This is going to be mostly an-off topic post, but there is one card down in the post!
You may remember from my post last September when I returned to Lake George, I love going to car shows...to be honest, I love old cars and car shows even more than I love cards. But my health causes me to miss almost all of them. Yesterday, I surprised myself by being able to get to a car show I thought was lost to me forever. The Goodguys East Coast Nationals has been held at Rhinebeck for a long time...this was the 25th Anniversary of the show but not all have been held at Rhinebeck. My earliest photos of the show are from 1997. I was there before then, I think as well, and for a while in the late 2000s I would go all three days as my model club ran the model show there. But once they moved it to June, from September, even though I would go it was really really bad for me healthwise. I couldn't go anymore after 2010, and for a couple of years they moved it to Massachusetts and I wasn't able to go to them either. In June in the Hudson Valley it's usually high 90s and humid, which causes me an immense amount of trouble. This year has been far cooler than normal- last week we actually had to wear jackets to go out as it got into the 40s at night- but it's been cool. The heat is here now- as I type this on Sunday afternoon it's 88 and humid. I could not do the show today. I could, but I would be really sick from it. Yesterday, it was supposed to get up to 84- about 9 degrees more than I can usually stand. It ended up getting to 89, but I was able to do the show anyway! I decided to risk it and though it got hotter than expected, there was a nice breeze and plenty of shade I could hide in for a while. I was able to do almost all of it, which surprised me the most. I covered parts of the show that I know have been there all these years, but never walked on foot before. The only time I ever saw them was the year I rented a power scooter, and I might have yesterday had they not been $70 for the day.
I'm in a bit of rough shape today and I expected that...but it was so worth it. I am probably not going to be able to walk well for a while, and I need help to get up off the couch for example. But I don't care. I actually got to enjoy a day yesterday, and I don't regret it.
Now, some highlights from the show:
One cool thing about this show is the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is just a few miles north and there are usually bi-planes flying overhead most of the day. This was actually the second photo I took on the day!
I have all 430+ photos I took, plus the pictures my brother took, on my website HERE. They are still uploading as I publish this, though.
This was my only purchase on the day, from 1967.
And now, the promised card: When we arrived home, waiting for me was a rare Ebay win. I don't go on ebay too often, because I don't want to spend all kinds of money that I should be using on something more important, but I saw this one...somehow...and bid on it. I was, amazingly, the only bidder and got it for the opening $5 bid.
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