A summer car show under unpredictable skies in downtown Media

Now that warm weather is finally here again, car enthusiast events are coming up soon and I’m looking forward to taking in the sights of cool rides. One that I went to last year was at Delaware Park Casino and the forecast kept calling for rain. But it held off long enough or shifted slightly in direction and allowed for a cloudy, yet enjoyable day.

It looked to be no different for this car show in downtown Media, Pa., held in mid-July with a large crowd roaming among classic and new hot rods. For most of the day, it was fairly nice out and I was able to snap numerous photos of a favorite subject. Even though this was nearly a year ago, the weather made the day extra memorable. So, here are many stand-out cars from that event.

A ’50s favorite.

Classic all-American muscle by Chevy.

Pop culture and presidential history.

These look straight out of the “Fast and Furious” movies.

Cool retro wheels all lined up.

Car shows always have something interesting among the display; this skeleton was hangin’ out on an old truck’s engine.

Marilyn and Elvis.

I love the red racing stripes on black!

Eye-catching red Corvettes.

Even that skeleton is checking out the cool cars cruisin’ through town.

A ’69 Camaro; this and the ’67 and ’68 models are always my favorites.

’50s flame detail taking the town back in time.

Getting around via two different types of retro rides.

There’s always at least one particularly unusual car at these shows; in this case, the green custom model.

When it comes to sports cars, the Chevy Camaro is tops for me; but the Mustang is my favorite Ford vehicle.

A ’68 Camaro in a unique copper.

A ’67 Camaro with a huge engine; someone’s young son got to sit in the driver’s seat for a few moments and you could tell he thought it was awesome!

This and several other Corvettes lined up together were built for racing.

Impressive lightning detail!

And a foreboding reflection of the sky.

Here comes the rain! I think that Camaro is an early ’80s model.

Rain fell in little spritzes at first, then steadily heavier, sending car owners into a rush to protect their vehicles. Windows and convertible tops up, engine hoods down. Someone had difficulty cranking the windows up for a few moments as the rain intensified into a downpour. By then, I snapped a couple hundred or more photos. So I slowly headed back to my car, taking shelter under business awnings and managing to capture a few rain-splattered images along the way.

A lifted pick-up truck quickly covered.

A few more classic Camaro shots as the rain fell, including the green one with its engine under a tarp.

Shelby Cobra.

Cool flame duo.

Tail fins. I love the added touch of an old suitcase, covered with classic travel stickers, in this car. Anyone up for a rainy road trip?

It probably won’t be too long before the next lineup of cars draws a crowd of admirers along several streets in town.

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at http://cdwyerfilminspired.wordpress.com - and my literary blog at http://cdwyerbookishgrad.wordpress.com
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