Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cruisin' Sherwood, a nearby Oregon town which hosts a whole lotta vintage vehicles once a year

On June 11, I rode the #12 bus for well over an hour from my apartment to Sherwood, determined to experience a car show I'd been hearing about probably since 2007. I made it, even with having to wait for another 20-30 minutes for a shuttle bus to take me to Old Town Sherwood where reportedly 550 vehicles awaited. What a good time I had, walking the streets with thousands of other car lovers! Now, I realize that loads of car lovers are men of all ages and that men understand and appreciate what engines look like because they can visualize the result of stepping on the accelerator with such and such an engine under the hood. While I adore the sound made by such and such engines, I would much rather see the car as it was designed to be appreciated, hood down and ready to roll. So, I decided to forego photographing some of the beauties with hoods up, although I couldn't pass up all of them. Anyway, here goes--the first photos. I hope you find them as exciting and pleasing as I do.

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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon

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12 comments:

Steffe said...

It's always fun to look at old cars. This Chevy looks to be in good condition.

Guido said...

WOW great car, I love these old one's

Jim Klenke said...

Nice car, I like the guys looking in the car in the second one. You hit it on the head, they probably would love to be behind the wheel.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

It doesn't get any better than this!

Kate said...

Everything about this car is amazing: colour, size, fins, and its terrifically good condition. I wonder how many women vs. men are drawn to this car?

*Honest Abe said...

Patty and I had a new 1957 Chevy in 1957. It was a green and white color similar to this station wagon. These are nice photos.

Warren said...

wow, what a beauty!

Lois said...

What a beauty! I love that color.

bfarr said...

What do I love about this car...everything...especially the color.

Randy said...

The color would be popular around here. Excellent shots!

Clytie said...

Wow, what a beauty! And to think I forgot about Cruisin' Sherwood this year - even though it's a 10 minute drive from my house!!!

Jack said...

I'm not a car guy, but I would have enjoyed looking at old cars like this.