The speedo in my '57 when I arrived at my in laws for a Father's Day dinner on the way back from the show. Pretty neat huh?
Now don't ever accuse me of being a wuss about driving my oval in bad weather.
A big pic of the stock show field from atop the ferris wheel. Spectator parking on the right, watercooleds were all way left behind the big gazebo.
The swap area, hey pick up some Indian dresses and a houseplant while you are at the show (who let these guys in???)
The Things (usually don't see a third as many!!)
That model is on a rotating turntable, stereo amps under that plexiglass box (with neon tube inside) and behind the tank filler neck, is, of course, the Playstation unit. Strobes in headlights, I tried totime it with the camera but that didn't work.
The Playstation car. You can see the game pads for passenger AND driver! Display in the console.
Ferris Wheel, the car in the foreground was a custom that was being lifted to set up it's display.
For real now, a V8 powered VW. Not the first one I have ever seen (this guy actually won a radical custom award). But take a look at that cockpit!! Yes, the gas pedal is literally about a foot in front of the seat. The whole seat is twisted to one side to accomodate the massive tunnel. Not sure I even saw a brake pedal.
Another look at the V8 VW. Now I saw the guy who drove it there. While he wasn't exactly tall, he was no midget either. I have no idea what kind of contorted postion you have to be in to drive this thing. Bet he didn't drive it from Wisconsin!!!
Don Jiskra's "mop" binder stand. Yes, he had a top for it to hold his book. I never saw the thing fully deployed, Don had to rush off and register his car as the registration was ending. Don had traded e-mails with me asking if he could "copy" my binder stand idea just a couple days prior (I said "sure, I copied it from somebody else!!"), so when he got there I asked him, "Ok, let's see that binder stand...". This is made from an old (wringable) floor mop. You didn't exactly "copy" mine Don!!!
FOOD!! Yep, that is a pile of huge roasts on the grill, slicer in the back; roasted onions and peppers. $6 a pop, but IMO , worth it....
"Oval Row", before the rain came down really hard and people began bagging it. As usual, my car is the one with the pile of junk behind it. Lots of ovals showed up!!
A "dual alternator" engine. I'm pretty sue that there is fan behind only one of them, don't know anyother details...
My wife waves to me and the kids on the ferris wheel.
Another shot of the "Expo Wheel".
KaferDave waits in line for his turn. He told me "I'm, scared to death of these things, but a photo op is a photo op." Thanks Dave, for putting you fears aside in the interest of meeting your responsibilities for your fine magazine. (How come you couldn't just send Henry up?).
That kid cut in line in.......!"