Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Gasthaus Car Show

Last week Wednesday, the weather was absolutely perfect. I'm so glad that summer is on the way. My guy came over for the night and I made us meatball subs, another Ree Drummond-Pioneer Woman success (more on that later). We ate with the patio door open and enjoyed the fresh air.

I thought it would be nice for us to enjoy a walk after dinner and I had the perfect location for us - the Gasthaus parking lot for the car show. I was 90% sure that they were going to have the show because it was after Memorial Day, it was a Wednesday night, and the weather was gorgeous.

I typically hear the band playing from my patio to know that the show is on for the night, but I couldn't hear it this night. But as soon as we got about a block away, we could hear the live band rocking out.

The show was completely packed, both with cars and attendees. Gasthaus really puts on quite the event. They have food and drinks for sale and a live band, so it's more than just looking at cars.

People were dancing by the band tent as well.

My guy and I wandered up and down the rows looking at all the cars. We noticed that all the spots were full and that cars were even parked in a grassy area so we went to check those out too.
My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw the best car ever.......a DeLorean!!!!! Sure there wasn't a flux capacitor or time circuits in the car, but this was the first time I had ever seen one up close. I am a huge Back to the Future movie fan, so seeing this car made my night - heck, it made my week!

I completely geeked out and checked out all the details of the car - the brushed aluminum exterior, the wing doors, the trunk with the engine in it. The only thing I didn't get to see was the under the hood because the owner had that closed.

There were a few modifications since the 80s including a DVD player in the dash and I think new seats, but other than that, this was a beauty and I'm so glad I got to see it.

After my guy dragged me away from the DeLorean (kicking and screaming - just kidding, but internally I was), we walked around the rest of the show. I saw an old Cutlass and had a flashback to high school where my friends and I created the "Cutlass Club." All four of us had Cutlasses and two of them had ones that resembled the one below. 
 This car reminds me of Austin Powers!

So many really cool cars. I can't imagine the number of hours of work that have been put in by the owners to keep these cars running. They just don't build them like they used too.
I'm trying to imagine what a car show is going to be like in 30 years, and I just don't think it's going to have the appeal that one like this does.

I think we will definitely make a stop again this summer and I hope that my dad can stop and see it. He was a mechanic for 34 years and loves classic cars. I think he would really enjoy this show.

1 comment:

  1. That’s truly an amazing experience, Sarah! I love those pictures you took at the car show. Those cars look great and I have no doubt that you really enjoyed the whole thing in the Gasthaus. You absolutely should bring your dad next time. Thank you for sharing with us, Sarah! :)

    Rhonda Burgess @ Bob Dunn Hyundai