Sunday, May 20, 2012

Malden/Bloomfield, Mo. Car Shows

Well, Colsyn and I got up early Saturday and headed out. Had 2 car shows we wanted to attend. The first one was in Malden, Mo. We rolled up in the vdub.

Several bikes showed up.

Always lots of 65 and 6 stangs.

Sweet Baracuda.

Usually several trucks show up in Malden. It is a farming community at the top of the bootheel in Missouri.

We saw several antiques.

John Deere green.

Malden has tractors in their shows.

Can you believe this hybrid showed up? A dealer had it. I saw 37 mpg on the window sticker and 39k for money. Does not make sense to me.

Now, this one was really pulled green. It had a pto but I am not sure it would run a bushog.

These are what we come far, hot rods. Not many out this morning.

Several trikes. The one on this side had a type 3 fuel injected vdub engine that had been converted to a carb. First time I have seen one of these.

This 66 showed up right before we pulled out of town.

My buddy Rick owns this sweet T-bird.

Look at the leather Rick has inside. It is nice.

So, that was it. We rolled out of Malden and headed 25 miles north on hiway 25 to Bloomfield. They are in a shady park and it is hot today.

 This is one nice 57. The first car that caught our eyes as we rolled into the park.
All 4 of these belong to one man.

Check out that dog.

A very sweet 56.

57 2 door sedan. I used to own one of these back in the day.

And, as we were pulling out, here came a 210 wagon. It was nice and lives just north of Bloomfield.
These two shows were not what they normally are. there was a big show 40 miles south in Arkansas. We almost drove down but it was hot. The draw of an air conditioned home was just too appealing.
Thanks for dropping by. We will be heading to Effingham, Il. to the big vdub show. Towing the car and sleeping in the GMC. Life will be good.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Get Ready

We have 2 car shows this weekend. Three but we can only make two. So,I have got to figure out which grandson is going with me. If we take the GMC and bug both can go. Anyway, look for pictures this weekend of lots of nice cars.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Still Kicking

It is amazing. The older I get the smaller the things are that excite me. Check out my dash in the Vdub. I put the white face on my speedometer so it now matches my other white faced gauges. I like it. If you look a little closer, you can see the new aluminum knobs I got today for the lights, wipers, and ashtray. They match my aluminum gauge and glove box covers. Look again and you will see I even have a rear view camera with display mounted where the radio delete plate is. The kids love that. Can almost see the guy behind us picking his nose at red lights, ha. Time? Oh yes, see my modern clock. My cousin gave that to me and I found it works best in the bug.
Not really much happening here as I am sure you have figured out. I did pick Teri up at the airport a couple of weeks ago. She got her father moved home and he is doing really good. We continue to have lots of grandkids hanging around our home in the evenings. Have a trip planned in the GMC in 3 weeks. Towing the Vdub up to Effingham for a big Volkswagen rally. This will be my third one in a row. 800 Volkswagens in one place is a lot of Vdubs. Our 7 year old granddaughter is going with us on this trip.
So, that is about it here. No geocaching, been busy with other projects. Here is one of them: I have had a problem with the steering on the Volkswagen ever since I got it. Took it to a frontend shop and they made it worse. I have asked lots of questions and layed under the front end a lot, trying to figure out why it would not turn to the right, unless I had a football field. Well, the tie rods were not centered on the steering. I finally tore the thing apart myself. Moved one side in 6 turns and the other side out 6 turns and now I have the steering centered. Will turn short either way now. Just because I paid a frontend shop a lot of cash did not mean a thing. Some things I just need to do myself. Now I have a much better understanding of the frontend on this thing.
Ok, hope everyone is doing ok. You need LED lights, I have the best.