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Cruisin' Cary - July

 With a "name" like Pony Girl you can imagine I was not at all disappointed when I rolled into downtown Cary last night for the Cruisin' Cary show and discovered that it was Mustang/Cobra night.  There were terrific 1st through 5th gen. Mustangs lining Main Street.  I was partial to the "Eleanor" in attendance but, I would never play favorites.  Not to worry my friends, there were many non-Ford rides as well and you can see them in the Cruisin' Cary slideshow.  

A quick hi to Curt (Mr. Hemi-T), it was great to finally meet you and thanks for all the ideas.  Good luck with the Mooseheart Show.  It sounds like it's going to be a great show benefitting an even greater cause.  FYI here's the info on the  "Crazy-T's"  show In August, if you are in the area check it out.  

'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

 

The "Little" Show That Could!

Car Fun on 21 is the name of the show.  It happens the 3rd Wednesday of the month, it's a relative newcomer to the scene but it's an event that's gaining momentum and most definitely worth seeking out.  The show is put on by MainStreet Libertyville, a non-profit, volunteer based association that, in addition to Car Fun on 21, organizes over 50 events engineered to bring people to this charming downtown area.  With "Car Fun" the folks at MainStreet Libertyville sure have all the right ingredients for the perfect show.  The great setting of historic downtown Libertyville, plenty of space to park, live entertainment and good food to boot; like sandwiches from the Sub Depot, frozen Custard from Culver's of Libertyville - who incidentally is hosting their own cruise night next Wednesday and even free samples from Lovin' Oven Cakery.  If that doesn't suit you there are several other fantastic dining options up and down Milwaukee Ave.  

I know more cars less food but I was hungry and there was so much to choose from!  OK back to the rides; in a word- great!  There was a  first for me at this show; a Stanley Steamer Car.  Good thing the brakes work because I first saw it as it was hot on my heels, literally!  That's one stealthy ride.  Mike Roach brought out his 1914 Stanley Wednesday night and it was quite the crowd pleaser.  He was more than happy to give a quick lesson on the car and it's mechanics and answer the many questions from the admirers.  You can check out Mike's Stanley and the rest this "fun" event in the slideshow Car Fun on 21.  For more info about this show and to find out about the other great events MainStreet Libertyville puts on visit Mainstreet Libertyville online.   And for event info for the Culver's Cruise Night e-mail chris@culvers.biz.  

'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

 

Drive Back in Time

It was bumper to bumper at Gus's Drive-In on Saturday.  Literally!  Classics, customs, and American muscle were nose to tail in the parking lot of this 50's style drive-in in East Troy Wisconsin.  Gus's is the place to be on Saturday nights; a great car show, cool tunes and rounding out this good time trifecta, fabulous classic drive-in food.  Does it get any better than classic cars and frozen custard, I think not.  It was straight out of American Graffiti, sitting at a picnic table enjoying a cone surrounded by amazing classic rides, it doesn't get any better!      

Take at look at my evening at Gus's in Gus's Drive-In July .  It really was a drive back in time and this Pony Girl throughly enjoyed herself!  I urge you to take the quick trip (from the Chicago/Milwaukee area that is) and enjoy this South Eastern Wisconsin hot spot.  For more info about the cruise night or to find out what the flavor of the day is visit Gus's Drive-In.com .

'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Park on Park - July

The Park on Park July show was fantastic.  Downtown Mundelein was filled with nearly 500 cars - 500!  There are National shows that would do just about anything to get a turnout like the showing they had in Mundelein on Wednesday.  Mr. Christie and company have found the right equation to create a successful monthly cruise night - 10 years and going strong!  The only thing they are going to have to do is work with the village of Mundelein and get them to expand their downtown area to make room for more parking!  In addition to having such a loyal following and successful shows the folks at Park on Park find themselves in a unique position regarding their impressive sponsor list.  How fortunate for them that there are several world class builders in the immediate Mundelein area willing to help sponsor these events.  One such sponsor; The Roadster Shop, brought quite an impressive and "well decorated" display with them this month.  Not only did they have gorgeous examples of their recent work, ( a Surburban the likes of which you've never seen) they had the  winner of the GoodGuys 2009 Street Machine of the year (the Black 'Vette), and hot from Columbus, Ohio and the GoodGuys Nationals they had the runners up from both the Street Rod and Street Machine of the year categories.  These guys turn out some of the hottest rides out there and all the folks that attended Park on Park on Wednesday had no idea they were in store for a world class display of automotive genius.  Thank you Roadster Shop for bringing out the big guns and letting us get up close and personal.  What a thrill!  Have a quick look at the goods!

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There was so much going on I had to put together 2 slideshows.  You can relive this awesome night at Park on Park in the slideshows Park on Park July and Park on Park July II.  Enjoy!  You still have 2 opportunities to see this great show for yourself.  It's the second Wednesday of the month; August 11th and September 8th.  For more info check out ParkonPark.com.

"Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Short But Sweet

 The 13th GoodGuys Nationals sure ended in style.  The winners corrals were outstanding - it's a good thing GoodGuys does the choosing because there's no way I could pick from the thousands of fantastic rides that were in Columbus this weekend.  GoodGuys Nationals is traditionally the show where builders come to compete for top honors and today we saw 20 winners of the Trendsetter Builder's Choice Award.  Creativity, innovative design with just a little horsepower was the name of the game with this group.

Well, today is a day for word conservation - three solid days of hot rodding action has left this Pony Girl out of gas.  So, sit back and enjoy a look at the Trendsetter Builder's Choice Award recipients and stay tuned for much, much more from this fantastic weekend.  And Darlene - don't worry, you'll see that gorgeous Right on Resto winner of yours soon! ( and have a safe trip back to West Virginia)

'Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

 

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