the little car show

This is Monterey Car Week, something I hadn’t heard of until a few days ago. There are car auctions, rallies, races, film and arts festivals, fancy dinners and events all over Monterey, PG and Carmel. Most have d’ in the name, as in Concours d’LeMons Monterey, Crash d’Concours, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, etc. (the d’ = $$$). A free event, the Little Car Show, was held in downtown PG. We strolled over to check it out. It gave me the chance to test out my new camera and also visit my dream car for the past 30 years (Karmann Ghia).

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we crested the hill and saw all these people milling around downtown – from a distance it looked like the zombie apocalypse (but that’s what I say about any large gathering of people) (I both fear and welcome the eventual/inevitable zombie apocalypse)
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Peel Trident (“the terrestrial flying saucer”)
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Peel Trident, pod open
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BMW Isetta
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Datsun – for sale $9,900
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Austin Healy Sprite (looks so happy)
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1959 Morris Mini
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loved this little green machine (notice the tree reflection)
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this was one of my favorite cars – it reminded my of my favorite Crayola color when I was a kid (periwinkle) (I think part of the reason I liked the color is because the name is so great) (it sounds both cheerful and maybe a little nasty)
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Alpha Romeo Spider
this dude has it under control
this dude has it all under control
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I love living near the water and seeing mountains in the background
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Ferrari, driven by retired sheriff
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Citroen van
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nice little camper – the two seats up front looked like lawn chairs that had been somewhat secured to the floorboard
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someday, my sweet little KG, someday
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I could totally afford one of these at 1973 prices
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four little dogs (at the little car show) being walked by the same person – what could go wrong?
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one of George’s Birds (George and his birds are on Fisherman’s Wharf every weekend posing for pictures with tourists)
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what’s up, bitch?
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this Pinto lives a few blocks from downtown – if I owned it, I totally would have taken it to the Little Car Show

 

One Reply to “the little car show”

  1. Citroen Van is the shiznit. I think they only have like 40 horsepower. Of course if the seat is a lawn chair no need to go fast nor any want.

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