Headed to Santa Maria on the weekend.
Since we were going, I wanted to go in a cool car so I rode with a friend in his 1952 Chevy. I got on the 405 North Bound at dawn and headed to his house.
This Chevy was going to bring us about 200 miles to Santa Maria.
After we started, it was less than 10 miles and something strange was discovered?
It was nothing after all.
As for this Chevy, it would be its first long drive.
It couldn’t be helped but the owner was a bit nervous.
Filled up with gas! Took the opportunity to check too.
The long descent means we were entering Ventura County.
First feeling of relief?
At around this time my feeling of disbelief and worry started to change.
Ventura Highway #101 heading north.
We arrived at the event area without any problems!
This was waiting for us…
The owner is perverse and does quite what ever he likes.
These wheels are made by “Appliance”.
They look like old school CRAGAR SS stle budget wheels.
It was a popular brand in the ’70s.
Is this Chevy a Lowrider or Kustom?
When I arrived, a Japanese friend of mine called out and said, “Shige, you sure did come in an evil looking car”. The owner of the car doesn’t look Japanese but understands the language completely. The person that said that to me probably didn’t know the owner of the car is actually Japanese, but he acted like he didn’t understand.
He was laughing after the Japanese friend left. Then the owner said, “He probably doesn’t realize I’m Japanese too.”
Wanting to return to LA before it was too dark, we left the event area early.
On the way check! It was a journey of random stops and photos with the hood open.
If it wasn’t for the minivan in front of us this photo could be from any era.
We arrived back home without incident!!
Look at this smile. Although he doesn’t look Japanese…
Getting back in one piece we stopped in front of this temple with the 1952 Chevy.
This tree looking antenna? It’s for mobile phones apparently.
There are also palm trees like this too.
They made sure not ruin the natural setting.
California as a whole is a lot like Disneyland.
I’ll post up photos from Santa Maria Show this Saturday.