Thursday, April 4, 2013

A day off

  Sir Old Man needed a little distraction and time away from all his volunteering and over-seeing of his Dad.    Since he is also interested in old cars, I planned a surprise excursion for us.  We went to see a collection of cars at  Bennett's Classic Cars in Forest City, NC.   He was a bit surprised when we pulled in and he saw the old car signs.  

   And right in the front was his all time favorite model....a Shelby Cobra GT.    Let's just say he spent a good while checking it out and talking with the owner about all the details.  
   The two brothers amassed this collection over the years, rebuilt them, and now love to share them with the public.  Almost everything is in running condition and some of the older Model A's are rented out for special events and wedding transport for the bride and groom.  A really neat idea. 

A special display caught my I spent a little bit of time checking out the deputy who drove this one.  The Mayberry Sheriff's car from the Andy Griffith show  has been restored and the dash was even signed by Don Knotts, who was the lovable Barney on the show.    They have a full size Barney cut-out figure standing behind the car.  A great touch of nostalgia   
 And then I saw the "8".......One of Dale, Jr.'s practice cars when he was still driving the number 8 is also on display.  

But the one I wanted to bring home......was the 1948 Crossley.  It is so cute and reminded me of today's mini-vans, although it was called a station wagon back then.   I love the creamy yellow!
   After a late lunch and  we ended up at our favorite bookstore, which is always a great way to end the day.

   Happy stitching.



Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a great 'special' day out! I would love to see that myself.

Lynne said...

What a lovely way to spend the day, especially for SOM. How thoughtful you are.

Impera_Magna said...

What fun! I love old cars... don't know anything about 'em but love 'em just the same!

Glad you both had a great time!

Nicki said...

What a wonderful way to surprise your sweet honey. It sounds like y'all had a great time at the car collection. Aren't 'cha glad he does woodworking & not car collecting? ;)

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