Thursday, March 15, 2018

Classic Oldies - Car Show

Rhonda and a Classic Rolls Royce
Love that hood ornament! 

A few weekends ago i had a car day.  Not changing the oil and washing the car, but events. A SuperCar event was held Sunday in Palm Beach involving the newer exotic cars - Ferrari, Lotus, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar, Maserati and Bugatti.  However just a few miles to my north on Saturday was a similar but very different car show. The Pine School of Hobe Sound had a classic car show that lived up to it's name - 100 years of Cars.

Muscle cars from the 60's and 70's -  SS396 Chevelle, 442 Oldsmobile,  Classic Corvettes (a '54 & '55), meticulously restored Jaguars XKEs from the 60's, several vintage Rolls Royce, Shelby Mustangs and even a Model T. Several car dealers had their '18 on display which rounded out the 100 years. Of the classic cars there were likely 150 cars spread of a large parking lot and  soccer field. Wonderful music from the 60's and 70's playing the whole time. 

McLaren Mercedes SL R

One of my favorites was a 2007 McLaren Mercedes SL-R.  Even today valued at between $350,000 and $400,000. What a rare and beautiful sight. 

The day was cool, in the low 70's but sunny and beautiful. I had lunch in the school's cafeteria and had a great conversation with one of the Jaguar owners. He had owned his car for many years and it is a project of love.  I also talked with the owners of several vintage Mercedes and wanted to make sure they knew about the club that I just joined. Both were already members and we reminded each other of our upcoming breakfast Saturday.  

The Spirit of Ecstasy -The Bonnet Ornament on Rolls-Royce 

I wore jeans, my canvas sneakers, and a sweater. After walking around for of over an hour the sweater was almost too warm. I drove home with the top down and enjoyed every classic moment.

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