Spring has sprung here in, so it’s time to bring out all the topless, windshield-wiper free rides for an informal car show. CnC Montrose has a different feel than CnC Irvine. Must be something about the air up here.
An alternate title might’ve been Henry’s First Car Show
The earliest risers get the spots by the entrance. In this case, it’s a cabal of Cobras and a pretty spiffy Vette powered bare-metal bucket.
Tied for my favorite from the show is this early Cobra, still labelled all over with “AC”. From the patina on the paint and wheels, it looks like someone just pulled it out of a barn.
There were a couple of Serious Business drag cars in attendance. Keep in mind, they were all driven here.
One of these things is not like the others…
Struck up a conversation with the owner of this ride (and the Lucky 8 Garage). “It’s just for fun”. Looks like it. That’s some nice throttle linkage porn, right there.
Either someone’s an expert at applying accellerated aging techniques to cars, or this custom Chevy’s been cruising like this for quite a while. Extra points for the four speed.
I hope the owner of this Austin van shouts Tallyho! at every green light.
This teal full size Chevy would’ve been a serious contender back in the day: W-series big-block and a four speed.
The old-school crew was out in force. Flatheads and sparse cabins were de rigueur. The gray one with the Winfield head had me drooling.
Did you know early Land Rovers had aluminum bodies? This one’s sporting no paint and a Ford smallblock.
This Porsche 968 looked a little out of place next to the classic hardware, but there’s no arguing with the super-clean turbo motor.
This aside from being quite handsome, this Jeepster Commando got points for having the coolest non-antique gauges I’ve seen in a while.
I’m not sure what lake they pulled this Ford out of, but I can verify that it was driven to the show.
A pair of super-clean Zs showed up later in the morning. Who doesn’t love a set of Panasports (or are those Minilites)?
Stuck off in a corner by itself, this SVO awaits a bulk shipment of Armor All for all of its plastic bits.
There was a pair of vintage karts on hand, part of an art exhibit I just made up called “Beauty Through Simplicity”. Note the matching green-metalflake helmet.
Last, but certainly greatest, just as I was on my way out, this rig pulled in. Nothing beats a station wagon tow rig. Nothing.
There’s tons more that I didn’t have time to write up, so check out the rest of the shots in our flickr set.