Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A loooooong day at the car show!

Good Guys Car Show

One of our neighbors from Michigan had recommended the Good Guys Car Show in Scottsdale, but even if he hadn’t, it was on Nicolas’ radar.

We got an early start on Saturday, arriving at West World by 10am.  We were amazed by the number of cars there were to look at.

There's more to see!

We skipped the vendor building when we arrived, figuring we could go in there later when we needed a break form the sun, and headed straight outside.

There were several rows of cars around the building, so we started with those.          Ford Truck









Yellow Firebird


Old Chevy Truck











The weather was beautiful . . . like a mid-summer day . . . perfect for a car show!          A beautiful day for a car show!









All of the cars at this show were from 1972 or before, and some went way back . . .

The '32 Ford area

More '32's










This ‘32 Ford was really pretty, with its leather hood straps and other details.

Leather hood straps

From there, we moved over to some newer Fords,

Mustangs in a row

and a beautiful Corvette,

Very cool Corvette

Spider in the paint

with a little spider in its paint job!






As we walked back toward the building, we saw the Munsters car arriving.

Here come the Munsters!

There were lots of activities going on during the day – crafts for the kids, music, and an Autocross track.  We watched for a few minutes,

Watching the Auto Cross

and then headed down to the grassy area where the majority of the cars were.       These guys got a nice spot in the shade!









Some guys were even lucky enough to snag a spot in the shade!  We walked and walked and walked . . .

Sherrif's Car














looking at cars, looking at trucks . . .

Nice truck










Nicolas could have gone on looking for days!

Still Looking

We got a quick lunch, and then walked some more . . . there were more cars to see . . . 2500 of them according to Nicolas!

This would be nice on the sand dunes!











There were even a few characters . . .



Isn't she pretty?


and we saw the Munsters’ car again!

Another look at the Munsters' car

Bryce and I had seen enough cars for one day . . . but Nicolas could go on forever!  He agreed to take a break and go inside the vendor building to get out of the sun for a few minutes, but that wasn’t much relief . . . I think it was actually hotter in there, without the breeze.

There was some cool stuff . . . clocks and signs . . . and plenty of other stuff we didn’t need.         Clocks








Need a sign?

Neon signs











We went back outside, and after a few more rows of cars,

Nicolas likes these old station wagons


Autographed Shelby


Now, that's a limo!











Bryce and I found a shady spot under a tree to sit and wait,


while Tom and Nicolas walked through the “swat meet” area around the perimeter of the show.

Pedal cars for sale


Swat Meet

Hippie Van!









It was definitely the biggest car show we’ve ever been too, and the weather could not have been more perfect, and we all had fun although Bryce and I wore out sooner than Nicolas did . . . Tom hung in there so Nick would have company.  I was glad that at least half of the cars were parked on the grass – it was so much easier to walk on, and noticeably cooler than when we were on pavement!

We were all exhausted by the time we got home, but hopefully our legs will recover in time for the hike I had planned for Sunday morning!!


  1. That is a lot of cars but Nick's interest in them shows the makings of a Motorhead in the family.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. I am a Ford guy. Love the Mustangs. I would bee right there with Nicolas.

    1. Nice to hear -- we're an all-Ford family! Nicolas loves his Mustangs!


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