Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bob's Big Boy VINTAGE CARS Concourse

Above, my better half Mr. Twister and I go a-photoing at a
classic cars concourse at Bob's Big Boy, Burbank. The retro-burgerhaus built in 1949 (paleolithically ancient for L.A.) celebrates oldskool Southern California car culture with Vintage Vehicle Night every single Friday late afternoon/early evening of the year in the popular restaurant's ample parking lot. 'Not to be sniffed at: celebrated talk show host/local car collector Jay Leno frequents this weekly event every so oft.

Themes can be extreme...
...but the cars are restored beautifully.
Many are for sale there.

Above, automotive expert Twister espies a '50s Mercedes coup, but is more intent on selling his own recently inherited 1965 one-owner (his mother!) "Honey Gold" Mustang that we drove there as seen below. (Interested parties can contact me.)
Below left, looky-loos went way beyond kicking its tires, while
I, uncharacteristic for a Southern Californian, sun-protection fanatic that I am, admired the visor on this woodie (slang appellation of the
surf music-celebrated, wood-paneled station wagons that were built the U.S. from the '30s to the 'late '50s,)
seen below right.

Tattooed young ladies in lowered vehicle make new friends above, as does the motorcycle club, below.
Non-SoCal residents and green uber-extremists might not associate oldskool car collecting/restoring as the wholesome activity it remains (besides tuning so-called "gross polluters" into great working vehicles again.) Below, we met Jon Nikas and his '53 Austin Healey restored for one purpose, to draw awareness to worthy cause Drive Away Cancer. You can read the story of its history, purpose and charitable good deeds herein: LINK .
Back home after car show, handsome and healthy! Car may be sold, cross your fingers...

P.S. rest in peace Carroll Shelby, January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012, so important to the automotive world of design and innovation.

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