Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sespe Creek Car and Cycle Show

 Each year people across the nation look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July. Backyard barbeque's, cold drinks and fireworks are the standard. But it's also an opportunity to get off the couch and find an adventure. It doesn't have to be a big adventure but we aren't a group that like to be idle. Having said that, I have to admit that this year we were maybe a little unprepared for the 4th this year. We had just gotten back from Alaska and we only had the day of the holiday, a Tuesday, to take advantage of. No worries. We're in California and there is plenty to do and see.

  Eh, not really. sure there were things to do but it seemed like the crowds were going to be too much of a hassle and I had to be in bed early as usual in order to be functional at work the next day. Then I stumbled upon a little something interesting that wouldn't take too much time and would still be interesting to most of us. We jumped in the car and headed to Fillmore, CA for the 31st annual Sespe Creek Car and Cycle Show.

  I like car shows. I like to see old cars restored and maintained. People that own and maintain cars from the mid 1900's and earlier have a certain appreciation for the automobile that the regular person wouldn't understand. To them a car is like a piece of fine art that is to be displayed and admired. Just admire from a distance, though. It's not cool to touch.

 The best part is that for the most part these people do the work themselves. When you put something together with your own hands it just makes all the work that much sweeter when the project is completed. It also helps if your ride ever breaks down. Hey, it happens to everyone no matter what car you drive but someone that knows their car inside and out has a much better chance of getting home without a tow.
  I've been on a big Chevy Bel Air crush as of late and there happened to be quite a few from the mid 50's that I was able to drool over. Of course the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro also made a strong showing which will always be favorites of ours.

  All in all our first California car show was a fun and quick way to get away from the house for awhile and the best part is that it didn't cost anything. It won't be the last car show we visit while we're here but for now it will suffice. If you're a car person, don't forget to look up some classic car shows near you this summer and get your family out to enjoy some steel beauty.



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