Stowe Vermont, British Invasion 2007
Rain overnight followed by rain, clouds, sun, rain, rain, clouds, sun, sun, rain............... get the idea? This show can typically get 600 - 700 cars on a nice Vermont sunny September Saturday but............ this year rain overnight followed by rain, clouds, sun, rain, rain, clouds, sun, sun, rain. The real sad part is that the previous 5 day's weather was SUN and the forecast for the next 5 days is SUN, so the ONLY crappy day was Saturday. I have to admit that I did get a rather perverted pleasure watching the trailer queens and "car show only" cars splash across the field trying to get to their assigned parking spots......or boat slip :-) I'm in the middle of remodeling our kitchen at home so I didn't even have time to vacuum or wash my car before driving up to Stowe. But these poor guys probably spent a week detailing their cars for this major show. If their cars look anything like mine does now after leaving the field, they probably cried all the way home.
So here's a few pictures of the conditions and the more "unusual" cars that did show up.
|Here I am on the straw to "protect" my car||Hmmmm..... this doesn't look good|
|I'm not leaving by going forward!!||And you thought it
couldn't get worse.....
I HAD to drive through this to get out.
|Nice Jag||The Umbrella Top|
|Spit with Umbrella Top||Spit Engine Bay|
|Of course you recognize this car..... it's a 1958 Monoposto|
|You've got to love this guy to bring this car on to the field.||Up to the rims in mud.........think he needed help getting out?|
|Side pipes, Bling wheels and beautifully detailed|
|Do you think he likes blue?|
|And his dash and matching toy car on revolving pedestal.||I love Bug-eyes....you need a sense of humor to own one.|
|Notice anything?||Washer Bottle....see.....sense of humor.|
|Ho-Hum.....another red Healey||Oh yea...... Chevy Tahoe 6 cylinder|
|A '61 Sprite||With a 3.8L Jag engine!|
|and the Sprite's Specs........that's fast!||Two nice Mayflowers|
|One of many Mini's but this one has a...................|
|Honda VTEC...... zero to 60 in 4.3 sec!||A brand new Morgan|
|This car was beautiful and the finish was unbelievable for being original|
|Uh oh.......Dan Masters look out..... this guy did a real nice custom wire harness.|
|Brand new Jags watch the approaching lake.......can a Jaguar swim?|
|Back home and inspecting some of the Vermont mud I brought home.|