A friendly encounter on the road and a quick car show stop

My best friend and I met up in the King of Prussia area for lunch and some shopping on the first sunday of the month. It’s a long drive for me and I was running late, hoping that nothing else on the road would be cause for any stress. Dealing with a tail-gaiter always bothers me, since it happens even if I’m going a little over the speed limit or if I can’t go any faster while behind a slow driver. In the latter case, I don’t want to ride too close. Yet no aggressive drivers were anywhere near me that day.

In fact, I had a friendly encounter instead. As I got closer to my best friend’s area, a guy in a Camaro similar to mine was coming from
the opposite direction. He flashed the peace sign at me out his window, so I held up the peace sign back to him. My BFF and I joked
that it was Camaro flirting.

Hanging out with my friend was unusually short that day and back in my area a car show was being held at a saloon. I was unsure of the exact timeframe of the event, but figured I missed it. Then I decided to make a left turn toward the site and didn’t see anything at first. I turned around in a shopping center to cross an intersection and beyond that, spotted a group of motorcycles, cool cars and a crowd of people. So, I entered that lot, parked among vehicles registered for display; nobody minded about it. Just as I was struggling to straighten my park job, extra cautious next to a classic muscle car and some people standing to the other side, it started raining. A slight drizzle
gradually got heavier and that brought the car show to a close only moments later. So, I was there long enough to hear some awards won and to take five photos. But among those I took photos of, one surprised me and for that reason was my favorite for my short time there. I had
walked up a small grassy hill and past this awesome Dodge Challenger on its passenger side and turned around to see…

Usually, a classic Camaro is my favorite among cool wheels on display. But even after seeing so many Challengers around, I never saw one with a “Fast and Furious” reference. Maybe I’ll see a blue Yenko Camaro exactly like what was used in the boat jump stunt from “2 Fast 2 Furious.” One of the two Camaros I saw at this car show was unlike others I’d seen, due to its color combo.

This 50’s pick-up truck was the only car of its decade at the event and won an award in the category of its time period. I always love the
flame detail on classic rides.

I’ve seen these three at different events before; classic Camaro, Firebird and a patriotic antique done up as a hotrod.

After that photo, the rain was just too much and I had to put my phone away. So, now I’m looking forward to whatever car show is coming up next.

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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