As luck would have it, I ended up with the weekend right after my birthday off. I knew on Sunday I would be autocrossing and Saturday morning would be spent in the company of Porsches, but what would I do the rest of the day Saturday?
Turns out that it was the Car d’Lane pre-1972 car show in Coeur d’Alene, and I figured it’d be perfect to add some more old American steel to the blog. (After all, I do love my old cars!!)
It was a tiny show, either, it was huge! Despite the clouds and the rain and the chilly wind, there was a ton to see and do and I didn’t manage to get to it all. (I skipped the swap meet, sadly.)
I knew right away that I couldn’t get photos of everything, and decided to just take pictures of the cars I was really attracted to. Which was enough of a challenge in itself — my 50mm prime lens, close quarters and a ton of people everywhere.
So I apologize in advance for some of these shots, they aren’t the best but I wanted to share some of my favorite cars!
First to get my attention was this beautiful Boss 302 Mustang. Born and bred race car, and race she did in just about everything! From drag racing to SCCA racing, she did it all.
Almost ironically, this tiny little Civic was parked next to the Boss 302 Mustang. What a little cutie! And look at those itty bitty wheels and tires!! I believe she was the only Japanese car in the entire show, not surprising though really.
Next up was this beautiful 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Mustang.
Then there was this gorgeous E-Type Jaguar, hiding this engine under her bonnet.
I loved the old school driving gloves on the center console in the E-Type Jaguar. It was the perfect touch with the gorgeous wood steering wheel. (I actually have a similar pair of driving gloves myself!)
I'm not a huge fan of Rat Rods normally, but I totally loved this one!
Everything about this car just worked, and I loved the pin-striping on the flat black paint.
A red Mustang Mach 1 with an interesting choice of license plate.
This beautiful 1969 Camaro SS was bought and is still owned by the same guy. I can't imagine keeping a car for that long, but I bet he's glad he did!
Another Camaro SS, though from a different set of years and in a nice creme color.
A Factory Five built Shelby Cobra. What got my attention was the shade of blue used -- Very different from most Cobras I've seen!
Another Mustang Mach 1. With all the special edition Mustangs there, the regular ones didn't stand a chance of appealing to me that day.
I really liked the dark teal color on this Challenger.
Last, but not least, there was this nice V8 that was stuffed into one of the auction cars...
The V8 belonged to this Factory Five built Shelby Daytona Coupe! Definitely a beautiful car in person, and one of my all-time favorites. I really want my own someday... (Yeah, that was the husband's idea, but he's got me on board completely now!!)