I had titled the post on our Sunday School prep The Storm before the Calm because it seemed to be a perfect description – figuratively, of course. We worked like mad for weeks to get everything ready and once at the event, we could – and did – finally slow down the pace and relax. This time around the title is used in a more literal sense as these photos were taken following the actual rain storm that arrived just after the show ended.
Taking group photos after the conclusion of Sunday School is something we do every year and we probably would’ve happily skipped it this time around to avoid the rain, but we didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to take the annual shots with José’s and Paul’s cars included since they were both in from out of town.
Fortunately the rain didn’t hang around for too long and the cars stayed fairly clean through it too. Waiting for it to pass was a small price to pay in order to get these shots, as additional keepsakes from what was an awesome weekend.
Starting off with a group shot of everyone that stayed late that day; all of the cars have been seen before, but in order from left to right we have Paul’s, Brandon’s, Mario’s, mine, José’s, Dom’s, Brian’s, Derrick’s, Dave’s, Alex’s, and Kanji’s.
Closer shot, of just the Fords this time.
From the parking lot where the show is held, Calgary’s downtown can be seen including the Calgary Tower. I made sure to get some photos showing both it and José’s car together since it’s such an iconic landmark of our city. The next day we actually took him to the Tower so he could see more of the city and also stand on the glass floor.
Dom couldn’t stay for too long so after the first few photos were taken he headed out while the rest of us stuck around for a bit longer – hence why this shot of the Focus sedans only shows three, and not four.
Ketchup, Mustard, and Sriracha all in one shot, technically. Actually, all of the Foci we had present that day except for Paul’s have pieces of Ketchup in them now. We need to find something for Paul next!
After Dom left no one bothered to move a vehicle over to fill in the gap, so for the rest of our time there we had the cars separated into a Ford group…
…and a non-Ford group.
I do not understand at all how Kanji drives the car this low – no, it’s not bagged.
It was four years ago that Derrick and I made up the entirety of our group at Sunday School, with his Camaro and my two cars. The group changes every year but my Focus and LOWMARO remain as the constants.
The two Acuras, both still wearing last year’s Sunday School commemorative decals. They actually were the same colour but Dave’s has not aged well…
Also, after every show I’m pretty sure I think to myself that I should make the next set of commemorative decals smaller for the sake of reserving windshield space yet I never do. Oh well.
Speaking of the commemorative decals, you can get a better look at the design here. I cut them from yellow, orange, and red to signify Mustard, Sriracha, and Ketchup respectively. The red vinyl is a perfect match for Race Red but Yellow Blaze and Molten Orange are so complex that I didn’t even bother to match them. Haha
After staying a little while longer we decided to call it a day. The others went their separate ways, with the six of us seen above deciding to get some food which was a good excuse for a cruise as well. Luckily we even managed to find six stalls together when we got to the restaurant!
This of course then meant that food had to wait as we spun all of the cars around, backed them in, lined them up, and took photos. Priorities!
This now brings us to the end of the day, but there’s one important thing which I still need to share. It’s probably not much of a secret to anyone at this point but I think it’s a perfect way to wrap up this look at Sunday School 2016; but you’ll have to check back tomorrow. I was actually going to include it in this post, but on review I felt it deserved its own.