Now that I have your attention.... I had never seen a Tucker Torpedo in the ‘flesh’ before. Now I have.
But getting back from the future (see what I’m doing there?), on the way to the show I saw this:
And once I got to the show, I saw it again. He would barely do 70mph on the highway, much less than the 88 I was promised. I beat him to the show, but visited the swap meet first.
And not to be outdone in 80's-ness, this was parked behind it:
At the swap meet/vendor area, I saw Mr. Regular’s favorite exhaust supplier Pype SEX haust:
I saw a rusty Jeep that only a David Tracy could love:
I saw a snowblower snow would be afraid of:
And a Plymouth EVERYONE should be afraid of:
Not sure if someone drove or pushed it into the show, but about an hour later....
Now, before I bore you with tons of pictures of SHOW cars at a CAR SHOW that are 90% Cameros and TRI FIVE CHEVIES and TIME OUT DOLLS and I HAVE A SCALE MODEL CAR ON THE AIR CLEANER OF MY REAL CAR type... cars... I only took pictures of INTERESTING cars.
Like this uber clean Cutlass Ciera:
Or this Reatta:
And some MORE 80's gems:
I wasn’t going to shoot ANY Trans Ams, but this one caught my eye:
Apparently there was a company called NCE that hacked up a bunch of 78-81 ‘Birds and charged an arm and a leg for. I saw a ‘79 while on the way into the show, and this ‘78
I then saw this Formula....
Nothing outstanding, right? WRONG!!!
DIESEL FIREBIRD, BABY!
Then soon after, a MACHO T/A
And what is this bundle of CUTENESS?
Its a 1987 Nissan Be-1
Someone made a Milwakee Police Ford Galaxy replica and it was AWESOME.
Oh, and look, a Greyhound BUS. GET IT?!?!
And where else but Wisconsin would we put our AMC Pacer Wagons next to...
Gee I hope that’s a replica...
Next to the King Of The Hill:
Annnnd more AMC, because Wisconsin:
Oh, and Elio was there. LOL.
I have no words. This was in the “truck” display.
So was this Chevy/Holden Ute:
And this was near the Tucker. It was loud.
The Ring Brothers were also there.... or more factually, a Ring Sister:
It smelled nice in here.
Lots of walking from one end to the other.... on the way I saw an Allante for sale:
And a BUNCH of old boats:
Then there was this.
1956 DKW. 3 cylinder 4 speed 2 stroke front wheel driveI forget what else the owner said. Said it would do 70mph after a very long time.
This is an Oldsmobile:
This is a can of OLD STYLE in an Oldsmobile:
I just liked this color:
SO MINTY I WANTED TO LICK IT
That was pretty much it. Didn’t buy anything. It was all over priced, or no one had what I was looking for. I should have bought a Mustang. I could have BUILT a Mustang with all the parts people were shilling for them...
I got a nice sunburn and sore ass calves for a couple days. My neck just started peeling today.
Oh, and I saw this a bunch of miles away from the show, no idea where he was heading... it sure wasn’t Chicago.