Sunday, May 11, 2008

Beautiful Vintage Cars

Yesterday was the monthly cruise of the Late Great Chevy, a vintage car club dedicated to owners of old and antique Chevrolet cars. According to the club members, this monthly car cruises are held at Rick's Famous BBQ in Carrollton, Texas the second Saturday of every month from April to October.

It was a lucky coincidence that took me to the venue and gave me the opportunity to look at some of the very finely restored antique Chevy's. I have been to vintage car rallies in India, where old car collectors bring in their restored beauties to show off. But this event was totally different, owners (mostly senior citizens) brought in their cars parked them with bonnet open and walked around chatting up with other participants.

The event is peer judged and every participant gives ranking to every car in the lot and the car which gets the highest rating at the end of the day gets the first prize. A great concept indeed. Some of the cars I saw there were not new to me, like the Chevy Impala, but I was wonderstruck by some of the real old cars out there. Here are some pictures of the beautiful cars I saw yesterday. For those of you who are in the Dallas area and wish to attend this rally next time around just visit the Late Great Chevy website and get details of the next cruise. More pictures on my other blog Passenger Views.

Antique 2-seater, open engine car

Proud owner with his beauty

Toy replica of the large antique car

Another Antique 2-seater car

This one definitely takes the cake... a V-8 convertible in the old style

An old time racing machine V-8 again

Equally grand and lovingly restored interiors

Look under the bonnet and there is a beauty there too... not a spec of oil or dust... wonder how they maintain these cars so clean? Another picture of a V-8 engine... this is an open engine car without bonnet, wonder how the cylinder heads are so shiny...

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