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October 2, 2011

Motorama Car Show

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 6:27 am

Crime fiction and noir love getaway cars, hotrods, beaters, suburban sedans–the list is wide and varied. Curiosity piqued, I attended my first Motorama show held in Long Beach, CA the weekend of October 1 & 2, 2011,  billed as “Car Display Dioramas & Showcase of Kustoms.” I didn’t touch the grammar of the last sentence because the more you play with it, the worse it gets. Sort of like some of the kustom rods that were there, BUT some gems were seen, it was a lovely day by the sea, and a good time was had by all. A big thank you to the colorfully-dressed ladies who cheerfully posed for the camera.

1954 CHEVY BEL AIR

INTERIOR DASH 1954 CHEVY BEL AIR

BEST SHOES IN SHOW - Thank you ladies!

1959 OLDSMOBILE NINETY-EIGHT

REARSHOT 1959 OLDSMOBILE NINETY-EIGHT

FINS ON THE 1959 OLDS NINETY-EIGHT

CAR SHOW CUTIES! Gals, we love the pose...

1935 FORD

1953 CHOPPED BUICK

1962 CORVETTE - Wouldja recognize it?

ELAINE ASH

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13 Comments »

  1. Art objects, all of them, especially the Pit Chicks.

    Comment by Mar Preston — October 2, 2011 @ 6:32 am

  2. Makes me think of the Ministry song, “Hot Rod.”

    Comment by charlesgramlich — October 2, 2011 @ 7:00 am

  3. wow… had forgotten most of these ‘rods’…

    chicks look pretty cool, too!

    Comment by laughingwolf — October 2, 2011 @ 7:15 am

  4. Those cars really brought back some wonderful memories. Back when music had lyrics that didn’t need deciphering, chicks were hot and guys were oh so cool with their ducktails and their packs of smokes rolled into the arm of their tees.

    Comment by Lonni Lees — October 2, 2011 @ 9:27 am

  5. I wish I had taken more photos. They had some very cool machines outside around the park as well. A few magnificent Thunderbirds. And yes, the people at the show were as interesting to look at as the cars.
    EA

    Comment by ashedit — October 2, 2011 @ 10:45 am

  6. Some fine rides on display there. The Vette is a real gem. American Graffiti is still one of my all-time fav movies. Any 70’s era cars on display? The new versions of the Camaro and the Challenger are pretty cool. Wish they would bring back the Barracuda now.

    Comment by Sean Patrick Reardon — October 3, 2011 @ 5:39 am

  7. Nice way to spend an afternoon, looking at old cars and young chicks!

    Comment by oscar Case — October 3, 2011 @ 8:59 am

  8. Awesome rides!

    Comment by Al Tucher — October 3, 2011 @ 9:49 am

  9. Hi Sean. Oscar and Al! I, too, long for the Barracuda. They did have 70s cars outside and I was too braindead to take pics at that stage. I only hauled out the camera at the final stages. Love those 70s rides.
    EA

    Comment by ashedit — October 3, 2011 @ 10:10 am

  10. Going to have to watch Dirty Mary Crazy Larry now. Jay Gatsby’s ride was a real looker as well.

    Comment by Sean Patrick Reardon — October 3, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

  11. Sean Patrick, you just brought up a blast from the past. Thank you! Here’s the link.

    EA

    Comment by ashedit — October 3, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

  12. Finally had a chance to check this blog out! Those 5 ladies are me & my friends. Had a blast at the car show & felt very flattered with people wanting to take pictures of us, especially you Elaine! 🙂

    Comment by Cynthia — December 4, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

  13. Thank you Cynthia! As you can see, everybody loved your picture.
    EA

    Comment by ashedit — December 4, 2011 @ 7:10 pm


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