It was a great weekend for doing the Mustang thing.
I started off on Friday with a cruise-in here in town. I got lots of positive feedback on the hood pins. Even the kids enjoyed it.
Saturday was the first Show of the season, held on the Coastguard station in Yorktown. It's a great location, a campus setting right on the water. The temperature was perfect. I didn't win anything at this show last year, but with food, a great location, and a live band, you couldn't loose. This show has a top 100, and since 95 cars showed up this year....well let's just say competition wasn't fierce. Lots of neat cars of all years, makes and models, including 2 Ferrari's, an F-430 coupe (whom it turns out I have mutual acquaintance with) and an F-430 Spider.
Sunday was a club show put on by the Mustang Club of Tidewater (one of two Mustang clubs I belong to) held at the Bass Pro Shops in Hampton. Not a bad location, although I'm going to start carrying my 10 x 10 canopy with me at all times. The temperature wasn't bad, but the sun got to be a bit much. This was a judged show and I managed to pull off a first place trophy
. Again, lots of neat cars. The guy behind me was a show noob with a very clean California Special. There were 3 Cobras, including 1 convertible. And one of my favorite cars, a Lotus Elise. Can anybody say 400hp skateboard? There was a cobra replica next to that, the owner of which also had a mutual acquaintance of mine. A freak gust of wind picked my hood up off the prop rod and it would have fallen if a spectator hadn't caught it. I was very grateful, indeed.
It was good to see some of the people I'd met last year. I go to these shows to meet the people and see the other cars, the trophies are just the icing on the cake. All in all, a nice weekend.