Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Das Awscht Fescht 2014

Like a kid at Christmas, I look forward to this weekend!  I absolutely love this car show.  This is one of the largest on the East Coast.  This year, unfortunately, turnout wasn't all that good.  The weather is usually iffy and this year was no exception.  I think the threat of bad weather played a role this year, even though we got no real rain.  I did manage to see some cars.  On to the pix!

There's always Camaros!

 I could see myself driving this one every day!
This drop-top was sweet!
 An old Renult Caravelle.
 Looks like the car from 'Goodfellas'.
I'm a sucker for Oldsmobiles!

 I had one of these when I was a kid!
 Who would have thunk it?
 An old World War I ordinance truck.
 This Caddy was a thing of beauty!
Hey, this week is shark week.
 The Batmobile was based on this car.
 Love the DeSoto.

 And some for the Motorcycle guys.

 Another DeSoto.
 The wild life.  A "Screamin' Chicken"!

A short vid of some old Oaklands.

Some of the cars bugging out.



Saturday, August 2, 2014

August means car shows!

It's that time of year for the car shows!  Unfortunately it means the beginning of the end of summer.  This weekend is the annual Das Awscht Fescht in Macungie Pa.  They have been holding this event since 1963.  I'm stoked!  I look forward to this weekend every year.  Got the camera gear ready.  Little video camera is ready.  Ready to head out to the show!  Here's some pix form last year's show.  Last year was the 50th anniversary of the Das Awscht Fescht.

Hood ornaments.

 Hopefully the weather is better than last year!
 Had to take this shot for my little sis!  She has a '79 Mark V.
 Of course, the '60's.
 Nice ass and big glass!
 This car sounded mean as hell!
 Tail fins!
 Easily 6 figures!


 Not all Judges are orange!
  A couple vids from last year.  Nothing spectacular, just some of the cars bugging out at the end of the first day.

Stay tuned!



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gunmaker's fair at Dixon's Muzzleloading shop in Kempton Pa.

My Dad has been into muzzleloading shooting and hunting since the '70's.  I've been into it since I started hunting way back in 1980.  Over the years we've been going to Dixon's shop for supplies and black powder gear.  They have been putting on a gunmaker's fair for a few years now.  This is the first time we've gotten out there for it.  It was a pretty cool thing.  They had displays of all sorts of antique firearms, supplies, knives and all sorts of other stuff.  They had a blacksmith there and we even got to see them making and rifiling black powder barrels.  Really interesting stuff.

I even played around with some video for the first time.  Here's a couple short vids loading and firing a reproduction 19th century cannon.