Diversity At Car Show
Trying to squeeze in some summer fun a few days before fall strikes, Suz and I found ourselves cutting through a thick, misty fog on our way to the Brantford Kinsmen Club's 33rd annual Car Show and Swap Meet.
After nearly an hour's drive, we arrived just after 9 a.m. We followed a string of muscle cars onto a grassy field and parked the DeLorean between a purple Z28 that had been modified for drag-race purposes and a 1978 New Yorker, which separated us from an amazing 1960 (I believe) Corvette.
The morning was grey but we didn't have to wait long for the sun to come out. We registered the DeLorean, grabbed our goody bag full of goodies, and went back to clean the misty water from the windows. We threw a blanket down on the grass and watched more cars pull in while a dog chased a horse around an oval track.
I learned about the show through an email from members of the Ontario DeLorean Owner's Association. I waited all morning for them to show up, but by the time noon rolled around, I realized I was representing John DeLorean's dream alone.
I tried to walk around and view some of the other cars, but was in too much pain. However, I made a special effort to check out the green Bricklin that pulled in shortly after me. I was very interested in the unusual double-strut system which held the gullwing doors in place, but was never able to track down the owner to talk about the rare car. Although I still think the interior is kinda icky-pants, I find I love the wild exterior more and more each time I see one.
Throughout the day some really nice people came over and asked me questions about the DeLorean, including a couple from Scotland. They had heard about this car show last year, and made a special point of checking it out while they were visiting.
A really nice guy who wasn't much younger than me even wanted me to pose with my car while he took a photo with his really cool Samsung digital camera. At least a dozen kids walked by all declaring the D to be "that car from Back To The Future!" and just before we packed up for the day, a girl with a French accent took a few pictures and thanked me.
It was a very fun day because of all that was shining: the paint, the chrome, the sun, and the attitudes of everyone walking around. Two Martini-thumbs up for the Brantford Kinsmen Club's 33rd Annual Car Show.