CAR SHOWS, at first glance, seem simply an event for car enthusiasts to gather and showcase their vehicles to the public.
But I see more. Much more.
I see beyond a community of like-minded individuals who admire engines and shiny surfaces. I see the details, too.
Among all the bright colors, the throngs of people, the draw of trophies, I see humor. Art. History. Personal pride.
And I see dedication in the groups who organize these events. Like the Faribo Drag-On’s Car Club, host of the show photographed here. These club members hold a deep appreciation for motor vehicles, especially vintage.
That they share this love with folks like me, who will never own a vintage vehicle, is a gift. I can walk here among these cars and trucks and appreciate, admire, enjoy.
If you’ve never taken in a car show, I’d suggest you do so. You’ll experience a sense of community, an appreciation for classic vehicles and a grassroots connection to simpler times. There’s a lot to be said for that in today’s rat race world.
FYI: Faribault Main Street hosts a monthly (during the summer) Faribault Car Cruise Night. The next car show will be from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, June 15, along Central Avenue in historic downtown Faribault.
Or, you can take in a car show from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. this Saturday, June 2, at Babe Nordmeier Baseball Field in Morristown during the town’s annual Dam Days celebration.
© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling