a meal you have planned! I am in! And I went down to get the music going as I enjoyed the tour.
    My father had a lemon yellow Corvette Stingray – I want to say it was a ’73-’74. (My mother is wracking her brains right now. She did remember being pissed at him once and taking it for a drive in spite, scaring the shit out of him!) He was a cool cat, my old man. And don’t mess with my mom, either πŸ˜‰
    Mick was a Mustang fanatic and had a Shelby (before I was in the picture).
    Wonderful tour, John!

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    1. The best part is it brought back some super memories. Thanks for sharing, Dale. 😁

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      1. It did. And my mother just confirmed it was a ’74 πŸ˜‰

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      2. He was a rather cool dude…

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  15. Awesome car show! I used to go to those all the time, but never in such style. Beautiful cars but I didn’t see my favourite, the 1963 Corvette stingray. Thanks for the trip, John.

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    1. There was nothing older than the 78. I remember the Sting ray.

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  16. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I don’t know anything about cars, but I love car shows and go to them when possible. All the owners are super excited and happy — and I’m fascinated by the older models. It makes for a delightful day! Thank you for the pleasant reminders. 😁

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    1. Always willing to spur pleasant memories, Gwen. Thanks for letting me know I did. 😊

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  17. John great tour on the bus. Nice toy eye candy trip. And at the end of the trip the bus and its enticements gets the winning vote. Take three fingers and relax on a job well done.

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    1. Thank you, John.

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  18. Impressive show, dear John! Are why all of them are open? Is there anything interesting inside?πŸ€”πŸ˜‹

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    1. They are showing off their huge powerful engines. 😊

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      1. Ohh! I see!πŸ™„πŸ˜

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      2. It is a car thing. 😁

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      3. Thank you for explanation, dear John. I even suspect where it is fixed inside…It must be something really precious for those who are fond of cars. My attempt to learn driving failed when I realized that I started engine at the red lights. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      4. Yes that is the wrong time to start. You don’t drive then?

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      5. Not yet. πŸ™‚ In Moscow there is no need, as the public transport system is well-developed. while in Europe it is impossible without driving. I will have to learn anyway.

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      6. Some day.Y ou are young enough not to have to worry right now. 😊

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  19. The classics were voluptuous. I will always remain partial to them.

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    1. They were weren’t they. Thanks, Marc

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      1. No doubt about it. Gracias Boss.

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  20. What a great event. I used to participate in car shows prior to marriage. Classic cars require a lot of money, and it turns out marriage does, too. Something had to give. Maybe one day after winning the lottery I can do it again.

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    1. Reminds me of the C&W song, “Gonna Miss Her.” The guy was given the ultimatum of girl or fishing.(Could be car,) Thaks, Craig.

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      1. Brad Paisley. I have that one on my phone.

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      2. I enjoy Brad’s videos.

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  21. American muscle cars are one of my favourite things about the states. Very nice πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jessica.

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  22. Why are all the bonnets up? Is this a sort of Texas testicle waving for petrolheads? ‘Look how big my bigend is’ sort of thing?

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    1. Gives everyone a chance to see mine if they show you theirs. 😁

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      1. That will just stay between you and me John…

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  23. “naked” corvette looks fun 😜

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    1. A pair of goggles and warm jacket is all that’s necessary. Thanks, Victoria. 😁

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  24. I’ve never been much of a car person, but I’ve visited the Corvette Museum (only 15 minutes away) and it was pretty interesting. Also saw the cars that fell into the sink hole when part of the floor collapsed a few years back. Awesome menu today, John!

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    1. I remember that sink hole incident, Teri. Act of the devil. Thanks. 😊

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  25. This is so cool, John. We had a 1976 Corvette Sting Ray T-top in our garage for 15 years – our son’s car – that we sold when we moved.

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    1. Oh, Noelle. I’m sorry you had to sell it. I hope it was okay to do so.

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  26. Our son gave us permission. He has a Mercedes and two Harleys, and the car needed some real work on the engine.

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  27. Hi John, the food sounds heavenly and that song is one of my favorites of Lady Antebellum’s. Those mustangs took me back to my childhood when my parents owned a white ’65 mustang. I was twelve years old and I told them to hang onto it for when I start to drive. They didn’t though. 😦
    But in 1980, I bought a royal blue mustang and loved it. Memories…
    Thanks for the food and tour, and I hope you don’t mind if I take a couple of crab claws to go…

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    1. You can take a pound. Those stone crabs are so good. Thanks for sharing your memories, Lauren. 😊

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  28. A hatchback Mustang? NOOOO! The 65 model is my favorite. Candy Apple red, please. The foodservice and menu sound wonderful on the tour today!

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    1. Yes we have it all. Thaks for stopping by, Deborah.

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      1. πŸ˜€ Food, drinks, fascinating tours…I’m in!

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      2. Music. Don’t forget the music

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      3. πŸ˜‚ Oh no, I won’t forget the music!

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  29. Great car pictures, John. My boys are car mad.

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    1. I think all boys are car mad. Thanks, Robbie.

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  30. Nice John! For a minute I thought that “unusual door” car was a DeLorean. I wonder how my mother’s Chrysler Le Baron would look among these? Would anyone be able to tell? πŸ˜‰

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    1. I think your mom’s car would fit right in. 😁

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  31. Cool. A part of the American allure for us thousands of miles away folks.

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    1. We like them too and we are right here. Thanks, Ankar.

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