This doesn’t happen here every day, or even every week, or month. Once a year the town of Cary closes off its primary street and hosts Wheels on Academy.
It is always a fun surprise to see what people keep in their garages. This year’s event was no exception.
Right off there were several classics from the early 20th century. Above is a model T from Ford.
Above is another style of the model T, the center door model.
Here was a restored military vehicle of WW II vintage.
A 1934 Ford above.
How about a Chevy C10 from the early 1960s.
The crowd was enjoying the fine weather and the collection of cars.
Here is a 1967 Pontiac GTO.
Above is a 1968 version.
The Cary police were there enjoying the show as well. They would be judging the Corvettes that were there in large numbers.
There was even a McLaren!
We enjoyed the air-cooled VW and Porsche cars.
Above is America’s air cooled car, the Chevy Corvair.
The engine in the rear looked spotless.
The 1971 SAAB Sonett III was a rare find.
As was the mid-engined Ford Pantera.
This Corvette brought back memories of cruising around Cape Cod roads.
One of the last great cars from Pontiac was the Solstice GT.
So many amazing and beautiful cars to see. It was also great to talk to each of the owners and learn the story behind each one. Here, Jo has picked out the one she wanted to bring home.
Wheels on Academy – we will be looking forward to next year’s event!