Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dog Day Afternoon......

















Hi Everybody...
Detroit has a HUGE Summer Event every year called the Woodward Dream Cruise! Hot Rodders and Motorheads cruise up and down the main drag of Motown, and people come out in droves to watch the action. But for people that want similar fun without fighting Mega-Traffic, you ought to check out Flint's Back To The Bricks.
For three fantastic days, Downtown Flint is closed off to thru traffic, and vintage cars park along Saginaw St. for the Flintoids to admire close up.
This event was featured last year on the Speed Channel, and it is growing in popularity. The two old timers standing in ftont of the truck are my friends Barry and Alex. It is ungodly HOT and Humid today, and I'm grilling and smoking a turkey on the Weber. I'm also making Boston Baked Beans from scratch, grilled Yellow Summer Squash, and I'm having sliced tomatoes with sliced Mozorella cheese, drizzled with garlic and fresh basil Olive Oil. I wanted to make the beans in my other grill, but my pan was too big so I'm cooking it in the oven. What an Idiot!! I drove everyone out of the house till they get done.I'll just CRANK up the air, and go down to the family room and watch the PGA by myself...Quietly!!
Pics of the feast of course will be seen tomorrow..
Enjoy the pictures of the relics of a bygone and glorious era....
Peace...!!!

22 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh those cars are just beautiful! The food sounds good too. :)

Pop by my place tomorrow m'dear there will be a little something for you. x

JihadGene said...

Thanks G-Man! Love the old cars and the Milk Wagon.Save some of that yellow squash for me!

Ghost Dansing said...

i really like the old cars....

Mama Zen said...

This sounds like a blast!

S said...

The red and orange cars in the middle actually gave me stirrings.

Thom said...

What a fun time that must be. Great cars and great food...what more could anyone want :) Excellent my friend :)

Cazzie!!! said...

WOW! Man, those cars!! I want the orange one please :)

Fireblossom said...

My older brother taught me what all those different 50s and 60s cars were. I can identify almost any American car from between 1949 and 1969, when I was 14. After that, you're on your own!

Prayer Girl said...

What a blast! You definitely are one for "nostalgia".

I wrote a poem once that I named "HISTORY". I think I'll change it "NOSTALGIA". I posted it once a while ago. Maybe I'll post it again sometime.

Your menu sounds 'out of this world' good.

PG

Lou said...

When is Flint's event? I never heard of it.

Shadow said...

wow, those cars....... stunning!!

lime said...

very groovy old cars and ay ummy sounding menu. sorry i missed dinner!

Monkey Man said...

What a great event (the menu sounded pretty awesome as well). I have a buddy who retored a 64 Ford Fairlane. I can't wait to tell him about this and the event in Flint. Thanks for the pics.

pheromone girl said...

Sweet! I don't know what is cooler... the Stingray or the Corvair!!

Lulda Casadaga said...

this morning(Mon) on the way to work I saw an old fancy roadster go speeding by...your blog cars complete my day! :)

buffalodick said...

Wow! I used to have a 1964 red Covair, white interior, 4- speed Monza! About as fast a VW, it was a lot of fun! We have an Event like that now, on 28th street once a year- getting bigger all the time!

Missy said...

I love the look of a Chevelle (sp)

To think once upon a time, not so long ago such cars would have embarrassed me to be seen in, let alone owning, now though time has a way of changing ones' view of things.

Could be age has mellowed me too. Have a great week Galen

secret agent woman said...

Me, I like little sports cars.

Serena said...

That vintage 'Vette is gorgeous! I'd say a good time was had by all.:)

big Jenn said...

Lovin' some motorheads!jeNN

evalinn said...

U must have loved it there! :-)

the walking man said...

Ain't never gonna be no big block Pontiac 455 no mo, no mo.