Cruisin for Shelby 05-September-2010


Cruisin for Shelby  05-September-2010

I was able to hobbly my weary bones to Lexington NC today to enjoy the ‘Ponies of the Piedmont’ Cruisin for Shelby Cruise-In, a benefit for the family of Shelby Chisom.

This was absolutely spectacular turnout…  perfect weather, plenty of room, and…   Mmmmm…  funnel cakes!

I love this kind of Cruise-In, because there’s just a little bit of everything.  Old pickups, new cars, (sometimes it’s hard for me to believe I lived long enough to be able to say ‘New Muscle Cars’ again…) classics, hot rods, rat rods, imports, motorcycles…  all side by side and together for a good cause.

That big bright green Plymouth station wagon brought back memories!  When I was a kid, my next door neighbor, Brent, would buy these up to run in demolition derbies!  Although I think we all have at least one car in our past that we think about, “I wish I still had that…”

I was there from about 2pm to 4pm, and the cool rides just kept trickling in all day long.

And being a Camaro guy, I have to rib the POP guys just a bit, and point out the Ford ride I snapped a picture of proudly sporting a Corvette engine!

Volkswagens.  Fire Trucks.  Ice Cream trucks!

I could kick myself for forgetting the gentleman’s name that was at both Pilot Mountain last night and this cruise today, who was letting all the spectators sign his car!  I believe he said this was the 5th or 6th cruise he’d been to collecting signatures, and there wasn’t a spare inch left today!  I did give him a card though, so if he writes to me I’ll add in his name!

The fire trucks were about to put on a show for the crowd when they got called out for real action!  So we got all the lights and sirens in a real fire situation.  In some of the pictures you can see the smoke rising over the school, although I believe the fire was several miles off.  It appeared to be under control as I left.

A Sunday afternoon well spent under a blue sky and surrounded by cool cars…

Cheers from The ThreeFiveZero Home

One thought on “Cruisin for Shelby 05-September-2010”

  1. Thank you for taking your time to come to the cruise in and for doing a write up on your blog.

    Sorry I was too busy to speak to you.

    Look forward to seeing you at the next event.

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