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Friday, June 30, 2017:  The annual Show and Shine Car Show was held at the Body Works in Baxter, MN. 
Many hundreds showed up to show or look at vintage automobiles.


This one is a 1941 Plymouth, built just before World War Two. 

Paula liked this Ford Mustang from the 1960s.  She had one like this, given by her brother when he entered the service.  It sat on blocks until Paula was old enough to drive.  Unfortunately for Paula, her brother came back from the service early and reclaimed the car.  Better luck next time, Paula!

The Mustang controls were very progressive for the time with a transmission shifter on a center console. 
The speedometer goes to 140 miles per hour.  That is just cruising speed for Lead Foot Paula!

Collectors often sit and gaze at what they have, more than drive them.

This 1934 Oldsmobile is in perfect condition, maybe better than the original.  The speedometer goes up to 110 miles per hour

There is a V-8 under the hood...in beautiful condition.

Collectors take pride spend a lot of time shining their treasures.

Some are even for sale.  They sure turn heads as they go by.

A U. S. Army staff/command car.  It is a 1950 Packard, painted in Army green.  Its owner is in a uniform from that era.
Packard, among other things, produced the famous Merlin engine used on P-51 Mustang planes to help win WWII.   

It drew a lot of attention.  The license plate commemorates D-Day, June 6, 1944, plus 70 years in 2014. 
There is a black-out light on the right and a siren on the left.  The siren is used to clear traffic when an important officer is aboard.

Quote of the day:    Always fun to see old cars.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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