Built Of Steel: Vintage Muscle And The Good Old Days


My husband and I have a good friend with a beautifully restored ’56 Chevy Belair that he takes to shows all over the state and, sometimes, across country. We asked him for a list of the relatively local shows he’ll be going to. A couple weeks ago, we went to one of those car shows in Anacortes, WA, which is the neighboring town north of our town on Fidalgo Island, next to Whidbey Island.

I love car shows! I’ve always loved the muscle car era that I grew up in.

The new cars coming out, these days, merely emulates those muscle cars with synthesized sound, but they don’t hold a candle to the originals. Admittedly, they are more environmentally friendly with smog control and fuel efficiency, but still, there is nothing like the sincere sound of pure and true horse power from those old engines!

The folks who bring their restored “babies” to the shows are also SO friendly! There is always a good story to hear and the camaraderie is special! Our friend is a fellow retired Senior Chief and the both of us are retired Chiefs. Next to his car at the show was also a retired Master Chief. We all speak the same language as Brothers and Sisters In Arms. Because we are all about the same age, we also speak the same language with stories of the “Good Old Days.”

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This car show was hosted by the local Corvette club, but on the day we went to the show, we saw more Chevy Belair cars at the show than anything!

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Of course, I saw other vintage (one or two not so vintage, too) models. Nonetheless, they were all fun to look at and photograph!

This car show was kind of small by normal standards.

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We’ve got the list of future shows, so I’m sure I’ll be posting more car posts in the future, as well! On we travel!

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