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Winter Park Concours D’Elegance: The In The Lot Edition

thanks to all you Veterans out there.

This past weekend was pretty action packed in an olelongrooffan kind of way.  On Saturday I attended the Historic Sports Car races out at the Daytona International Speedway and on Sunday the Kid and I headed down to Winter Park, Florida for the annual Concours D’Elegance.  While there, we spotted some pretty cool vehicles in the parking lots and on the streets.  I thought I might share some of them with my fellow Hoons, should you choose to make the jump.

the Kid actually noticed that Unimog and this Land Cruiser prior to my sighting them.  Damn he is getting good.

As we were leaving that show I asked him which were his favorite cars?  Out of all of the multimillion dollar cars we spotted that day, he mentioned the Unimog and the Land Cruiser were his favorites.  thejeepjunkie and this olelongrooffan sure had an influence on his car tastes.

As were stopped to cross the street I spotted a new gen Caprice cop car. As the Kid and I were checking it out, the cop standing there asked if I wanted to drive it?  I told him I never wanted to be inside a cop car and he started laughing.  He did let me check out the inside of his office and we got to talking about the pros and cons of this over a Panther. He mentioned this interior was a little bit tighter and the Crown Vic but the trunk was larger on this one. He also mentioned the rear seat area had less leg room than the Crown Vic adding, “I don’t really care. Noone riding in the back seat of this needs to be comfortable.”

the Kid also pointed out this vintage BMW motorcycle and the rare second seat on the rear fender.

Of course, because TR8.

This olelongrooffan doesn’t even remember the last time I had seen one of these 8 cylinder British wedges in the flesh.

I captured this image as we were leaving the parking lot and didn’t get a chance to determine what the model designation is for this sweet, streamlined BMW.

And this PMY street rod reminds that the Turkey Rod Run is coming to town next week.  As we were walking down the street beside that autotransporter, I mentioned to the Kid I wanted to check out one more before we drug our weary asses back to our transport vehicle.  He looked over and mentioned, “I know which one it is.”

That’s right my fellow Hoons, it’s a longroof. A 1964 Ford Country Squire in resale red to be exact.

Festooned with period correct picnic baskets in the back back.  Sorry about that ugly reflection in the window.

The owner came up to us as we were checking it out and this olelongrooffan asked if I could have my image taken with his longroof.  “By all means. I love this car,” he commented. So do I. So do I.

But of all the cars and trucks we saw that day, this one is the one I was really looking forward to seeing again.  My ass was dragging the ground after a fun filled weekend walking around looking at some crap.

On the way home the Kid and this olelongrooffan got into a discussion that Mr. Emlie was gracious enough to allow me to pose as tomorrow’s Hooniverse Asks question.

Image Copyright Hooniverse 2012/longrooffan


  • sam

    I like your ranger. Looks like a cop truck.

  • vroomsocko

    That Country Squire is glorious.

  • JayP2112

    TR8 with Panasports looks awesome.

    The Z4 hardtop roadster. BMW used to sell it as a soft top and a fastback-ish coupe. This took the place of both. 🙁

    • Rover1

      Panasports or Minilites? Same thing I suppose.

  • Van_Sarockin

    That. Squire. Also, TR8 owners may want to take notice that they are in severe danger of being stalked and having their identities and vehicles appropriated. Things happen.

    • JayP2112

      I found a TR8 for $2k local in the paper several years ago. Called about it as soon as I could but the owner said it had already sold.

      3 days later I found that same car for sale at a BritCar specialist for $5000.

  • Yeah, '64 Country Squire for the win. Looks right at home in Winter Park, maybe parked most of its life in a garage while the snowbird owners were up north during the summer, driven only in the winter. I love Winter Park and its lakes and the system of canals connecting them, once my dad and I rented a boat and explored those canals. Nice town.

  • Vairship

    And I love how you managed to get a Hooniverse watermark into the picture of the picnic baskets!