Winter Projects 2018-2019

Another show season is over. I attended far fewer shows this past season, mainly due to the wet and rainy weather. I did get to spend some time at the shows I did attend with my good friend Randy. We have a lot of common interests, so we never seem to run out of things to talk about. Other than cars, we also share interests in ham radio and photography. Randy is usually building something and I always like to hear about what his next project might be.

This winter I hope to be able to tackle some nagging issues on the car. I feel that most of the door locks/handles and window mechanisms could use some more fine tuning adjustments. They all work, but not as consistently as I would like. The driver’s side seat back could fit a bit better. The gas gauge is pretty inaccurate due to the replacement sending unit. I want to install a coolant overflow, even though the car never came with one. And finally I may choose to install a subwoofer. But I haven’t completely made up my mind on that upgrade yet. It just might be convenient to do it at the same time I take apart the interior for the other upgrades.

Everything I mentioned above is optional and I may or may not have the time and motivation to complete the jobs. As of now I already have the coolant overflow and gas gauge calibration parts on hand, so I hope to at least complete those two jobs. How much else I get accomplished will depend on the weather, my mood, and my health.

As far as car shows next season goes, I plan to attend some of the larger shows that I may have considered too far away in the past. I probably won’t make it to all of them, but here’s my tentative list so far. Some of the dates haven’t been set yet, so I plan to update this list as more information becomes available.

Name/URLDate(s)LocationDistance (One way)Travel TimeComments
Romancing the Chrome4/13/2019Jarrettsville, MD73.31.5 hrOver 300 cars
Cruisin’ Ocean City5/16 – 5/19/2019Ocean City, MD1673 hrApprox. 3000 cars. Lots of cars cruising.  As seen on the Lokar Car Show
Street Rod Nationals East5/31 – 6/2/2019York PA88.61.6 hrApprox. 3500 cars
Liberty Street Rods Rod Run6/23/2019Sykesville, MD28.745 mOver 300 cars
Frederick MVA Alzheimer’s Car Show09/15/2019Frederick, MD24.632 m250-350 cars
Mobtown Greaseball09/21/2019Sparrows Point, MD56.41 hr400-500 cars.  Great name for a show. Looks like plenty of customs and rat rods.
Charles Town Car ShowSep-19Charles Town, WV47.61 hrOver 600 cars
Ridgely Car Show09/22/2019Ridgely, MD89.71.6 hrOver 800 cars – On My Classic Car TV show
Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show10/19/2019Rockville MD11.321 mOver 600 cars