… So I had my convertible and my 4-door in a car show to benefit the Boys & Girls Club here in Sugarhouse. I did it just for fun, not even expecting to win anything, and it was fun. Hanging out with a bunch of car people, talking about my cars to people who are looking. It was fun.
… And it was the perfect day for it. Sunny, cool enough that you needed an extra shirt on, or a jacket, but not cold. 5 degrees warmer would have been nice, but anything more than that would have made it hot standing in a parking lot with a bunch of cars. So winning stuff wasn’t even on my mind.
… But I bought a few raffle tickets anyway. After all it was a fundraiser and the money was going to the Boys & Girls Club, good cause. So I was pretty surprised when I won the raffle grand prize, a 22” flat screen TV. Niiice. And then Old Blue won 3rd place in the 4-Door division. That was actually even nicer than the TV.
One of the first digital dashes – out of this car:
Which is one of my favorite body styles of the Nissan Z cars.
A ‘72 Datsun 510 wagon, that just reminded me way too much of my first car, a ‘72 Dodge Cold wagon, which was also green. I voted for this car for Best In Show, which won.
A few fire trucks and a an ambulance showed up to show off their vehicles. I was amazed at how well the driver in the back of this ladder engine maneuvered his truck while backing up, right in front of my cars. I’d have sworn he was going to take out both of them, but he knew what he was doing.
The Heavy Rescue Team is specifically designed for things like collapsed building and other heavy structure situations.
They let the kids play with some of their equipment. Here my nephew aims a water hose at me.
According to one of the fire guys, this water cannon was invented by a firefighter right here in Salt Lake City
Just looking down a line of cars.
My take for the day. 1 trophy, 1 TV and 2 T-shirts.
Not a bad day at all.