Where I stood, partying on the street

bbb feet

Today   Bumpers, Bikes and Bands!   We’re celebrating classic cars, motorcycles and music in Plymouth’s Old Village.   Come join the party, noon to five today!!   See ya there!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

The Orphan Car no-Show

The orphan car show was yesterday, or would have been had it happened.   The grounds were flooded and the show was canceled.   Three cars showed up anyway.   sign

They had the sign up, but the river was too high for the show.

flooding

Normally, this field would have been full of cars.

orphan car show, 3 cars

These are the three that showed up.

Some of the cars came anyway, but couldn’t get to the fairground, they gathered at the old Hudson Dealership in Ypsilanti, so we did get to check out a few old cars.

hudson sign

The Hudson Dealership sign.

hood ornament

One sexy hood ornament.

hornet

Fortunately, the only hornets we encountered were friendly.

hitchhikers

A couple of hitchhikers.

pacer

Mark calls the Pacer the perfect car for growing pot.

1976 Ford Econoline

Let me introduce you to an interesting mode of transportation.   This is our van.   It is not our everyday driver, but it is the vehicle of choice when we’re hauling radio parts to swap meets in Lansing.

I think it’s a very interesting looking beast.

Mark likes it because it holds all the stuff we need (and some stuff we don’t).

See the Stroh’s box?   Pretty cool, huh?

The Old Village Car Show

Sunday was the annual Old Village Car Show (Bumpers, Bikes and Blues), in Plymouth.

An overview of the festivities.

An overview of the cars.

Danny Cash and the Dead Shorts.

My favorite Dead Short, Mark, with a rare smile.

The beautiful dunk tank girls.

Joe LeBeau blows for the Wiley Coyote Band.

Acouple of ne’er-do-wells, Eric and Jenna, takin’ in the sights.

Shelly, Shirley and Ann in deep conversation.

Mark steals my camera for a shoot-out with Christy.

Meanwhile her husband Matt plays with tools.

I won at bean toss. Really. Not that I sunk a single beanbag, just that I managed to get partnered with Danny Cash, who discovers that along with singing, playing guitar, roofing, and inventing, he’s damn good at tossing bean bags!

The tireless Rob, who hosted most of the festivities in the parking lot of his restaurant, Station 885.

Hey, I made Skull-a-day today!! Yeah!!!

Why cars were really invented…

Not for transportation, but to display great hood ornaments!

Mark and I went to the Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti yesterday, these are a few of the hood ornaments we saw. “Orphan” refers to brands of cars that no longer exist. Cars used to be unique, you could easily tell one brand from another, they all had different feelings and reputations. Now cars are very much alike and they change very little year to year. A day like yesterday makes me realize how boring cars are today.