Every summer, I try to make it to a few of the Parry Sound Cruzers Car Club cruise nights at the town docks. Their weekly event might not be as large as cruise nights in big cities, but they always have a lot of really nice looking cars and some really unique stuff too.
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I’m back. Sorry for not posting for the last week or so. Victoria managed to get a virus on my computer, so I had to take a bit of an unexpected hiatus. Now that the lappy is up and running again, hopefully I’ll be good to go for the rest of the summer. It’s not 100% fixed yet though. I have to see if I can get the wifi extender working again. We had to put Windows 7 on the laptop and the newest drivers that exist for the extender are for Vista. Not sure if that will do the trick or not. I’m posting from town until we see if we can get the extender working again. *grumble*
Anyway, I had to leave the island for a bit last week to go to Albany, New York for the annual classic hearse/ambulance/limo meet. It was lots of fun. It was good to see all of my car friends and see some neat cars that I haven’t seen before. Now that the meet in Albany is over, the focus is on Ohio. We’re hosting next year’s meet, so once the summer is over, our planning will be going into full gear.
Below are some of my favorite pics, along with the video from our sound and light show at the end of the meet.
One final picture post from the Stan Hywet Father’s Day Car Show and then we will resume to your regularly scheduled IslandGirlTalk program. Like I said before, they tend to have around 400 cars at the show each year. There really is something for everyone at this show.
Even though we were out late at the drive-in the night before, a few of us woke up early to wash the gravel dust off of our cars and go to the annual Stan Hywet Father’s Day Car Show. The Stan Hywet show is a very prestigious show with amazing cars coming from hours away to be there. I’m not sure how many cars were there this year, but it’s usually in the 400 range.
As I mentioned in Saturday’s post, I was back in Ohio this past weekend for a couple of car shows. They went really well. It was good to show my car and I had fun with the rest of the people from our car club that were able to make it. On Saturday, we had a local meet for our classic hearse an ambulance club. We had 12 of our cars on display. Here’s a couple of pics of us at the drive-in movies that night. Thanks to Tony for the pics. I got sidetracked talking to people and realized once it got dark that I barely took any pictures. Oops.
I’m in Ohio for the weekend for a big classic car show (my other hobby), so I figured that I should try to make this post automobile-oriented. I’ll try to get a couple pics from the car show up here in the next few days.
For those of you that cottage, you already understand the concept of a cottage car / island car. For those of you that don’t, an island car can be basically any body style of car. What makes it an island/cottage car is what’s inside and what’s attached to it. All of them have a bit too much dirt or gravel dust on them to be considered a city car. Many of them have trailer hitches for boats and/or roof racks for canoes, kayaks, and anything else that has to go to the cottage, but that can’t fit in the car because it’s already too full. Many of them have their fair share of dog fur inside along with other random items that you wouldn’t find in a city car.
I have customized mine with the roof rack, life jackets, towels, flashlights, bug spray, canoe straps, an inverter to charge my phone and laptop because I don’t have power at the island, enough sand inside to start my own beach, the optional dog fur and ample gravel dust.
Here’s a picture of one of my family’s first island cars at the old boat launch in Parry Sound Harbour. As you can see, it has the optional trailer hitch and trailer and a lot of dog fur in the back seat.