Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Route 66 Rendezvous

It was a hot, humid weekend in the Inland Empire.  Temperatures are staying in the 100s all this week as well.

So, last Saturday, we left early in the morning to go over to San Bernardino (just 10 minutes away) for the annual Route 66 Rendezvous.  This weekend event is host to classic cars and any Corvettes as well.  There are Model Ts and '57 Chevys and '42 Willys Jeep in addition to '63 Ford Galaxies and such.  It is a walk down memory lane for many of us.  All cars entered have to be at least 25 years old and in running condition, naturally.

We looked at cars that we dreamed of owning, like a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray.  We looked at cars we thought were ugly, like a '62 Rambler.  We looked at cars that our parents had bought and that we rode in for long trips on vacation, like a '56 Chevy station wagon.

There was a huge section of the city blocked off so the cars could make their rounds and the crowds could see them pass by.  When they parked in designated areas, we could look under the hoods and admire the paint jobs and talk to owners.

We left around noon as it was beginning to warm up quickly.  My favorite part has always been the concession stands with the kettle corn and bratwursts and funnel cakes.  We did not stop this time for the treats and food.  Oh well, maybe next year!

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