Saturday, November 23, 2013

End of the 2013 run. Rev up 2014

It was a great year in 2013 for the classic car hobby.  Our show in May went off without a hitch and all the shows after that were great!....Some of the folks made modifications to their rides while others got new rides.  Our club grew slightly during the year and everyone seems to still be interested in the club and the hobby.

The television is probably one of the best helps for our hobby these days with auctions like "Barrett Jackson", "Mecom" as well as shows like "Overhaulin", "My Clsssic Car", "Fast and Loud" and others. These shows tell the story of many classics and their on going value.

To purchase an older car, either restored or not is to make an investment in the future.  The purchaser finds that if care is taken of the vehicle, the value never goes down and there is always the fun that is associated with the driving, maintaining, restoration and showing involved with a classic.

Anyway, back to the club scene.  Our 2014 show is scheduled for May 18, 2014 at the park again in Moxee, WA.  Be sure to put that on your calendar and attend the show.  Either as a participant or spectator.  There will always be something new to see at our show since we pull from all over Washington State.  We are getting an increased interest by several vendors each year and in 2013 we had about 10 or 11 craft vendors set up at the show.  I think that went pretty well.

In 2013, I tried to put our club on Facebook but ended up with a stale mate.  The page opened and looked good but the trouble was getting the word out.  Something had gone wrong and the page was not showing up in the searches.  Research said that the page had to have more than a few followers to show up properly.  Even though I wanted hundreds of you to view the page and become American Reflection friends, I could only get the word out to a few.  I will study the site and try again in late 2013 or early 2014 because I believe that the Facebook page could possibly be more entertaining and informative than this web site.

At this point, I am just rambling on.  So, here is one of our latest photographs.  This is of our 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu that used to belong to my wife's parents.  We took over the car after their deaths and started fixing it up.  It now has a show quality paint job, brand new interior with reclining seats, disc brakes up front, and a complete new undercarriage as well as 17inch chrome mag wheels and z rated tires.  This car is equipped with air conditioning and is fast becoming our primary show car.  Here is the car.......