Gold Canyon, Az

Gold Canyon, Az
New Years Day 2015, Gold Canyon, AZ

Monday, March 9, 2015

Yuma Car Show

Saturday we went to the Yuma Car Show.  If you're into old cars this is the place for you.  We were told that there were over 500 antique cars and trucks in the parade and they had them all set out at the fair grounds.  Lots of old Mustangs, Corvettes, Thunderbirds and Camaro's but the most frequent car we saw was the Belair.  Must have been 50 of them.

 Take a guess.

Its a 1959 BMW Isetta 300 Deluxe.
Air cooled, 4 cycle
13 HP
60 mpg
53 mph
 Some were restored to original and some souped up with really nice paint jobs.

 The owners all spent hours cleaning and polishing their entries.  In many of the pictures you can see almost perfect reflections in the paint.
Here I took a picture of the hubcap which shows a reflection of Lori and myself.

 Lori's favourite.  If she was to have an mid life crisis this would be the car that would solve it.

Susanne Somers was not driving.
My favourite car growing up.  1969 Mustang Mach 1.
 This is a Studebaker Avanti.

 Remember this one from American Graffiti.

Rolls Royce

There were hundreds more but we were getting tired and hot so we made a quick exit and grabbed a few iced cappuccinos at the Starbucks and drove home to sit in the shade of our trailer.

That pretty much brings you up to date with our travels.  Sunday we did take a drive out to Mittry Lake, Laguna Dam, Betty's Kitchen, Imperial Dam and Imperial Date farm however not too much of note on this drive and the camera stayed in the truck.  Mitty lake is a basically a marsh with dry camping along the shore.  Its a fishermans paradise by the look of it but I like getting my fish at the grocery store so it didn't hold much interest for me.
Something that Arizona needs to do is invest in some graders.  As soon as you leave the pavement the dirt and gravel roads are washboard deluxe.  Really tests the welds in the truck and the fillings in our teeth.
Today, Monday, is a Starbucks day so I can update my Blog.  Tuesday its back to downtown Yuma, the farmers market and lunch at the Garden Cafe and checking out Lutes Casino.  Wednesday we are planning another field trip into the Imperial Dunes so hopefully some more pics.  Given that the daily highs are supposed to hit 93F we probably won't be doing to much for the remainder of our stay in Yuma.  We head off to Havasu Falls on Sunday to see the London Bridge.  We are told we will experience a whole different type of wildlife.  Spring Break!!!!