A Museum and a Parade

Tom and his good friend, Jerry, joined a small caravan of specialty cars from Austin who were on their way to Santa Maria for the West Coast Kustom Cruisin' Car Show.  Jerry even drove his 1964 Ford Galaxie to the show.  On the way they stopped at the Nethercutt Museum.  

A pre-war sports model Mercedes.

A Graham (old car they don't make any more).

Horse drawn, steam driven water pumper.

Porche.

Duesenburg Sports Roadster.

 Grill and headlights of a Talbot Lago (French car).

Grill and headlights of a Talbot Lago (French car).

The car show took place in Santa Maria a smaller town in the Paso Robles wine country.  There were about 900 old restored cars that swamped the lovely community.  On Thursday evening the town closes off about 12 blocks of Broadway, the main street.  The citizens grab their chairs and set up to watch a free show of these well refurbished old cars.  Tom reported that it got a bit crazy with many more people than he expected.  His usual shooting style was challenged be the crowd, the ever decreasing light and moving cars instead of the usual stationary cars he is accustomed to photograph.  The images tell a story, a story of love that people, young and old, have of these older cars.

1952 Ford Coupe, unrestored.

1953 Mercury.

1951 Chevrolet.

A 1935 Ford Coupe.

 1931 Model A Roadster.

1931 Model A Roadster.

1757 Chevy Sedan Delivery.

1941 Chevrolet Sedan.

Historic 1950's hot rod, recently restored.

1950 Chevy Convertible.

A 1940 Ford (looks like a line-up to me!).

1946 Ford Coupe.

1957 Ford Station Wagon.

1959 Chevrolet Station Wagon.  It was a family car in the fifties and appears to still be a family car.

Tomorrow I will post the rest of the cars from the formal part of the show.  Thanks for sharing.