Thanks to the Internet, I learned that there is an annual car and motorcycle show in Matthews North Carolina, and since it was on Labor Day, and I was off of work...I mean, since I'm retired, we went to Matthews! We'd driven through the downtown area, and remembered it was a nice-looking place, one of the many suburbs on the south side of Charlotte. This was a fun event, free to be a spectator, and of course there's always car people that want to chat about cars. Here's some of my favorites from what we saw:
|Having seen a variation of this Super Bee logo on the Bunch of Idiots Dodge Coronet race car, it always looks cool to me. I'm a sucker for cool badges, stickers, and hood ornaments.
|Pontiac Chieftan, you don't see these every day! Oh, and stay tuned for more orange/red cars today!
|Maybe it was orange car day! A classic VW bus is always worth noting.
|More orange, and more 50s Corvette!
|I believe this is a 1957, so it's older than me. The early Corvettes still look great.
|What car has a flat-six air cooled motor in the back?
An older Porsche?
Well yeah, but so does the Chevy Corvair.
|Bonus easy question: What is better than a Chevy Corvair?
TWO Chevy Corvairs!
|This 51 Mercury was chopped, but I like the grill even more.
|There is just something cool about old cars with unique or distinctive hood ornaments.
This is a Packard.
|I'm guessing this is not an original steering wheel, but either way, the hood ornament design in the steering wheel is pretty cool!
|Chevrolet Belair Nomad wagon! There were two of these on display, so let's stick with the red/orange one!
|This was the best (and only) French car on display, Citroen 2CV.
That's the front two seats on the ground, holding a display sign describing the car.
They look more like lawn furniture.
|I didn't ask why a photo of President Trump was in the driver's seat of this Prius.
|Ferrari 328, I talked to the friendly owner. He said he is the 3rd owner of this car.
|OK, this might be my favorite of the day, and I'm pretty sure I've never seen one. This is a 1959 Buick Electra 225 Convertible. It was big. Like as big as a 7-11.
|The Buick interior looked to be original, with real wear on it, and this awesome GREEN steering wheel!
|Oh yes, it has fins! And a great sense of humor with the arm sticking out of the trunk.
|As a fan of unusual car logos and hood ornaments, as much as I like seeing a Barracuda, it's just not the most beautiful fish in the world.
|Chevy Belair, not sure if you can see the writing on the back wall of the trunk embossed in the leather.
|1915 Ford Model T. They sold a few of these (15 million) from 1908-1928 before his son talked Henry Ford into maybe coming out with another car.
|Ford Rat Rod, note custom saw windshield visor.
|1934 Ford 3 window coupe.
|Plymouth, we'll call it Plum Crazy