The Columbus Zoo was sponsoring a car show, which seems a bit strange, but then again they do commercialize a lot of things.
The cars were quite nice, and with the water park and other amusement rides providing interesting backgrounds, it was a good day for a car show. Plus there were animals later.
Harold LeMay made his fortune hauling garbage in Tacoma, Washington, but his passion was cars. At his death he owned a record 3000 cars. Today the collection is split into two separate museums.
The first is housed at a formers boys school with a number of buildings.
The gymnasium make a great setting.
The had cars stacked 3 high in some places.
The second museum was in downtown Tacoma and was more formal.
A Rambler with a Ferrari engine.
On a monthly basis a group gets together at various venues around town to show off their high end cars, while providing pastries and coffee on Saturday mornings. This Saturday it was held near Nationwide Arena, the home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.
Each July there is a car event in Columbus called the ‘Goodguys’, which attracts thousands of classic cars to town. After the event on Saturday many make their way to the Polaris area where they gather in a parking lot for Quaker Steak and Lube.
There was a large collection of (mostly) Harley Davidson motorcycles
Nearly all of the vehicles were extensively customized.
The police were on hand – not to give out tickets – but to rate their burnouts.
In the early 1960s small British car manufacturer AC partnered with famed automotive genius Carroll Shelby to build the Cobra. This fabulous 2 seater has remained to this day one of the best examples of a sports car ever built.
A series of events over the years has lead to a large ‘replica’ market. We caught up with the Cobra Club at a truck stop near an interstate west of Columbus as they prepared to parade into the small town of London. With nearly 100 Cobra’s it was impossible for me to find the replica’s from the originals. Either way it was an impressive site, these spectacular sports cars gathered amongst the trucks.
Cars were from all over the U.S. and Canada.
A Daytona – original or replica???
The parade awaits…
They are off…
Some proud Canadians…
An unusual site for those not expecting it, these classic cars sailing across the Ohio soybean and cornfields.
As part of the weekend long ‘Eyes on Design’ car show the Lingenfelter Collection had an open house. Owned by Ken Lingenfelter, who runs a business that specializes in engineering high performance automobile modifications.
The collection included a number of Ferrari’s, a Bugatti, and numerous Corvettes. It was held in their garage in an industrial park in far suburban Detroit.
The 40th annual Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance was held at picturesque Ault Park on a hot Sunday. This show features a number of invitation only automobiles in a great setting, the gardens of the premier park in Cincinnati.