Car Show Season

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:07 pm

Did you buy a drone for aerial shots?
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:21 pm

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
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Did you buy a drone for aerial shots?
Oh, heck no. I have a lot of crazy car show stuff, but I'm not that crazy.
I'd be afraid of crashing it into someone's $$$ car!

The people running the event brought it. You could hear it buzzing around overhead.
That thing takes a nice picture.

In case you're wondering, that's a go cart track. On the way out I took a hot lap... pretty fun.

Got another show tomorrow. This one should be a little bigger.
There are no really big shows these days. They all got canceled.
Note in that shot that I'm not too close to anyone. That's on purpose.
I sit behind the car, the showgoers are at the front or looking in the side window.

At the cruise in that's in the previous shots, I put on my mask because the parking was a bit tighter.
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:59 pm

Hot one out there today.

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This was one of the few moments where there was any breeze.
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:18 pm

Another birthday cruise today!!

The cruise ins are about to come back with a vengeance... I think I have something like 24 on the schedule right now.
A lot of stuff that was postponed may end up back on the schedule as well. Or not.


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Re: Car Show Season

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:01 pm

It's cool that the car is getting out a little.
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:38 pm

andyofcolumbusmerkur wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:01 pm
It's cool that the car is getting out a little.
I think I've driven more this year than any of the previous 5 years.

Got a little test coming up on Saturday. We are going in a caravan to a car show at a bar called the Psycho Silo in Langley, IL.
It'll be about 100 miles round trip and it's going to be really hot.
A few years ago I wouldn't have tried it, but I'm confident that the car can handle the heat now.

Then a 2nd cruise in back in town. Gonna be out in it all day long, but I'll have a cooler full of Gatorade.
At least there's supposed to be a nice breeze this time.
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:46 pm

Hot day at the Psycho Silo Saloon.
Interesting place, this Psycho Silo...

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Re: Car Show Season

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Hell freezes over at the Psycho Silo!

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They had actual judges (not participants) that knew what they were looking at.
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:05 pm

Eldridge, IA
Chamber of Commerce Concert and Cruise-in!


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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:07 pm

Davenport, IA
Quad Cities Cruisers & Farmers Market Car Display!!

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:09 pm

What's this??? Merkur XR4Ti and Wienermobile in the same photo?!?!?


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Re: Car Show Season

Post by Bob Weir » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:07 pm

The flags make it a "little" easier. What facility was it at?

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:27 pm

Bob Weir wrote:
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The flags make it a "little" easier. What facility was it at?
Country Style Ice Cream in Bettendorf, IA
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Wiener Wednesday!!!


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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:17 pm

More Wienermobile and Wiener Girls!!!

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