I always enjoy the little surprises that pop up on the side of the road while you are traveling from point A to point B.
If you aren’t careful you can go by them and miss what could be a wonderful trip down memory lane.
It looks to be a 1962 or 1963 VW bug. The fact that its swing axles were popped up with positive camber says that the engine had been removed. Probably for a rebuild or a replacement. Many years ago I had a 1962 that was an absolute blast to drive around in.
There were a couple of other classics that didn’t look like they would be on the road any time soon.
Ahh, cars. What memories. Sigh.
It was a beautiful morning and the village I was in was celebrating the summer day with road races (for runners) and a parade with antique cars as part of the menagerie.
They gathered at the village museum arriving in ones and twos.
The first to arrive was a bit of a rat rod based on a Ford Model A.
It was very creative an sported the badges of many of the popular sources of aftermarket performance parts of the early hot rod era.
Another Model A soon showed up.
These painted wheels became part of the Model A color scheme after owners started painting their wheels on their own. Like many options on todays cars they originated from the creativity of car owners that wanted a bit of individuality in their rides.
Rumble seats and pin striping accented these roadsters.
Two more pulled up. These two owners were part of the Model A Ford Club of Cape Cod.
The wheels were all painted an accent color.
But there weren’t just Model A’s…
Car people gathered and had a fine time chatting about cars.
Later, at one in the afternoon, when many more had gathered, the parade was kicked off and the residents of the village enjoyed a glimpse back into the history of the motor car.
When the DW12 was announced and being tested aero kits were going to be a part of it from day one. That proved to blow team’s budgets so the kits were not part of the series until this year.
Racer.com has an interesting write-up on the changes and their aerodynamic outcome and part of that included a photo of the new floor design. If you take a close look at their photo you will notice that it is the Ed Carpenter Fuzzy Vodka car. Now take a look at the driver’s name:
Well folks I am busy traveling, but I will try to provide some posts as I wander. Here is a fantastic view, not only of some fantastic driving on a fantastic road, but the telemetry of the driver’s physical dashboard is enlightening and insightful: