11 May 2013

My Smart-Assed Friends

The Heart of Carolina Mustang Club had their 20th annual car show today, and I have to say it went off pretty well.  We were worried that we were going to get rained out, but when we got to the site the sun was shining and the skies, while not exactly clear, were non-threatening.

We had reserved the option to end everything early, but we ended not having to exercise it.  We had a goodly number of cars and everyone seemed to have a good time. The only complaint I heard was that we didn't put a registration deadline on the flyers so when the deadline came at 12 noon we still had a handful of people show up that wanted to be in the show.

There was no judging, instead we opted for a People's Choice sort of thing where everybody got a ballot and voted for the cars of their choice. We had four categories: Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar and Best Import. We only had three Mopars show up (two classic Challengers and an Indy 500 truck) but we had a pretty good number of Fords and GM's. We unfortunately had no imports.

When the ballots were counted this happened:

Yep, that's my banana boat, bird droppings on the hood and all. Three of my club mates saw the little Subaru sitting off to the side with a generator running in the back powering the DJ equipment and wrote it in. With no competition (there was one, a Pontiac G8 made by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia, that was disqualified because it was entered as a GM) it won in a landslide (100 percent of the three votes cast).

It's probably a good thing my little Firefly is such a good sport.


Anonymous said...

In the words of Larry, The Cable Guy, "I don't care who ya are, that's funny right there"

Glad you had a good time.

Larry said...

It really was kind of funny, the entries were numbered except for the Subaru that was written in by name or description (Subaru with generator). Today it was one of one. Maybe I should wash it...

Everyone had a pretty good time, I'm just glad its over.

RabidAlien said...

Awesome! Put that bad boy up on the mantle, front and center!

Larry said...

I was going to glue it to the dash. ;)

MSgt B said...

Good god.

You haven't put that thing out to pasture yet?

Larry said...

Whaaaa???? That's a fine hard-working au-to-mo-BEEL I'll have you know!

I have a tendency to work my cars till the wheels fall off, and I just glued them back onto that one.

Besides, it's only ten this year so it's just getting broken in good.

RabidAlien said...

10 years old? That's just about enough time to get the seats really comfy and a nice cushiony layer of ...stuff....accumulated in the bottom of the cupholder.

Glued to the dash is an awesome idea! You might have to scootch the crown-shaped air freshener over a tad, though.