Sorority Row 2020

This was a rare occurrence for the year. A car show. It happened. We’ve been very fortunate that circumstances here have allowed some shows to go ahead recently, but the only one that I’ve seen any of – in person – was this one.

The girls from Redline Sorority pulled off something incredible though; with only a few weeks’ notice they brought together an amazing number of cars for their first-ever Sorority Row show last weekend, and from what I saw it all seemed to go extremely well. With Lordco sponsoring, the event was hosted at the familiar Lordco/A&W lot, and this is how I wound up there for a bit.

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You may recall it being mentioned on the blog that our Thunderbird Club has been having some small coffee/breakfast meetings at the A&W on Saturdays, as a way for us to still see each other on a regular basis and keep the club somewhat active this season. This particular Saturday was no exception and so we were there that morning with the TBird to hang out for a little bit (spy Ian and Janice’s new pink ’57 in the photo above).

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As it happened, that put us there as the girls were starting to set up for the day.

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As for why we didn’t stay for the show afterwards, by coincidence this was actually my mother’s birthday, so after celebrating with the club (candle-in-a-muffin style) we headed out for a day trip in the TBird which we’d already planned. I might toss that up in a later post since I took photos throughout.

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Back to the show though; since I wouldn’t be able to see the main event I was happy to be able to at least catch some of the cars as they rolled in, and chat with the familiar faces that showed up. Aldrich was there too – hired to provide music for the day – and with the assistance of a bulk pack of extension cords had his equipment set up and ready to go.

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The girls’ cars, cleaned up and ready.

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Here’s something you’ll surely be seeing on more cars here as time goes on; Melodie had decals made up for Noodles the dog and everyone’s loving them it seems. We even have a couple.

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Speaking of Noodles, there she is.

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Playing around with the focus, with Yolanda’s spiked lug nuts and Turbomacs. #52family

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Jon came out to debut his new wheels and flex on the others with them (inside joke). But seriously, lowered on KWs and sitting on BBSs. Not bad at all, and more’s to come.

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This is how you do air lines in an Audi. Wicked detail.

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While setup continued my mother brought the ‘bird around to briefly “participate” and wound up parked with some relatives, including Naila’s FiST.

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More rolling in, lot gradually filling up.

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One thing became apparent: the show wasn’t going to be lacking variety.

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This FD especially caught our attention, though the colour certainly helped.

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Final touches…

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It’s always nice to see a Mister Two out.

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With the Thunderbird rolled back around to rejoin the club’s lineup, its spot was taken by a Mk3.5 sedan to keep the Ford theme going. Of course I had to grab a photo, because Focus sedan.

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And the last photo of the day is the one you saw as the cover – and it was made the cover because when was the last time you saw a Talon/Eclipse of this generation? I headed straight for this as soon as I saw it; is anyone else having the NFS Underground 1 intro play in their head? No, just me?

Right after this is when we then hit the road but we did actually manage to stop in during the return trip for all of 5 minutes (before heading to Giuseppe’s for pizza), just in time to catch the wrapping-up of the festivities and see a few more of the cars that came out. My camera had long since died by that point though so this is where the photos end for today.

A massive congratulations goes to the girls again for what they pulled off, especially given the small window of time between planning and hosting the event. From what I’ve heard everyone greatly enjoyed the day and even if we couldn’t be around for the main event, it was still a lot of fun to hang out and watch during setup.

-Bill

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