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Golden State Classics Car Show

Cruise Night, Paso Robles CA

Friday night was the Cruise night for the Golden State Classics Car Show.  A friend and I took our kids and went the 6 blocks down the street from my house to get curb side seats.  It’s funny to me that my 6 yr old daughter already shares my love of Classics… she saw a purple hot rod drive past us earlier that day and got so exited, “A hot rod, I LOVE hot rods!!”  My favorite car of the night has to be the car in the first photo- because there is just something super sexy and exciting about big loud engines and flame throwers (which unfortunately I didn’t capture in any of the pics).  Classics from the 1950’s are more my style, but there were some pretty hot beefy sounding muscle cars also.  And just for fun, I even threw in the pic of the fixed up Pinto!!  I had 2 friends cruisin’ their classics, and a few friends with awesome rides that didn’t have theirs in the cruise…. we will have to fix that next year and get all of us in on it!  My only disappointment was that I didn’t get my car down there, but I will be starting on my painting prep this week and by next year my “Pink” 1957 Plymouth Savoy will definitely be a part of our local Cruise Night (and many others too I hope).  I was happy, yet disappointed, to see there was not one other Plymouth Savoy, Fury, or Belvedere (no “Christine’s”)– disappointed because they’re just plain awesome to look at (especially the year I have with the big tail fins), but happy because mine will stand out that much more when I do get in Cruise Nights and Car Shows!  Hope you enjoy some of the cars from this years Golden State Classics Car Show Cruise Night…

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…and the Pinto……..

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Favorite Classics of Viva Las Vegas 15

I Can Never Get Enough!

Ok- so maybe my life will never be an Elvis musical and maybe I will never go back in time and experience the 50’s like I dreamed of doing when I was a kid- but I will continue to day dream and experience as much of those “Happy Days” as I can through car shows and Rockabilly events like Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend.  I love the feeling of being surrounded by colored victory rolls and Betty Page bangs, greasers and pompadors, tattoos and pinstriping, bandanas and parasols, swing dresses and petticoats, Rockabilly music, and of coarse– the classic cars!  There is something so emotionally seductive about the classic cars- the curves, the sharp edges of tail fins, the shape of the lights, the big shinny grilles, the moldings, the emblems, the white wall tires, the bigger engines, the huge trunks, and the beautiful large steering wheels….  There is something so magnetic and wonderful about classic cars, maybe because they bring up feelings of more simple and happy times, or because they represent an iconic and exciting era? Regardless of the reasons for the exciting effect they have- I can never get enough of the classic cars these big events bring! Here are some of the many great classics from this year’s Viva Las Vegas, Rockabilly Weekend:

Theme Car

Rockabilly Classic

Pinstriped Classic Car

Rockabilly weekend

1949 Mercury

Classic Mercury

Viva Las Vegas Classic Car

Rockabilly Weekend 2

Rockabilly Classic

Rockabilly Car

Rockabilly Classic Pontiac

Rockabilly Weekend 3

Rockabilly style classic

 

The BEST for last- the Pink classics!

pink convertable classic

Elvis 2 pink cadillac

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