Thursday, May 31, 2012

Clover Park Technical College Car Show 2012

So it has been a while since I have been able to get to a car show so I was super excited when I was able to go to the annual Clover Park Technical College car show and open house a few weeks ago. Here are a few of the many cars were there. Please enjoy!

I thought it was funny that the first car that I would come across at the car show was representing  the LeMay Family Collection.

I found the steering wheel of this particular vehicle to be very interesting it makes me think of a something you might see on a boat. 

This next vehicle is a 1968 "Army Mule." I have never seen such a vehicle. It was completely flat except for the seat and steering wheel.
According to what I have read on the internet they were used in Vietnam for carrying ammunition and rifles.
Here is a link to a couple cool videos of the truck in action:  M274 crossing meadow ; M274 Riding and Military Mule .

Then there was the cute 1957 Isetta. 

I was excited that this year they had one opened so I could see the inside.

A closer look of the Isetta's interior. My guess is that this is the shift stick.

A 1956 Chevrolet

I miss hood ornaments. It seems a real shame not to have them on modern vehicles. It was like a crowning piece of art to the automobile.

 A 1965 Shelby Cobra - Isn't it beautiful?

1922 Model T Depot Hack  - Fascinating bit of information this vehicle was created and designed for taking passengers from the railroad depots according to

A beautiful 1965 Corvette Stingray. 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. It was a cold but sunny day and it was a lot of fun.

'Til next time have a wonderful day everyone!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The countdown begins... LeMay Car Museum Opens June 2nd.

So the long awaited time is almost upon us... The LeMay Car Museum opens up on June 2nd! The growth of the building has been slow but surely over the months. I always made sure to take a peek at the progress of the Museum every time my family and I passed by it on the way to church. The foyer looks great and while I have to work from noon til early evening on opening day I hope that I will be able to at least attend the free car show before I have to go to work.

The celebration of the new Museum starts out with a exclusive preview party on June 1st and celebrates through the whole weekend.

Here is more info about the festivities that will happen opening weekend.

Congratulations LeMay Museum! Its so great to see all of the hard work pay off and I hope I will be able to come see it soon. It was because of you that my interest was even sparked in classic automobiles and my internship with you was a great experience.