Grey Eagle – July 29th

Yesterday was supposed to be the weekly Cars and Coffee but Calgary was hit with a major storm so that didn’t happen. It was hailing in areas and heavy rain was even causing some roads to flood. I was lucky and was able to make it from my work to my house during a slight break in the weather so the Focus sustained no damage. I was definitely nervous taking the car through the storm with one of the biggest shows of the year so close but everything went okay.

On that note – This may be my last post before Sunday School 2015, as with just 4 days until the show it’s now crunch time to get everything ready. I have accepted what will probably be my last order of decals for the show and the Focus is more or less set, short of a detail. Some parts I’m waiting on unfortunately won’t be here in time to be fitted for Sunday, but Quarry Park and Polish is coming up so I’m expecting/hoping to have them installed for that instead. It’ll be nice to see the Focus change a little more before the end of the season.

As I have mentioned before there are 25 vehicles planning to attend as part of ThreeTwenty’s group on Sunday and I’m purposely going to keep the list a secret until the show. Some cars will be expected but there are some which surprised even me, because I didn’t expect to get such a variety. To see the support from everyone who volunteered to join the group is incredible – I had initially set my limit at 20 because I didn’t want too big of a group but I had to raise that to 25 with the number of people who wanted to come with. In contrast, the first year I attended (2012), the “group” was Derrick and myself with three cars – his Camaro, and my Focus and Grand Prix. It has grown a little bit…

Moving on to today’s post now, as promised I have some photos from last week’s Grey Eagle. Enjoy!

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Seeing Dustin’s R/C car reminded me that I have a Focus shell for my own car (which Shane kindly brought back from Edmonton for me) that is still in the packaging. I should grab some paint and open it up.

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I don’t believe this bus stuck around for long so I’m glad I got a shot of it at the start.

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Not far from the little bus was the appropriately named Goliath. Check the decal on the door!

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I like to see what personalized plates owners come up with and there are usually some pretty good ones, like this Corvette’s.

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Yo Dawg, we heard you like Corvettes, so we put a Corvette on your Corvette…this was actually really cool. The Corvette trailer housed a bench seat so that people could sit down and relax.

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This Charger was a stand-out for me.

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I’m pretty sure it’s on air, as I saw it later in the evening and could have sworn it was sitting higher. Side note – I quite like this photo because of the expression on the gentleman on the left, as he checks out the Charger. I saw this one turning a lot of heads.

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A few rat rods were present, receiving mixed reactions from spectators. Personally, I think they’re awesome.

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Somehow, I don’t think “2LITRE” would be as impressive. #milkjug

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The always instantly-recognizable Consulier was present again. I like it more each time I see it.

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And to think, new Corvettes have almost twice as many gears in their manual ‘boxes. The Fast and Furious cars were ahead of their time with all of their gears.

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I made sure to grab a photo of this Celica as I really like this generation but it seems that not many are modified these days. I still think they’re good-looking cars.

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Yes, it’s a Nerds on Site car. Yes, it’s an Abarth. That’s a win.

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So David’s R34 has been seen 3 times now; What can I say, it looks good!

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Here’s one for the Raptor fans out there (Hi Mario!).

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And lastly, Marshall’s little MX-5 hiding in the shade.

That’s it for today folks. Just in case I don’t get to put another post up before then I’ll say it now – see you at Sunday School! I can’t wait!

-Bill

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