Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Varoom, Varoom . . .

Yes, this is a stray from my usual type of posts, and I hope you enjoy it, it really was a lovely outing!

My husband and I went to the 17th Annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show and Parade this past September 17 – 18th in Maine. There were hundreds of classic and antique automobiles parading through this beautiful beach town. We had a blast! The Car Show weekend has become a favorite for car fans of all ages, and types! It was a gorgeous weekend, and Old Orchard Beach was the perfect spot for the show.

The cars were lined up and down Old Orchard Street right down to the world famous Pier! Then promptly at 7:30 they started up the engines for the "cruise" along East and West Grand Avenue! It was a walk through time! OOB as it's know was quite the place in the 50's, so naturally it was the perfect location for this fun event! On Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. the cars were displayed through Veteran's park, there was music, food, and all sorts of vendor's! We spent several hours viewing the cars! My favorites were the ones from the 50's, my husband's were the Chevy SS, and of course, the Corvette photo's are for Steve!

The Seductive cars from the 50's

Oh Romeo . . .

The 50's Can-Can

I want lipstick that color!

Anyone for the "car-hop"

The "muscle" cars for hubby!

Hmm, look at that, an engine! I bet she purrs!

Love the dice!

Will you just look at that body!

Ah, nice (we won't go there)!

The Suave Corvette's for Steve

Must be a 1966!

The Corvette chorus line!

Very pretty, reminds me of Barbie's Dream Corvette!

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  1. wow I love this post, it's always good to stray from the norm every now and then, great photos too... by the way, juts want you to know that our dog Holly has exactly the same bed as Duke x

  2. My Mother's 1st car was a turquoise & white 56 Chevy. I love seeing old cars.

  3. Car shows are so much fun! Used to go to so many when I lived in Michigan. Not too many in Florida though.

  4. These lovely cars remind me of my youth. My first car was a powder blue 65 Mustang and my next car was a souped up 69 Malibu. Later I had a maroon Chevy that was as fast as the wind.

    Now my husband has a 59 MGA that we like to drive on the windy mountain road. It's a lot of fun, but it's very low to the ground and as you get older, it isn't so easy to get in and out of.

    Thanks for including the car show. Fun stuff.

  5. Wow are those cars great!! Next year we will have to make our way to OOB for that one . Of course I'm partial to corvette's.Your photos are awesome.Oh, Steve liked the shout out!!!!!

  6. I love to go to a Show and Shine every once in a while myself. There's so much work, money, time and love tied up in those vehicles!

  7. Oh what fun! I want a Barbie's Dream Corvette too!!

    Susan and Bentley

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  9. p.s. Sorry. Found a typo so will repost this comment.Hello! This is Susan from

    I cannot e-mail you my address because I cannot find YOUR e-mail. Please write to me at Thanks again for the contest. I'm looking forward to the cookbook. I collect them, you know! Have quite a library! Susan

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  11. These photos are awesome. How beautiful, all you need is for everyone to dress up like the 50s & 60s fashion & you have gone back in time! :)) Thank you for sharing.


  12. see alot of my blog buddies here...the car show looked like FUN !!!!

    kary and teddy

  13. Hi Everyone! Thanks for your lovely comments, it really was a fun outing!

  14. Brilliant photos. The cars remind me of being 10 years old and falling in love with the film 'Grease'. thank you for the memories!

  15. I take it you like to cook ...
    there's a sur la table store right down the street from me ...
    let's go shopping

  16. What a fun show… Certainly does bring you back to the salad days… We are having a vintage car show this weekend and it is something I always look forward to… My brother-in-law refurbished a vintage car and, by the time he finished, it cost him almost 3 times as much as the original car would have cost… But, it was worth it… Kept him off the streets and his wife always knew where he was… Come visit when you can.

  17. I love car shows! I have been so busy I haven't been able to visit your blog very often since I signed up to follow it. Things are slowing down a bit, so I plan to visit more often!

  18. Hi, nice to meet you and your blog.
    I love car shows.

  19. Car shows are great and your photos are excellent. Reminds me of mom and dad's blue and white '56 Chevy Bel Air. Cool cars!

  20. I love the colours of these cars - your right it would make a great colour for a lipstick! Im really enjoying reading your blog. We have friends in Wolfboro and your pictures have got us longing for a stateside visit! thanks for sharing:)

  21. Would you look at those dream cars! =D From that blue Cadillac to my all-time favorite ride: the Chevelle SS. Seeing Vin Diesel drive that Chevy in the movie (The Fast and the Furious) made me gawk – not at him ;p – at that muscle car.

    Tyra Shortino


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