As the Car Show Season has kicked off so has the Spring Rain Showers. I haven’t been to a car show yet this year because it seems every weekend has been a wash-out of sorts. Hopefully that will change this weekend with the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival in Winnboro, LA.
I have been attending this car show since 2003 and it seems to have strayed from a small local show to a large Ada Boy show. I was not happy with last years judging when the categories where done when judging was taking place. The judges decided what class your car would be in on the fly, so to speak. Well basically “I GOT SCREWED” when my car was competing against two 1957 Chevys. How does that happen? A 1971 Camaro Z28 RS competing against a ’57 Chevy?! There were plenty of cars there that I should have been competing against but I think I was being used as filler to complete a class.
I also noticed that one of the judges had 2 first gen Camaros there and won 2 first places with both cars being in different classes.
Well I plan on going back this year to see if anything has changed. Even though it was an Ada Boy show last year it is Free to enter and there is a great Festival taking place and is sure to be a fun time for the whole family.
It will be also nice to get the Camaro out for a nice 45 minute ride there. The Z has not been out since mid November.
I will post pics from the show when I can.
March 28, 1892
Contract signed for gas-powered auto
Charles Duryea and Erwin Markham signed a contract to design and finance the construction of a gasoline-powered automobile.
Well I have been extremely busy training for my new position in Jackson, MS and just recently got home from Dallas, Texas (uh… training in Dallas for the position in Jackson) Friday night. Unfortunately there is not much to report in the areas of car shows because I haven’t been to any.
Dad on the other hand has already racked up a Sweet Sixteen (Top 16) out of over 140 cars from the Ole Brooke Cruisers show in Brookhaven, MS with the ’68 GTO and yesterday brought home a Mayor’s Choice from DeRidder, La that had over 190+ cars with the ’57 Thunderbird. So congrats to him!
I’m hoping to get the ’71 Camaro Z28 RS out soon and make a show or two but as of right now I’m concentrating on work so it looks like I may have to miss out on several shows.
I hope to get some pics up from the 2 shows mentioned. I got Dad a good high end camera for Christmas and he has been doing great grabbing digital pics for me so look for updates in Car Show Pics.
As for the ’71 Camaro Z28…I’m still at the mercy of Summit Racing. The Fuel Manifold I ordered for the Dual Quads has been on back order for the past 3 weeks. It should be in soon and I can get the Dual Quads on as well as my Holley Blue Label electric Fuel Pump and Regulator. It seems I have been talking about the Dual Quads for over a year now….wait it has been practically a year! Nothing ever goes smooth for me when Summit is involved.
Well anyway it looks as if things are looking up and that things will be quite busy around here for a while. I’m glad Spring is here!
March 16, 1958
Ford sets new mark
On this day in 1958, the Ford Motor Company produced its 50,000,000th car, a Thunderbird. Ford averaged nearly a million cars each year since the company’s inception. Ford and General Motors (GM) are the largest car manufacturers in the United States. To put their relative sizes in perspective, on this day in 1966, General Motors produced its 100,000,000th car, an Oldsmobile Toronado. GM’s larger production is the result of always having been a conglomeration of automotive companies, while Ford was, for a very long time, a centrally run, vertically administered family business.
I told you guys a little while back that the company that I was working for looked like it was going to be facing some layoffs. Well for about the last month I have been talking with several different companies and sending resumes out and going here and there for interviews.
Well everything came full circle and I ended up staying with my company but in a different position and division of the company. I’m now the Operations Manager for the Jackson, MS. office. I accepted the position yesterday and now head to Dallas, TX for training.
So basically I went from a Field Engineer to a Operations Manager which is a giant leap up the ladder. I’m really looking forward to the challenge and I think I have found the stability that I have been looking for.
I find it ironic that I was facing a layoff, but now have been put in the position to hire people.
Just wanted to also thank everyone for the words of encouragement. I really appreciated it.
Now hopefully I can get back to M3 and give you guys something to read on a daily basis. We have the car show season in full swing now with several shows coming up this month so go check out the Events Calender.