This past weekend, I had a homecoming in more than one sense. Firstly, of course, I went back home to Kalamazoo, Michigan to visit a friend for his birthday. Being just minutes from my childhood home, I had to stop in for a hot meal cooked by my tremendous mother (happy early mothers day, Mom!). Every time I go home, I like to pick up a few more of my things. First, it helps unclutter their home, and secondly, it always gives me an opportunity for nostalgia.
This time, I was sitting at my old desk when I came across these five photos that I had seriously forgotten I owned. I don’t know much about these photos, except that they were taken by my father in the late 1980s. These photos were my second homecoming. I had a homecoming of the automotive persuasion, as I grew up a Mustang fan under the fierce tutelage of my stern Mustang loving dad.
All I know is what I can see in the pictures. This must have been when my parents were still together (they separated when I was two), as my mother is the one in the yellow shirt in the picture directly below these words. That would mean they must be pre-1989.
I am also relatively certain that this show was held in the parking lot of the K Mart in Marshall, MI. The K Mart looks familiar, and I am pretty sure the highway behind the California Special at the bottom is Michigan Avenue.
Anyway, I liked looking at these photos, and I figured the hoony contingency would as well. Forgive the quality, these used to be stapled to my bedroom wall. While everyone else had photos of pinups, I had vintage Shelbys. I certainly enjoyed them, I hope you do, too!