The 10th annual Delta Rodders Car Show last Saturday drew more than 100 entries.
They lined up for display under sunny skies on green grass creating a paddock for pure horsepower at Lions Club Pavilion in Confluence Park.
There was plenty of the right music for the occasion (Beach Boys, Elvis, you name it), good food, door prizes throughout the day, a big raffle for a professional mechanic's tool storage (plus $200 in tools of the winner's choice), and cars, cars, cars (plus trucks, a couple of motorcycles and a boat).
The hundreds of contented folks milling around were friendly and respectful, enjoying the day, the event and each other.
Spectators browsed the many shiny projects and visited with their proud owners. There were novelty cars, stock classics, individual favorites, restorations, and plenty of exciting muscle cars showing off the creative ingenuity, mechanical skill, and passion for perfection that drives these local car enthusiasts.
Entries came from all over Delta County, Grand Junction and Fruita, Montrose, Durango and elsewhere.
Maybe the most remarkable part of the event was memories evoked by the metal masterpieces on display; memories of family outings in Dad's 1950 Ford; memories of the very first car you owned and loved; memories of cruising to the drive-in with a date.
Those are the memories of a country that seemed more relaxed and prosperous than today. They were the happiest days ever for the many Americans who still remember them well, and who were back for more at the Street Rodders' show last weekend.blog comments powered by Disqus