I’m convinced that going to a classic car show in a small town is the quintessential end-of-summer activity. Last weekend, Andrew and I went to the Main Street Car Show in Minden, Nev., where we both went to high school (although we didn’t know each other in high school. He’s probably the only person in our graduating class I didn’t know). Minden is in the Carson Valley, which is a small community about an hour away from Reno. Currently my mom and Andrew’s mom still live there so we visit every so often.
When we got there, it was sunny. Look how blue the sky was!
But that didn’t last very long because soon the clouds came and it started to pour. It continued to rain on and off all afternoon. Normally I love summer rain but it was difficult since everyone had their beautiful cars displayed and they were getting soaked.
Andrew and his family had three cars on display: a dark grey 1957 Eighty-Eight Oldsmobile, a yellow and white 1957 Ninety-Eight Oldsmobile and a green 1957 Thunderbird.
The 1957 Ninety-Eight Olds:
The grey Oldsmobile is my favorite because of all of the detail.
We also walked around and checked out the other cars.
But what made the day really special were the awards Andrew and his family won for their cars! Andrew’s car, the grey Olds, won him first place in his category. The white and yellow Olds also won first place, and the Thunderbird won People’s Choice (and Andrew’s grandfather got a GIANT trophy for it!).
Andrew and his prize-winning car:
It was a fun day. But I’m ready for fall!