Sunday, January 31, 2010

Antique Car Show, Quartzsite, AZ

Today we walked over to the antique car show under the big tent. That's the great thing about where we're's within walking distance to all of the major shows around town!

Anyway, the car show was very impressive...all of the cars were immaculate! We saw old Chevys, Ford trucks, Cadillacs, and even something called 'The Boozerunner'. No joke, this car/van was for sale for $125,000! It was a real beauty and the owner had spent 32 years working on it and it had only 12 miles on it.

My personal favorite was a 1961 bright red Thunderbird...I could easily see myself driving around in that!

We thought we'd seen it all, but after we left the big tent, there were more cars outside. Our favorites were 5 older model cars all pulling teensy period trailers! And all of the owners still used them! I think they all belonged to a club consisting exclusively of these types of trailers.

Next Wednesday we head up to Parker, AZ (about 35 miles from Quartzsite) to watch 'The Best of the Desert' dunebuggy races. It's a 425 mile race through the desert starting on Friday Feb 5 and ending on Saturday Feb 6. Thursday are pre-trials and Sunday are awards. We drove up to Parker on Wednesday to look around and try to reserve an RV site at a campground called the Bluewater RV Park, located right next to the Bluewater Resort and Casino. The casino is where the race ends and where the awards will be presented, so we really wanted to stay somewhere close. We weren't really expecting to get a site there...we were sure it would be completely booked, but we decided to give it a shot anyway. Well, they had ONE spot that was wide enough for our RV, but when we went to look at it, there was someone there who'd been there for the past 7 months and wasn't planning on going anywhere! There was an empty site next to him, but you couldn't fit a pop-up in that space, let alone a 35 ft RV with 2 slides. Sooooo...we went back to the office and after hanging around for at least an hour while people came and went and she searched for sites, she finally said there weren't any. Then all of a sudden, she remembered a lone pull-through site and we grabbed it! On our way out, we stopped at the site and it was perfect for us! Walking distance to the casino and a short drive into the town of Parker where the pre-trials will be held and where the races begin. Phew! Should be a fun-filled five days!

Tomorrow we might take a walk over to the Oasis Bookstore...the owner is a nudist... interesting...:-)

More soon!


janet said...

Please no pics of the bookstore!

Rena and Ed said...

Too late! Read today's blog!

Maria Wegner said...

It's very cool that you got to see so many classic cars. They're quite impressive; together with their owners, the cars manage to withstand the test of time and look as new as the cars of today.

Rena and Ed said...

Maria, it was a lot of fun looking at all of the classic cars and talking to the owners about their passion! We had such an amazing time on this trip...we'll do it again soon!

Thanks for posting!