Sunday, May 20, 2012

Went on a little expedition yesterday...

Near where I live is a dried-up shitsplat of a little town that's been around for a long, long time. Somehow they even get grass and trees and gardens to grow, and I imagine that took generations of careful irrigation and soil amendment.

And once a year they throw a combination car show and chili cook-off. Yesterday I tagged along with my good neighbor D, just for lack of anything more constructive to do.

 All this green shady stuff seem really strange to me.

 My neighbor D decided to see if he could get a new gun belt. He tried to go the wonder-nine semiauto route like everybody else, but now he's no fooling back to his single action .45.

 I don't suppose I should be surprised that in redneck country there are a lot of really cool cars hidden in garages here and there.

 More of that shady stuff. What do you call those big green things?

To my shock, I actually encountered a fine example of my all-time favorite "If I were rich" dream car. Not original, though: The fuel-injected 5.0L engine looks like it was pried screaming from a mid-eighties Mustang.

And that's about all there was to see. The chili was good, though.

4 comments:

Jac said...

The group that settled that area always seem to have nice trees in their towns... Knack for long-term planning, I guess.

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Oh yeah... I want one of those in the 427 variety. Like you said, if I was rich...

Anonymous said...

I was just speculating property there a while back. Didn't see anything in my price range.
I guess their long term planning meant keeping the likes of me out.
Seems from the looks I don't have a swanky enough car anyway.


Buck.

Tam said...

Looks like a 1980s Autokraft. Neat!