Today was the big Autorama in Fortuna. Main Street was lined with custom and antique cars for blocks, there were more in a shopping center parking lot, and also a park filled with old tractors and engines. Quite a bit more to see than we thought. Lori fell in love with the PT Cruiser than had a cool flame paint job. I’ve always been threatening to paint flames on one of our vehicles, and she said if I bought her a PT Cruiser I could paint flames on it. I’m going to hold her to it. We’re still waiting for the convertible version though, and given how little we drive up here, it’s going to be along time before we wear out the Del Sol.
My favorite vehicle was a miniature Kenworth diesel truck that had a pickup bed on the back. It was either a small 18 wheeler, or a large pickup, I’m not sure. But it was pretty cool. There was also a beautiful full size 18 wheeler that a father restored and customized. The rig belonged to his son who was tragically killed by a gunman. So his father finished customizing the rig in honor of his son. There is a mural of his son and grandson on the back of it, and he is saving the rig for when his grandson is old enough to drive it. It was a very touching tribute to a lost son.