Friday, June 27, 2014

The Classic

I will have to start off with …….. I’m going to eat my words.  I wasn’t very optimistic with the change of date and venue for this year’s ClassicS. Lots of rumors were up in the air about the Greatest Show on Earth. To my surprise, this event turned out to be a different and good ClassicS experience for myself.

I arrived at the Orange Country Fair Grounds at 9:00 am and it was packed! I was informed of not being able to get in and would have to park outside in the general parking area. YIKES! Being an OCTO member, one of the guys at the gate allowed me in and guided me through the sold out event to my parking spot. I got a really awesome spot. Probably the perfect spot from what I saw afterwards. As many people were complaining of the disorganization and the long waits to get in, I could not complain as I didn’t have to go through that. It seemed like it was a free for all, as far as the parking goes. But this is the first time at this venue, so I will cut them some slack. Let’s see what happens next year?

Anyhoot, as I parked my 1963 Beetle (which by the way ………. It’s for sale), I was approached by several friends. I couldn’t leave my ride for at least 30 minutes as everyone I knew was there!  I also spent some time with the C.R.A.S.H UNIT and the 80’s LA crew. Several clubs scattered throughout the venue, flying their colors and displaying their rides. Also on hand were TONS of rides which made their debut. This show is known for this and did not let us down. Beautiful rides where scattered throughout the venue as well. So many made their debut I could not count them all. Lots of new and unfamiliar rides were showcasing.

In the end, I had a good time. But then, I don’t go to these shows seeking trophies and who has what. For me these are gatherings for enthusiast who share the same interest, VW’s.  I also get to hangout with old and new friends. Hopefully come next year, the organizers of the Greatest Show on Earth place a happy face on all the participants and spectators as well.

BTW – this years after ClassicS fiesta at Charlie Hamil’s house was the best one yet!  Only 6 people on hand and IN-N-OUT burgers. That about sums it up.

 

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Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!

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