This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017, 2018, by the author.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Friday Night Cruise-In I: Beavercreek, Ohio, May 2, 2013
I got there early and didn't stay long. First one I have gone to this year and it seemed sort of dead. Plenty of old men wearing baseball caps around, and a number of shrivel-faced wives. The occasional nice looking younger chick, but not many of them. A number of small groups sitting around in lawn chairs, but little energy. I drove the 380Sl and parked behind a 560 SL that Larry Dobbins had recently purchased sight unseen from the internet and a buyer in Dallas. He got a great deal, but we will see how it turns out in the longer run. Just before I left some old guy and his pudgy wife parked next to me in a brand new Mercedes biturbo AMG. Why bring that car to this gathering?
Maybe the best car at the cruise-in, but tucked away around a corner of th old Eastgate Ford.
A 1967 Corvette -- nice, but there are so many of these cars.