Wednesday, November 29, 2023

AmeriCARna Car Show!

1956 Jaguar XK140

Up in Davidson NC they have an annual car show with the catchy title of AmeriCARna Live Car Show. Hey, it's got CAR right in it! I'm a fan of cars and car shows, so I looked into this event before heading north, and saw that it is held on the campus of Trane Technologies. Yep, the Trane people that make home air conditioners. I've always liked their catchy slogan, "Nothing Runs Like a Trane." This is an ENORMOUS car show, so I'm just going to scratch the surface of cool cars that were there. 

Ford station wagon, rear seats face each other. DON'T MAKE ME TURN THIS CAR AROUND!

Spread over multiple parking lots around multiple buildings at Trane, there were cars, trucks, SUVs, new and old, rat rods, food trucks, live music, and just a great event with nice weather. Davidson is not too far north of Charlotte NC, so if you're looking for a great event on Thanksgiving weekend, plan for 2024.There were so many cars and trucks that mostly I just enjoyed being there, took a few photos, and didn't get a ton of info on what you see here. 



1974 Ford Bronco, even more of a classic since Ford brought back the Bronco recently.

If you didn't like the orange Bronco, how about yellow?

A big variety of cars on display. You've gotta love the pink Barracuda!

Cadillac Coupe deVille

1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser station wagon. The name comes from the raised roof in the back, with extra windows up high, like a double decker train. It even has sun visors for the 2nd row passengers!

Oldsmobile. HUGE!

Early 30s Buick. Very nice!

Hot rod

1973 Opel GT. There was also a silver Opel GT on display. 

Just over 103,000 sold in the US from 1968-1973. The headlights pop up with a manual lever next to the shifter. Opel GT trivia: the 2007-2010 Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solstice was badged as an Opel GT. It was built in Delaware for export to Europe only. 

More hot rods

Something for everyone!

Pickup trucks and yellow taxi

59? Corvette

Didn't like the earlier orange and yellow Broncos? How about black!

Cobra replica

1939 Ford Deluxe Woody Wagon
This thing was incredible!

DeTomaso Pantera. You probably know this was from Italy, with a big Ford motor in the rear, and they were sold at Lincoln dealerships!

Ferrari 458 and 488

VW Thing

More scenery 

Just part of the VW family!

1960 Ferrari 250 Competition SWB (Short Wheel Base)

1960 Ferrari. The Internet tells me that the average price of these is $7M. I'll let you know when I win the lottery. 

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