Veterans Car Show

(Truth or Consequences NM)
A friend and I went to see the Annual Veterans Car Show. There was a good variety of old cars and trucks from most eras, and even a couple of motorcycles. My favorites tend to be the ones from the 1930s to 1950s.

Veterans Car Show

Veterans Car Show

Some were restored to original, but most were customized or updated in some ways. It was nice to see the imagination and craftsmanship of the owners; from classic to way out there.

Veterans Car Show

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Veterans Car Show

Ford Roadster Hot Rod

Veterans Car Show

Pontiac GTO Grille

Veterans Car Show

Ford Coupe with Rumble Seat

A couple of hours was spent checking them out, and taking lots of photos. Shots of interiors, exteriors, details, and overviews were taken. It was hard to choose which ones to be shared in this post.

Veterans Car Show

GMC Pick-em-up

Veterans Car Show

Lots of Chrome

Veterans Car Show

1957 Chevy Hardtop – Just Like my Dad’s

Veterans Car Show

Sweet Interior

I had a blast being reminded of no longer seen things like wide white-wall tires, extensive use of chrome, hood ornaments, steel dashboards, and rumble seats (yes, I even rode in one as a child).

Veterans Car Show

1950 Ford Sedan

Veterans Car Show

1920s era Ford

Veterans Car Show

Custom Adventure Truck

Veterans Car Show

Pontiac Hood Ornament

We looked at the food venders to get a bite to eat, but all had long lines. Instead, we went down the road a short way to a Mexican café for lunch. I had a great time walking down memory lane.

Camp: Caballo Lake SP-Upper Flats drycamp
Scene: Cars, trucks

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8 Responses to Veterans Car Show

  1. Betty Graffis March 23, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

    If we were any where close to a car show my late husband would be there.

    • Pleinguy March 23, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

      I understand that as I would go too.

  2. Bradford Harris March 23, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

    Awesome pictures! I really like seeing the photos of vintage cars. We’ve made a lot of advances in technology but our new lightweight plastic-mobiles just don’t have the charm. I like the Lincolns and Caddies from around ’59 or ’60. They have such cool lines… and are made of metal.

    I also understand how difficult it is to trim the list of pictures! I sure liked the ones you shared!

    • Pleinguy March 23, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

      Thanks Brad. I agree that the older cars are nicer to look at.

  3. Barney Ward March 23, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    Thanks for the great memories.

    • Pleinguy March 23, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

      Anytime Barney.

  4. Dorothy Gardiner March 23, 2018 at 8:36 pm #

    Love the photos. I love cars too. Thanks for sharing the ones you did.

    • Pleinguy March 23, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed the post and photos.

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