Yesterday I decided to tag along with Ty and our neighbour Kevin and his son Kalen to the Rock 'N August Car Show. Kevin has two '89 Mustangs, and Ty often helps him out by driving one of them to local car shows.
I haven't been to Rock 'N August for years, and I think I went to a Thursday night concert in front of St Albert Place.
Apparently, it has grown a lot since then. The bulk of the car show took place at Lion's Park, which is a lot bigger than I thought. You can see the concert stage above.
There were over 800 cars registered, and lots of them parked by the river trail.
This was the view by our spot. Quite close to the train bridge.
We brought our lawn chairs and sat a little, but we mostly walked around and took everything in.
The Farmer's Market was very close, so we walked over there and I got some veggies and a big bag of kettle corn, my favourite thing to get from the market.
It was relaxing to just wander around and take it all in. You can tell which people are serious car enthusiasts. They can often be seen having deep discussions with others who share their passion.
Neither Tyler nor I are big car buffs, so we were mostly impressed with the most creative or interesting cars.
I tend to notice the upholstery, of course. Especially if it's colourful or creative.
I knew hearses were a "thing" at these shows, but I didn't know there were actual clubs for them!
They are extremely colourful people, despite their interest in all things black and morbid.
I didn't get any pics of the backs, but they all had coffins hanging out of them, and plenty of spooky characters lying around.
I will let the rest of these cars speak for themselves.
Before we left, Kalen and I went over to the far side of the train bridge to capture some pics of the happy ducks.
The Sturgeon River is not a very nice river at the best of times, and this year it is very low, and full of yummy green algae. But I notice that ducks and geese seem to be pretty happy as long as they have a puddle of water. I do love this bridge, though. Pretty impressive.
Here are Kevin's Mustangs. Ty drove the white convertible, and Kalen and I were passengers. What a gorgeous day for a joyride. I had a blast.
And of course, we couldn't close out the day without an official picture of father and son in front of their cars. Notice their matching Mustang hats and t-shirts. :)
What a great day. I'm so glad I went along. It was quite fun.