Every Thursday night throughout the summer Heritage Village and Car Museum in Essex has cruise night, with dinner available at the Diner. Last night, Thursday July 12, we headed out for a nice evening of food and cars. Seeing lots of familiar faces, it was good to catch up with friends and family from the local area. We drove our 1967 Pick Up, with a For Sale sign in the window, and parked beside my grandparents 1968 Buick Wildcat. The Wildcat is my grandpa's pride and joy, a survivor car that is almost all original, even the paint. He says that sometime this summer, he may even let me drive it! We had lots of fun, and a great meal prepared for us by the Diner. It was a great event to break the lull between swap meets, as the next one isn't until Bothwell on August 10 & 11. All in all it was a great night and I can't wait to do it again, maybe next week?
Last weekend we headed out to Grand Bend Motorplex for their nostalgia drag racing. I was so excited, it has been a long winter waiting to go back to the strip. Three of us hopped into our 1967 Chevy Pickup and took off for Grand Bend, making a couple of stops along the way to see some customers. Arriving at the track just before 12, the smell of racing fuel and burning rubber filled the air. Even though it started out really hot, a nice breeze picked up, giving the cars a tailwind, and allowing them to go even faster, as well as giving the spectators a chance to cool down. The racing was good with lots of fast and cool cars. I can't wait until my 1968 Chevy II Nova is finished so that I can drive down the strip, and not just have to sit in the stands. It was great to see some familiar faces and I can't wait to go back again. Hopefully this was the first of many trips to the track this summer.
Holley is 24 years old and has been around Cars her entire life. She is a big help to the business and does a lot of the computer work. She wishes she had more time for the fun things in life, like working on her nova, but work seems to take too much time.