Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cool Desert Nights 2012

Cool Desert Nights 2012 was this weekend and we decide to bring our Corvette after all.  Check out this video as we prepare for our favorite car show:

It rained most of the night so we decided not to park in the grassy area for fear of getting stuck.  Dennis and Annette and Gerri and I caravaned to the show with 4 vehicles.  It was amazing how many cars were already there and it was only 6:30 am.

Here we are with our 4 vehicles (5 counting my truck).  Gerri's bug made everybody smile.  Young, old, boy, girl... it didn't matter.  Everybody smiled and most had to take a picture of her car.

We left the Corvette on the trailer because thunder showers were forecast throughout the day.  We raised the hood and opened the door but other than that, set up was easy.  Everybody loved the Cobalt Kandy Blue color and I have to admit seeing it in the sun it was pretty spectacular.  I like it.

We think 700 plus cars showed up for the event but many left when the thunderstorms arrived.

This guy stuck around even though his car wasn't water tight.  It has a blown 4 cylinder engine with most everything being heavily modified.  Check out the billet dash.

The grassy area was full in the morning but we lost half of these cars when the first rain arrived. 

This is a beautiful pick-up truck.  Super clean.

This looks like a hot rod cement mixer but it's advertised as a Tequila mixer.  I think it really is a beverage mixer and if I am right, this guy wins the coolest blender award ever!

Another 4 cylinder and it's pretty cool.  The aluminum tanks in the rear are for storage.

A snare drum air cleaner.  Works for me.

Now that we own a VW we have a keen eye for other bugs.  You gotta love it!

Just too cool.

Everything on this motor is either polished aluminum or chrome.  

Ya gotta love it.

This color was stunning. 

I don't know what they were discussing but they spent a long time checking it out.

So here's the rest of the story.  While we were at Cool Desert Nights two big thunderstorms came through and we stuck around for both.  Each time we wiped down the cars and each time we set up our area when the sun came out.  Many of the cars left but we stuck it out... at least until the third storm rolled in.  We packed our bags and headed home for that one.  Did we win a trophy?  We don't know.  Did they give out trophies?  We don't know that either.  What we do know is we had a great time and the day was filled with non-stop discussions about the Corvette and the VW.

Thanks for watching!


  1. Maybe next year the car will be finished and you can drive it!!!


  2. Wilson! Great hearing from you. Yes. I hope to be able to drive the car to Cool Desert Nights next year. After a year of body work I am excited to think that it might be a possibility. Need to get this thing painted then start working on the interior. Tell Jacquie Hi!

  3. The weather had to be disappointing. The good news is that the body looks great on the frame and you can just see enough paint to know this car will be awesome. I also love the pics. of the old trucks as I am a truck fan. I noticed a pic of a VW with a canister hanging on the door. Is that a rare A/C unit?
    jim q.

  4. Jim, yes, that is a cooling unit. I am not sure how it works but it looks cool so it must be cool! Yes, the weather was a little disappointing but we still had a great time. I will be posting new pics soon so be sure to check back.

  5. Wow, these are really awesome cars. Got my jaw dropped for a couple of seconds.