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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Holiday Car Show

The weather was in the 90s as Nashua, NH celebrated the July 4th holiday on Main St with a car show that featured classic and "muscle" cars. Despite the very warm temperatures, there were plenty of folks looking at the cars, including ourselves. We dressed in patriotic colors as so many others did and we considered ourselves as classics too.
Many of the cars were red, white and blue like this trio of America's favorite sports car, the Corvette. There were Corvettes in other colors as well, quite a few in fact.
There were other car makes and models in the same colors. After awhile, I found myself looking for red, white and blue vehicles. 
There were a few trucks in the show. I found these red and blue models, but not a single white truck. 
The top car is actually silver and red, but the blue and red and white car made this another colorful group. 
Do you remember when cars were very large, like these classic models. 
Here's a few classic car grills when these were made of metal and not plastic.
Years ago, car interiors were not only colorful, but much simpler.
There's a lot of power in these engines. 
And some fun was seen under the hoods of several cars. 
This vehicle came with its own driver, who might have been there for a very long time. 
A few more colorful and unique vintage autos in the show.
A final shot along part of Main St that shows Nashua City Hall in the background. The show was downtown from 9 am to 1 pm. We spent about 2 hours looking at displayed autos. 

11 comments:

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

I need to find a car show to visit when I go home next week. I am dying to photograph old cars. Have a great week.

Anvilcloud said...

Forget the cars. I dig his snazzy shirt ... and hat. Of course the hat.

Latane Barton said...

Sunday I was just north of Machipongo on the Eastern Shore visiting my granddaughter and soon to be grandson-in-law. Couldn't help but think of you. We'd visit if you were still there!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Our celebration always includes a vintage car show as well. It has become as traditional as the decorated bicycle parade.

William Kendall said...

Classic beauties!

Emma Springfield said...

All are fascinating. I'll take the red Thunderbird.

Sandra said...

I want any of the cars in the next to last collage and the red truck and the blue truck. oh my. these are all awesome and a part of my lifetime..

My name is Erika. said...

That looks like a great way to spend the holiday. Hope it wasn’t too hot. This weather this week has been ridiculous. I am sure you will agree about the heat. I think everyone does. Happy belated July 4 hugs Erika

Valerie said...

I used to rush out when vintage cars formed a parade, hoping against hope someone would invite me to jump on. I started my car craze at very early age.

possum said...

Your temp of 96 impressed me- we just missed hitting 90.
Who'd think we were cooler!

I saw you sent an email to my old yahoo address- but it disappeared before I could answer it. Use the same name# but at Hotmail.com instead. I avoid yahoo cuz it does weird things and mail disappears.
But thanks for trying.

Connie said...

Wow, that must have been a big car show! Nice pictures. You found lots of red, white, and blue to capture. I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

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