In the blink of an eye a month has gone by since my last post! And in that same blink, a chunk of prime New England summer has flown by. Soon enough the days will be getting shorter and the leaves will be changing . I realized I have spent the bulk of the summer wrestling with the suspension on my Cougar rather than driving it. I actually had to replace the front coils again since the set I cut (twice) kept unseating themselves on test drives. I think I eventually traced the issue to the tired 1 inch spring insulators a the top of each coil.
Anyway, the car is just about road worthy again and now the goal is to drive it and attend as many local shows and event as I can while the weather cooperates. Yesterday was a local event called the 7th Annual Sgt. Jeffrey Boucher Memorial Auto, Bike and Truck Show. This show really has become one of the best in our area for a variety of reasons.
First and foremost, the show is for a great cause and completely backed by the local Police department and as a result the debauchery that ensues is sanctioned by the boys in blue. For instance, the event features a burnout contest, rock crawling course and even mud pit racing. The venue this year was at our local municipal airport so the event even offered helicopter rides.
The show is a free for all! Every faction of automotive enthusiast is represented. There is no ‘hot rod’ club frowning down on every post 1949 vehicle on display. There were vintage muscle cars, new muscle cars, hot hots, low riders, imports, lifted trucks, slammed trucks, sport bikes, choppers, military vehicles, etc!
The organizers of the event did a great job. I hesitate to call it a ‘car show’ since the rock crawling and mud racing made it feel more like a competitive motorsports event that happened to have a couple hundred cars on display as well. My 8 year old son, upon entering the gate and looking around, asked me if we just arrived at a fair. When I said it was a car show he replied to me with certainty ‘No, its a fair.’
Irregardless, the event provided the motivation to get the Cougar out to upcoming events. More to come….and enjoy what’s left of the summer.