Bountiful Car Show and Parade 2009

What an AWESOME car show!!

The Bountiful Car Show was put on by the Bountiful Rotary Club, all for charity called:“Cruisin’ the Boulevard Coats for Kids”

I have been coming to this car show for years, but must say this year was the absolute best! To make it even better, my wife and daughters loved it just as much as I did.

We arrived about 6pm to relatively small crowds, purchased our “kid bucks” to use on food and face-painting. Food vendors from the likes of Marie Callender’s, Texas Roadhouse, Costco and local favorite Vito’s, donated their time and food. Amazing!

Now on to the cars… there were Camaros, Corvettes, Vipers, Mustangs, Chevelles, Choppers, old trucks, ‘32 Fords, ‘55 Chevys, and many others.

My absolute favorite was the black Shelby Cobra. We watched it compete in the “burn-out” competition and I think it did the best. Super Cool!! After the burn-outs, we walked over to the car and got some pictures… overhearing the owner talk about it: 860 HP (I think is what he said), and he told a story of getting up to 140 on a freeway on-ramp just before seeing the cop. He was pulled over, but the cop was amazed. Cop asked him how fast he got up to, and upon hearing “140 mph” just said “Nice!”… THAT my friends, is AWESOME!! (and no ticket). Afterwards, I thought I should have gone up to him, shook his hand, and said “What do you do for a living?”… “When I grow up, I want to be like you” Maybe I’ll go back tomorrow and do just that.

The burn-outs were so cool – even my wife and kids loved watching them. So many LOUD and FAST cars just out spinning their tires for fun. I couldn’t help thinking of my days in Detroit as a missionary. We went to weekly car shows (to make contacts, of course) and saw, and felt, many many loud cars… probably louder and faster than any we saw tonight. I didn’t see any wheelies tonight either.

Guess I should stop rambling and let you see the pics, huh? Well, here they are:

[ pics coming soon ]

If you didn’t get a chance to go – there is always next year.

The “Dreamer” inside me was revitalized tonight. My tank is full and I can keep on dreaming for another 6 months or so (at which time I’ll have to find another car show to fill my dream-tank). Someday, I do hope to have a car like some of these… not sure exactly what that car will be, but I can assure you it will be sweet. Those of you that know me, already know I love cars and have a hankering for making them a little unique. Its been a while since I’ve gotten the chance to work on something, and I’m itching to get back into it.

Hopefully, you can stay tuned and someday find out what I’ve chosen to work on and restore… uh, resto-mod, that is!

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