Saturday, August 4, 2007

Smoky Valley Car Show

Just a short post on the car show.

I went. I saw. I was amazed.

Car collecting, restoring, rebuilding is an amazing obsession. I am a car guy to the extent that any normal American guy is a car guy. We all remember certain cars that we wanted as teenagers but could never have.

I always wanted a sleek little sports vehicle. A Triumph TR3 or a MG-TD or a Jensen. My buddies wanted GTOs and Corvettes. I have to admit a certain fascination for the '57 Chevy and the '58 Corvette, but I really am not that taken by the Corvette.

Anyway, all those cars and more were there at the car show. I'm preparing for a sermon (I preach at Bethany 10:30 am tomorrow) so I'm in a rather introspective mood.

Went to the car show and talked to almost no one. That's not like me. But I'm thinking, I'm thinking, I'm thinking. One of the things I think is "this was a nice show." I think it was, but I have no critical judgment available for the car show at the moment. Here are some odd pictures then.

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This is the fanciest air filter I've ever seen. It reminds me of the texture and color of an old sofa.

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I've always been drawn to the Edsel. Maybe I share some of its traits.

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The beauty of really clean industrial machinery. Different from the beauty of really grimy industrial machinery.

Finally, a self portrait. I might end up using this for a logo.

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