Monday, January 12, 2015

Silver Springs Car Show

We're not too far from Silver Springs here in Florida.  The state recently took possession of it, from who I'm not sure.  But what I know so far is that many movies were shot here, including many Tarzan flicks.  The waters are warm and clear.

Unlike Bleecker, NY.  This is the five day forecast.

5-Day Forecast for Bleecker, New York

Today: Snow, High: 31 F, Low: 3 F

Tomorrow: Sunny, High: 13 F, Low: -6 F

Wednesday: Sunny, High: 20 F, Low: 2 F

Thursday: Mostly Sunny, High: 25 F, Low: 10 F

Friday: Mostly Sunny, High: 25 F, Low: 13 F

This weekend was a Ford only car show.  It is difficult to get good photos at a car show because the cars are packed in and there are many people milling about.  But it is a challenge that I love to try to get a few good shots.

This park ranger was showing folks a couple of corn snakes.   They're constrictors, and very cool.

'57 Thunderbird

This was a HUGE show, with hundreds of cars.  Yes, we brought Olivia the German Shorthaired Pointer.  She needs something to do, everyday.  

Yep.  That would be a Ford Maverick.  Remember those?  As you can see, Olivia is laughing at it.

If you look closely, you can see the photographer in the reflection.

A Model A, complete with a tool kit and owner's manual.

This was when a trunk was really a trunk.

The car below is actually a fiberglass kit car.  Just add motor and transmission.  The kit is about $20k.

Ford Sunliner.  The original moon roof.

There are glass bottom boat rides here.  Pam and I plan on coming back to take a 30 minute tour.

A Sunbeam Tiger, made by Rootes of England.  I had a '63 Alpine with a 4 banger.  The Tiger had a Ford V8.  Can you imagine how fast these things were?

A Cobra eating a Camaro...

My dream car was a '69 Mustang Mach I with a 351 Cleveland V8 and a 4 speed.  But at $3,500, which was one and a half times my annual income then, it was totally unaffordable.

This is how clear the water is here.

And to finish off on a silly note, a Florida snowflake for you.

1 comment:

  1. Hay Dave-- When will you find time for your "New Ferguson"? I'm sure you're in no rush to dig into it..