Robesonia Car Show

Car tales attended the 2018 Robesonia Car Show sponsored by the local Lion’s Club. About 200 classic, antique, street rods, and other vehicles participated on this hot, sunny day.

Upon entering the show field, Harold and I saw the coolest of the cool, the show stopper of today’s event, in the first row we perused: a 1969 Ford pickup and a matching vintage camper, equipped with a juke box and malt shop decor.

To top it off, both were equipped with air ride systems and were presented in a ground-hugging posture. This was definitely my “People’s Choice” for best of show.

1969 Ford Low Rider pickup.

1969 Ford Low Rider pickup.

Low Rider camper.

Low Rider camper.

The show included the usual participants: Lots of Camaros and Corvettes, '55 to '57 Chevies and Fords, Chevelles, and Mustangs.

But I am attracted to the less common cars. A 1968 Dodge Polara, 2 door hardtop in pristine condition, was one of my favorites. The 1954 Hudson Jet, one of America’s early compact cars, with its unusual interior, was truly a rarity.

But the rarest vehicle today had to be the 1929 Willys Overland Whippett, 1.5-ton dump truck, restored to showroom condition with period equipment and paint.

1954 Hudson Jet

1954 Hudson Jet

1929 Whippet Overland 1.5-ton dump truck.

1929 Whippet Overland 1.5-ton dump truck.

We topped off our visit to Robesonia with a trip to the “Beef Pit” for a sandwich with a heaping pile of beef, a generous helping of fried onions, and topped off with Ken’s Cannonball Barbecue Sauce. My favorite sandwich in the world, at one of the few places the “Beef Pit” sets up…….LUCKY ME!!!