Cruisers and NNWM-2K15 Update

NNWM-2K15 Update:

Another chapter of my NNWM-2K15. I’m currently writing chapter 36, but figured I could release Chapter 31.

The next post will contain Chapter 31 of the 2015 NaNoWriMo work-in-progress, and it will go up immediately after this post goes live. It’s password protected. Since it’s been a while, click HERE for the previous stuff.

Please, don’t ask for a password thinking it will make me feel good. Especially, don’t ask unless you’ve read the first few chapters and know that you are interested in reading more. Unless you intend to read it, don’t ask. I will not feel hurt, I will not cry myself to sleep, I will not hate anyone who chooses not to read my effort. I will, however, get a little miffed if I get asked for passwords by a bunch of people, and then only my regular four or five readers read the stuff. 


Cruisers Update:

Some people might remember THIS post. In that post, I explained that I was just putting up some quick JPGs photos straight from the camera until I had time to properly process the RAW versions. I said that, but then I promptly forgot about them until I was reminded of it by reading a post on another blog. I now hold to that promise. 

That was the 14th Annual Tri-Lakes Cruisers Show. It was held in the middle of Monument. It’s only three miles from my house (maybe four), so I suppressed my distaste for crowds, grabbed my camera, and made the supreme sacrifice . . . I done went me to a social event. 

Well, let’s not kid ourselves . . . I was not going there to socialize. in fact, I hardly socialized at all. The only person I spoke to was a Colorado Mounted Ranger. They were running security at the event. I had never heard of them, but they are a Law Enforcement Organization (read HERE). Neat.

But the main reason for venturing out amongst *shudder* people was the cars.

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

By the way, there is a SmugMug Gallery (HERE) for this and future posts about this show. That’s right . . . I’m not posting all 700 photos in this post. Also, you can click on the photos to open a larger version in a separate tab or window. Go ahead; try it.

Anyway, these next few photos were shot outside the main display area (people who want to display their cars pay an entry fee, but it’s free to the public).

I have no idea what kind of car it was. I suspect a kit or custom job, but whatever it was, it looked neat.

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

It also looks neat when done up in 1950s style.

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

The car next to it was another unmarked vehicle, but it had an Oldsmobile look to it. Maybe I got that feeling from the decorative pattern on the hood and trunk.

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

It also looks good with a vintage treatment . . .

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

Here are the cars from a higher vantage point (held my camera above my head, I did).

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

And here’s what they looked like as they sat there, parked far from the maddening crowds.

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

Some people have a predilection for, ah, posterior views . . . here you go.

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

The first thing I notice is the poor side and rear visibility . . . but that’s just me.

Still heading to the show, I came upon this restoration wannabe. It was for sale.

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show

The emblem looked to me as if it could use a B&W treatment . . .

14JUNE2015 Tri-Lakes Car Show


Still heading to the show, I chance upon this Mustang . . .


I wanted to do a retro-grunge job on it and I chanced on this version . . . which I quite liked.


Here’s a few more of the Mustang . . .




Trying a ‘retro’ look.


Anyway, I eventually crossed the barricades manned by the Colorado Mounted Rangers (they were on foot) and entered the show proper. 


That’s a Pontiac Catalina, probably 1961 or 1962. After a while, I started snapping photos of the entry documents but in these early shots, I just captured the car. 

Here’s another view. Note, I’m not a professional photographer. What looks like staging is me trying to snap photos with as few a people as I could manage (there were a lot of frigging people around, and all of them wanted to get up close to the cars – I often had to wait until they moved before I could snap my photos.) 


I thought this shot would look good in B&W.


I think I was right. Here are a few more from this blue beauty.





This next one is a First Generation Cougar (1967). I have other shots of it later on, but in this instance, I only snapped one shot of the back.


Here are a few more shots of cars that I will have more info on in later posts . . .

A 1951 Ford Tudor Sedan Custom . . . 


The rear of an AMC S/C Hurst Rambler Scrambler . . .  


I’ll close this post with the horror I had to face just so I could snap a few photos of cars . . . 


There, beyond the AMX and the Javelin . . . look at all those people. Why, some even got within arm distance of me. I know it don’t look like much, but I have other photos of the crowd . . . you’ll see; you’ll see what I had to endure to snap these photos.

. . . I made sure not to smile or make eye contact lest one of them thought it meant I was open to conversations . . . 

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8 Responses to Cruisers and NNWM-2K15 Update

  1. oneowner says:

    I’m partial to the AMC cars and I admit to owning a Gremlin once. That’s probably enough reason for most folks to unsubscribe right there.


  2. Ha! I’m ALWAYS making eye-contact and smiling at people…hoping they want to chat!
    “I done went me…” Ha! :-P
    I love your car photos! (I love cars and car shows.) And the vintage and B&W photos are so cool! And I like both the front and posterior views!
    BTW: What was the first car you ever drove? What was your favorite car you’ve owned?
    HUGS!!! :-)
    PS…gotta’ fulfill some commitments this eve, then I’ll be back for Chap 31!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      I learned how to drive in a 1960 Cadillac Sedan de Ville.

      One exactly like this one:

      My step-father did few things right, but one of them was teaching me to drive. I had to do figures eights with that car both forward and in reverse around concrete pylons at what was then the White Sox Park (a few miles from our apartment). Parallel parking and all sorts of things. That, by the way, is my favorite car I’ve ever driven. Of the cars I’ve owned, my Suburban B^3 remains the favorite by a mile:

      That’s followed by my 1965 Chevy Impala (also white).

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      • Wow! What a cool car to learn to drive in!
        I like white cars! My current car is white!
        One of the cars I drove eons ago, when the kids were small, was a l-o-n-g station wagon. It always had sand in it, because it was the car I always drove to the beach when we lived in San Diego. It was fun to park that car, and squeeze into places, etc. :-P Ha!
        HUGS!!! :-)

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  3. AnnMarie says:

    As I strolled down memory lane, I saw the 1972 Chevy Caprice papa taught me how to drive in. Then parked nearby was the 1969 Cadillac Sedan deVille, my first (used) car, and the one that mother drove after she got driving lessons from a driving school teacher (by then papa’s patience had run out). But my favorite was the 1984 Chevy Celebrity.

    OK, time to get off that lane . . .

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