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All of a Sudden, I Bumped into a... Classic Car Show!

Updated on July 17, 2011

Just a Peek into the Past...

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First Glance.Those were the days.Enjoy.Imagine the radio on.The sun  was behind me.I thought so...I didn't think so.What a truck.I remember this thing on my dad's window.My favorite car of all time!The girl, not the spare!In my mind, anyway.And I do mean one of them.I had a hard time getting him away from this one.
First Glance.
First Glance. | Source
Those were the days.
Those were the days. | Source
Enjoy. | Source
Imagine the radio on.
Imagine the radio on. | Source
The sun  was behind me.
The sun was behind me. | Source
I thought so...
I thought so... | Source
I didn't think so.
I didn't think so. | Source
What a truck.
What a truck. | Source
I remember this thing on my dad's window.
I remember this thing on my dad's window. | Source
My favorite car of all time!
My favorite car of all time! | Source
The girl, not the spare!
The girl, not the spare! | Source
In my mind, anyway.
In my mind, anyway. | Source
And I do mean one of them.
And I do mean one of them. | Source
I had a hard time getting him away from this one.
I had a hard time getting him away from this one. | Source

We were out driving around, when...

We found something to do, this evening.

It was one of those day's, girls. You'll know what I mean. After working out in the yard, getting indoor chores done and trying to find yet something else to make for dinner. The husband popped the question... "What are we going to do, tonight?" This is the same question my husband likes to ask me, many, many times, during the week. He especially likes to ask me that same question, but with emphasis, on the weekends. After all, I'm his tour guide, entertainment and social event planner, aren't I ? Or so he seems to think that I am, anyway. I know, I know, I spoiled him. In my younger days I had enough energy for three people. He was so cute back then, I would have done just about anything for him. Now, in my golden years, I find it harder and harder to come up with that rabbit that I used to pull out of my hat.

Usually I can come up with something after searching the local events from the internet. Tonight he wanted to go to the beach and walk on the boardwalk. I was up to it, however, my foot was hurting, so I was trying to think of something quick, before he turned onto the highway on the way to the beach.

What a surprise... for us both.

On route to the beach, we stopped at a gas station and I caught a glimpse of some classic cars that were parked in a nearby shopping center, on the green grass, facing the highway. "Look, sweetie... a car show!" I said as loud as I could. His head whipped around so fast that you would think a 6 foot, blonde right out of the Miss Universe contest was nearby. I actually smiled as we turned out of the gas station and into the parking lot.

Now, being one of the few women who can't tell a Ford from a Chevy, this was a big deal for me, to even mention that we should go take a look at the pretty colored cars. The sun was shining, so it was hard to take some of the pictures that I would have liked to put in this hub. I just couldn't get the right angles. So please forgive me for chopping off some of the parts of the cars that you guys like to take such a good look at.

Reverse... Jack in the Box.

My husband stuck his head in and out of EVERY car in the show. He loved to smell the inside and look at all of the interior thing-a-ma-gigs in each car. At first I thought he was fooling around. Nope, he was actually having a great time.

What's in a Name?

I need your help, guys. Please let me know what some of the names of these cars are. I only know one or two. I know the Chevy Chevelle, because my boyfriend... way back then, had one. Oh, we never got to go anywhere because he never got it to run. So we would just sit in it and talk about where we were going after he got it on the road. I met someone else who actually had a working car, so that was the end of that. My very favorite car, of all time is... The Bel Air. If I was a car, I would definitely be a Bel Air. I hope you enjoy the show as much as we did. It took us back... way back. To a better time and place.

Until we meet again... Francesca27


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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Hi Bri36, I know it's been a while since I've written a hub. My camera has been acting up. Also the port where I insert the photo card doesn't work anymore. Yes, thanks to you we watch Spike TV. We stop in our tracks when the B & J auctions are on. My husband could never afford to get me a 1957 Belair so he got me a metal antique mini one. I look at it every day, it sits on my end table in plain sight. Hopefully, I'll be able to fix my computer and camera. Pick up another camera and keep it in your car, you never know when a hub will show up on your daily travels. Thanks for stopping by.

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      bri36 6 years ago

      Francesca27 did you ever check out Spike TV? I passed by a car club parking lot show last week in west phoenix and saw some really cool cars wish I had my camera but alas not to be. anyway thought I would drop a line and say hi...

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Thanks Happyboomernuse. My favorite is the Blue and White 1957 Chevy, Belair. My husband bought me a small model of it this past summer. Now I no longer wish for one. The mini will do for me.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      I love classic cars although like you, don't often know the makes, models and year of what I'm looking at.

      I also love your photos and the light style that you wrote in this hub.

      Voted up across the board.

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Thank you SimpleGiftsofLove! I love the colors and lines of the older cars.

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      SimpleGiftsofLove 6 years ago from Colorado

      Francesca, what a great hub! My husband and I go to car shows often, and the best ones are the ones we happen upon. However, I don't even pretend that I know anything about the cars, I just photograph them for fun.

      Rated up and following you!

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      How nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by to take a look at the car show.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      This was a true joy and put a smile on my face. Great article and voted up, funny, and interesting.

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      funmontrealgirl 6 years ago from Montreal

      I went to a fantastic car show like this when I visited my friend in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      I'll look for Spike TV and follow up on your suggestion. I'm always looking at car and motorcycle shows with my husband. Then again, he also likes a lot of cowboy stuff. I try to crochet baby and house gifts so he can enjoy all the car's and cowboy's he can see.

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      bri36 6 years ago

      here try this sometime Spike TV has a block of TV shows on cars every sunday. one of the better ones for ladys is "My claccic car" with Dennis Gage. i am sure you will like it, it is geared towards women and people that like cars but don't really know about cars. thank you Francesca27 for a fun day and some COOL cars.

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Thank you so much bri36. Now I can talk "classic cars" with my husband. You helped me a lot. Glad you stopped by to help out. You did a great job!

      Thanks Chonett. The show also brought me back to a better place in life where I was younger and went for Sunday drives with friends and loved ones.

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      chonett 6 years ago

      Super cool,your pics of the antique cars of days gone by!Takes me back quite a few years, when things were more enjoyable and not so complex. My favorite was the fins of the fifties!

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      bri36 6 years ago

      ok I give a try. chevy 57 2dr coup

      2.not sure but i think mid 30's ford truck

      3.62 chevy impala convertible

      4.68 chevy camaro rs

      5.69 or 70 Pontiac le mans

      6.57 or 58 plymouth belvedere

      7.49 or 50 chevy truck chevy impala 64 or 65 hard to tell

      9.your favorite 56 bel-air

      10.67 chevy chevelle

      11.69 chevy chevelle

      I hope this is ok Francesca27 I really liked this hub, it was a cool car show for sure. and I know that hubbie had a whale of a time. the caliber of the cars is top notch! thank you lady yes i voted^

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      Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      I liked this hub and thought the pics were GREAT!! I love that baby blue pick-up truck. I think we had one like it, only very beat-up, as a field car when I was a kid. And I love those cars with the huge fins. I'd like to help you out and let you know the names of 'em, but I don't know at all. I've never been good at identifying cars.

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      NTR57 6 years ago

      Your husband and my husband should get together!

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Oh, yes a Pontiac! Thanks for stopping by my hub.

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      Shana 6 years ago from East Texas

      Love to look at old cars. I don't know what most of them are but I do think the Turquoise one is a Pontiac Lemans maybe a 69. If there were any MUSTANGS I could tell you.