Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spring Fling 2012 photos that show what it looks like in general

 Spring Fling, annual Mopar car show in Van Nuys, usually March or April

The new Challengers have a big car club that shows up every year and did a great color swatch job this year

 It's about the only place to see old vans
 Unusual forgotten Mopars like this Mirada
 or find 1950's and 60's cars with transplanted hemis like this Belvedere

 You won't see old Dodge trucks in many places outside a Moapr car show
 Bring cold drinks, because it's usually in the 80's and humid. There are plenty of vendors charging the usual 3 to 4 dollars a coke, 2 or 3 dollars a bottle of water. 

Aston Martin from "Goldfinger" the Bond movie

You know that more than one car are used during a movie, right? One for close ups, one for camera mount hardware, one for glamour shots and press photos, and a couple for stunts.

Well, one of the DB5 was stolen from an airplane hanger in 1997, and hasn't turned up yet

Petty's 1971 Road Runner was at Spring Fling

the white house appearance that is referred to on the above call board is here: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/01/nixon-had-race-cars-over-to-white-house.html

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Don't make the elephants angry!

Discovery Channel is trying a new car show, I hope it's a good one!