restored to it's
with the plexiglass
Great panel lace work on this El Camino
Just got home from the show... Alot of great cars this year, with alot of historic examples. Had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones. Somehow, the day before my friend Clay bought Kirk Jones room off that HAMB message board, so we were golden. The Cruise, to my surprise was quite good, and went on for some time.
There is a healthy mix of Bombs, Kustoms, Hot Rods & Lowriders. Alot of bikes.
I had a very good time, but I will say that this show is lacking the soul
that Paso possessed. And having not attended the show last year, it was
a real bummer to have to pay to park, and then again, to get into the
fairgrounds. Once inside, it now feels like any other show, just the cars
are geared a bit more to my liking. Also everything in Santa Maria is
super spread out. You can't walk from Motel to Motel and check out
the different cars, as the strip is 10 miles or so long. And after we went
to bed all of a sudden we woke up to 10 cop cars and police outside our
window yelling to do CPR on that guy, and other cops yelling for another
guy to drop the knife! Great a stabbing, I hear about stabbings on the
local news in Santa Maria at least once a week, but that is a bit too close
for me. And there was a lack of friends coming down to this show (people
I look forward to seeing, and didn't).