I’m not and never have been a car guy. If it has four wheels and gets me where I am going, then I’m happy. Which examine why I drive an 16-year-old Opel.
Still, I went to the car show Sunday in Mullheim. It wasn’t something I could avoid – the three blocks closed to traffic were the last three blocks I drive to get to church. Having been inconvenienced, I figured I might was well check out the show, which was part of the annual Mullheim city festival.
I’m not sure if the festival has much of a purpose other than eating and drinking.The local wineries were well represented and it seems pretty much every community group and sports team had a food concession. As a cola drinker it was nice to see that for once soft drinks were cheaper than beer. That isn’t usually the case.
There was the car show and the municipal museum was free. That was pretty much it as far as I could see. There must have been other events; it can’t all have been about eating and drinking, can it?
My thought as I walked down the street was that this might be the only car show in the past 50 years that didn’t feature a Ford Mustang, but then, three cars from the end, I did indeed come across a 1967 Mustang. As you would expect, most of the cars were European, though there was a cluster in the middle of some classic American vehicles. It felt good to see something that looked familiar; not only was I not familiar with most of the European models, there were even some manufacturers I had never heard of before.
I spent about an hour in the hot sunshine walking up and down the street, looking at the cars. I’m glad I did, though I don’t know if I would do it next year – I presume the cars would be the same ones.
It certainly was colourful, and I will be sharing more pictures with you as the week progresses.
And today’s feature vehicle – a 1979 Ford Capri in brilliant yellow.