Friday, August 10, 2012

(Photos) Morton Grove Classic Car Show 8/10/12

The weather cooperated this evening--no rain--so biweekly the Morton Grove Classic Car Show was off to the races tonight at Prairie View Plaza.


Can a new car be a classic? When it's a Lamborghini it's possible. Easily the most popular vehicle at the show, this is a 2012 Aventador.


On the other end of the sticker price gauge is this 1978 Honda Civic. This vehicle utilizes the groundbreaking CVCC engine. It met the then-tough 1970s EPA emissions standards--without a catalytic converter.


Parked next to the Honda was a 1969 Toyota Corona.


It's hard to have a classic car show with a Ford Mustang. This is a 1968 model.


This top-of-the line 1972 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL is one of only 2,533 that were produced.


A former client of mine is the proud owner of this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. Behind this stately automobile is a '57 Bel Air.


Another Chevy--a 1968 Chevelle.


Notice the Polish flag flying from this car. It's a 1960 Mikrus MR-300 that was manufactured in Poland. It uses a two-stroke engine, which the earliest models of the Volkswagen Beetle also utilized.

This was the smallest automobile at tonight's show.


What do you know--another 1968 car. This one is a Pontiac GTO.


A 1970 Buick Riviera--a two door. It takes a fair amount of strength to completely close these doors.


Just as with Mustangs, it's not really a car show without a Chevy Corvette. This one is a 1969 model.


Here's a statement-making vehicle--a 1956 Packard Executive.


When I was a kid, I thought the Plymouth Roadrunner was a cool automobile--because the Warner Brothers' Roadrunner character was used to advertise this muscle car. It's still a cool vehicle to me. This is the 1970 version.


We'll end with a couple of Fords, first a 1966 Thunderbird.


And then a 1976 Ranger pick up.

Earlier post:

(Photos) Morton Grove Classic Car Show 7/27/12

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