Sunday, October 5, 2008

Change of pace...

from the Newport Hill Climb.....
There is an event in our county called the Newport Hill Climb. It takes place annually in Newport, Indiana and is sponsored by the Newport Lions Club the first weekend of October. The first hill climb took place in 1909...can you imagine that?
I hate to admit this, but we have lived here since our first child was about 5 months old and have never went. I am here to tell you I got more than I expected! There were dozens of beautiful old cars and trucks....all spic and span, with not a fingerprint to be seen anywhere.
And shiny where it should be shiny...and overall just wonderful. I am having a hard time picking out the words to describe it.
Kind of the worst and best thing at the same time was the number of people...it was hard to get shots without someone in the way. If I was bold, I would have liked to ask some of them to stand posed, but I don't like my own picture taken so have a hard time asking others to do something I don't want to do myself.
I had a feeling the gentleman in the red and white ball cap belonged with this truck. Isn't it wonderful? And some of them had that old vehicle smell...you don't normally think of that as a good smell, but it was today.
And something I really enjoy is just looking inside the vehicles...the dashboards of the older cars is one of my favorite features and I an not even sure why. Maybe they remind me of simpler times, or maybe it is just the way they are made. They seem so clean-cut...bet you never thought you would hear that to describe a car dashboard, did ya?

8 comments:

Carletta said...

Rose these are beautiful machines. I love the lines of the old cars and trucks. I think they have much more style than todays.
Look how these shine. My almost new Jeep hasn't shined like this since I bought it. :)

dot said...

My favorite is the red truck. What a paint job!

Gretchen said...

I love going to old car shows. It's amazing to see how far we've come since Ford created that first one.

Mary said...

I always love the colorful polished up cars :-) Is there an actual hill to climb and do they climb it?

Deborah Godin said...

I so know what you mean! These are great old cars in beautiful shape. A few years ago I got a really good can't-pass-it-up deal on a '65 Pony, with a very similar dashboard. It's my favorite feature of the car (including the little triangle vents) Mine's not very shiny yet, needs some polishing, but it's a blast to drive!.

Rose said...

Yes, Mary, for the really antique cars there is a long hill...google Newport Hill Climb and the first site that is their official site...and there are other interesting ones besides.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

These vehicles are in great shape. My brother-in-law has an old car and likes to go to car meets (I think that's what he calls them). They took me to one last year nd it was loads of fun...but I didn't take my camera. How dumb is that!

Laurie said...

SWEET pics...love 'em!

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