We decided to check out the car show in Durand, not expecting it too be very big, but we were surprised at how many cars had come out on this beautiful afternoon.
Cars lined both sides of the entire length of Main St.
Being in “GM Country” (we were just 15 miles from Flint), there were a lot more GM cars than we were used to seeing at the car shows that we usually frequented – we always tended to end up at Ford-dominated shows.
We still managed to find plenty of Fords, though . . .
and a few Dodge’s,
and one really old Ford!
I find myself drawn to the old chrome bumpers – they don’t make them like that anymore!
Durand is a really old town . . . cute, with old storefronts and beautiful old homes,
even some antique gas pumps on display at the local gas station.
The buildings in the center of town have a mural of Durand from the old days . . .
I spotted this guy as we walked through the show . . . he was having his own car show! That’s totally something that Nicolas would have done at that age!
Found this VW Bug for Bryce,
and Tom liked this hot rod!
As the car show wrapped up, it was time for the burn-out contest. There was an area blocked off and a fire truck standing by . . .
and with a little bit of bleach on the tires and the pavement, they revved their engines with the goal of creating as much smoke as possible . . . to the point of blowing out their tires, in some cases!
It was mostly old beater cars and trucks participating in the contest, but a few of the classics joined in the fun, too!
We were surprised to see them, and most of them didn’t do much, but this guy put on a good show!
There was even a motorcycle that got in on the action!
That was certainly an interesting finish to the car show, and something we hadn’t ever experienced before!