All week beforehand, the weather forecast was calling for rain and / or storms, but it turned out to be a nice day. Especially for the hundreds of awesome cars ready for enthusiasts to admire while strolling around in the casino’s rear lot. So many to see, where to start? I just roamed lane to lane in no organized direction, walking up to whatever cool car caught my eye.
This is what grabbed my attention first; the 1960’s television series Batmobile. I had seen it before as it headed out along the main driveway from a previous car show here, yet was unable to get a photo at the time. Finally seeing it up-close as the plain-clothes driver got out, an elderly man sitting nearby said to me, “He forgot to wear his Batman costume!”
Gotham’s crusader wasn’t the only one represented at this particular Beers & Gears; Dracula had a set of wheels as well. And a creepy clown sighting gave me a scare when I noticed it in the background of one photo. It was only a doll, kicking back in a unique iridescent Ford Mustang. A can of the beverage Monster sat on the front end, appropriately.
Not far from where the Batmobile was parked, a hotrod was rumbling behind me. I turned to see a slick black classic Camaro a lane or two away and as other admirers ventured closer for a better look at this muscle car, I joined them.
A Chevy going back to the ’50s drive-in culture had some desserts balanced on its door to take fans of classic rides to those days. I always wished there were still a lot of drive-ins across the country. The closest one to me now is probably the Delsea in New Jersey. But I would’ve loved to go check out a movie retro-style if there had been such a theater near my high school when I was a teen. Of course, cruising to it with friends in my dad’s ’67 Camaro, similar to the one driven past me in the second photo below.
Dodge Challenger was again another favorite and well-represented at Delaware Park. Spotting this one, I couldn’t help but think, Where’s Dom? If I bought this popular and powerful Dodge model, I’d go with black; I also love the racy red.
Just like the Camaros, Mustangs and Challengers, I love those red Corvettes; this is looking super fast and flashy!
Taking a peek inside of a ’69 Camaro in an eye-catching shade of blue and several cars down, a recent model with black racing stripes over shiny red. Owning either of these – ride goals!
Antiques from both Ford and Chevy; the latter dubbed a street rod within the stripes of its patriotic detailing.
Sometimes, it’s the unusual details that I love about the classics at car shows. This one kind of reminded me of The Terminator!
I noticed a flier in the window of a classic Camaro, advertising another car show, but missed it. However, I had been to that particular event several years back. It was almost all Camaros and I even took a silver convertible for a test drive in a nearby parking lot. Black racing stripes complimented the paintwork and with less effort, this Camaro was faster than my 2000!
Given the popularity of the Dodge Challenger, I’m expecting a car show dedicated to old and new models. They are so cool!
I still have a lot more photos from this mid-May event; I’m saving those for a follow-up blog post on the cool rides at Delaware Park. There’s always so many favorites here! If you love cars and have never been to Beers & Gears, definitely check it out.