Wagons spotted at two shows in Michigan, 7/29 and 7/30

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  1. jaunty75

    jaunty75 Middling Member

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    Since moving to Michigan at the beginning of the year, I've come to realize what car show heaven actually is. Michigan prides itself on being the "automobile capital of the world," and rightly so. There are probably five car shows within 10 miles of me every weekend from about mid-May until who knows when in the fall.



    July 29 was the HUGE "Main Street Memories" car show right on the St. Clair River in Port Huron. There were easily several hundred cars there (I brought one of my Oldsmobiles), but I found only three station wagons.

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    1978 Plymouth Volare. It's for sale. $3500. Comes, apparently, a period-correct Schwinn Collegiate 5-speed bicycle. I knew lots of kids who had one of these bikes back in the day.


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    1988 AMC Eagle.

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    1977 AMC Pacer.

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    July 30 (today) was the Harsen's Island Car Show. Spotted only two wagons there out of maybe 70 or so cars in attendance.

    The website for this show says it was to have been held on July 15, rain or shine. However, that day was quite rainy right from dawn on, so I'm guessing that they had few people show up and decided to reschedule it, anyway. It was a very nice day for a show today.

    https://www.bluewater.org/event-detail/6th-annual-harsens-island-car-show/

    1966 Pontiac Catalina. Two-seater. I spoke with the owner. He said that the engine is original to the car but has been rebuilt. The rest of the car is completely original. It looks it, and it looks great.

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    Including vintage bicycles seems to be becoming a thing as this fellow had a couple of old Schwinn Fastbacks on display as well.

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    1964 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon. Modified a bit.

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  2. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Those are great finds. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    I am curious, what prompted the move to the "automobile capital of the world"?
     
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    There are all kinds of secondary reasons, but the main reason can be answered in one word: "family."
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Best reason in the world.
     
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    February 2024 Chrome & Ice show in Michigan.
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    It's getting too hot, there in New Mexico? Being from south east Michigan, travelling west, New Mexico was the only state along the way where I would have chosen to stay. Santa Fe was a dump. But the difference between there and Albaquerque was like night and day. All of that red sand was enchanting, upon crossing the border with Texas. Back then, people back home were gluing bumper stickers onto their cars reading, "To the last one leaving Michigan, please turn off the lights".
    Those Schwinn Bonanza bikes are worth a fortune, these days
     

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