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/URL||Date(s)||Location||Distance (One way)||Travel Time||Comments|
|Romancing the Chrome||4/13/2019||Jarrettsville, MD||73.3||1.5 hr||Over 300 cars|
|Cruisin’ Ocean City||5/16 – 5/19/2019||Ocean City, MD||167||3 hr||Approx. 3000 cars. Lots of cars cruising. As seen on the Lokar Car Show|
|Street Rod Nationals East||5/31 – 6/2/2019||York PA||88.6||1.6 hr||Approx. 3500 cars|
|Liberty Street Rods Rod Run||6/23/2019||Sykesville, MD||28.7||45 m||Over 300 cars|
|Frederick MVA Alzheimer’s Car Show||09/15/2019||Frederick, MD||24.6||32 m||250-350 cars|
|Mobtown Greaseball||09/21/2019||Sparrows Point, MD||56.4||1 hr||400-500 cars. Great name for a show. Looks like plenty of customs and rat rods.|
|Charles Town Car Show||Sep-19||Charles Town, WV||47.6||1 hr||Over 600 cars|
|Ridgely Car Show||09/22/2019||Ridgely, MD||89.7||1.6 hr||Over 800 cars – On My Classic Car TV show|
|Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show||10/19/2019||Rockville MD||11.3||21 m||Over 600 cars|