Friday morning found us cruising down the highway headed to Mena, Arkansas for the annual street rod show at Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Zipping along in our automobile brings a smile to my face and it brings smiles to others as well. You would never believe the number of people who pass us on the road smiling, waving and taking our picture. For just a second we touch other's lives and bring them a little happiness. There's a little town we go through on our way to Mena where the school playground is right next to the road. Several times it's been recess when we passed by. As soon as the children spot the old cars and trucks they start smiling and screaming; running to the fence and waving. I always roll down my window and give them a big wave.
On Friday night the streets near the old railroad station are blocked off so we can park together and everyone can wander around and look at the cars.
The shot above and the one below were taken out of a very dirty window on the second floor of an antique shop. While Mr. H looks at cars, I browse the shops. You can see our truck in the photo below. It's the solid red one; a 1940 Ford. That's Mr. H standing right in front of it in the white t-shirt talking to someone about his truck.
Here's a closer look at Old Red, which is what Mr. H calls it. Most of these antique cars and trucks are not restored to their original state, mostly because parts are unavailable and the original engines would not stand up to today's faster speeds. Oh, and we women like our air conditioning! Old Red was originally a work truck and probably only went to town and back. We're only the third owners of the truck which is kind of neat and we have the original title which is really neat. Okay, enough about our truck, now on to the show.
We spend Saturday and Sunday at Queen Wilhelmina State Park which happens to be the second highest mountain peak in Arkansas. Each year I try to find a different theme for my photos. This year I noticed the fascinating reflections. The blue one below is my favorite. I loved the repetition of the reflection in the chrome grill. The bottom two are reflections in chrome bumpers. Yeah, that's my legs in the one on the right, much longer than they are in real life!
Have you ever seen such shine!
Reflection in a headlight.
And lastly, not a reflection but a number for today's August Break prompt.
Don't ask me what kind of car it is, but whatever it is...it's a 1937.
I'm also joining Helen at A Flash of Imagination for her Weekend Walk.
Why don't you drop by and join us?