Wake Forest Midlife Crisis Car Show a Success

A beautiful Saturday today brought many out to view the plethora of midlife crisis classic cars on display up and down the center of historic Wake Forest.

White Street hosts classic car show on Saturday.
White Street hosts classic car show on Saturday.

From end-to-end there were many pampered, dusted, and heavily polished works of automotive art that sure sucked up a bunch of money otherwise dedicated for a 401(k).

Cameras were out all over but one guy with a TarHeel Tigers Pontiac Club shirt decided to go old school in the spirit of old fart day and plopped down a beach chair in the middle of the street and whipped out his pencils and paper to draw a representation of a vehicle. Some might say it was a wagon wheel Polaroid while others there today would call if fine art.

Pencil and paper artist.
Pencil and paper artist.

The Wake Forest Army JROTC group had a tent setup and was hopefully not displaying hot middle-aged women, also known as cougars. Grrrr.

Wake Forest even has a Cougar Battalion.
Wake Forest even has a Cougar Battalion.

White Street and surrounding parking lots were absolutely packed with a lot of shiny cars and trucks. All sorts of people were eyeing the automotive art.

But one fine rusty bucket drew an admiring crowd.

"Hey Bubba. Isn't this the Duck Dynasty truck?"
“Hey Bubba. Isn’t this the Duck Dynasty truck?”

The ability to exhibit vehicles was wide open this year. One exhibit consisted of a very fine classic golf cart.

Sweet ride!
Sweet ride!

Rules and caution were thrown to the wind in the excitement surging down White Street. The young boy below was placed in this little BMW by his mother for a picture as one onlooker turned to another and said, “I didn’t think you could touch the cars.” Yea, you probably shouldn’t.

"I wonder if it is safe to pass?"
“I wonder if it is safe to pass?”

Some displays had additional props to frighten viewers.

Little boy licks bumper as dog pees on the front tire.
Little boy licks bumper as dog pees on the front tire.
Hopefully free therapy will be provided for all traumatized kids who don't know what this is all about. Ruby red sandals?
Hopefully free therapy will be provided for all traumatized kids who don’t know what this is all about. Ruby red sandals?

At least one car brought back twangs of nostalgic memories for this reporter as I spent many a morning riding to school in one of these that belonged to a friend. His was banana yellow. Absolute chick repellant. But the good news is you never had to worry about looking cool inside this station wagon. It was never going to happen.

Not one of these!
Not one of these!

There were some interesting license plates on some of the exhibited cars.

A 1965 Corvair was UNSAFE which was probably an adapt description.

Truth in advertising with this personalized license plate.
Truth in advertising with this personalized license plate.
Wouldn't a true "diablo" or devil car have the trunk release removed. That would be the true evil thing to do.
Wouldn’t a true “diablo” or devil car have the trunk release removed. That would be the true evil thing to do.

Vehicles were displayed in different categories. This one was for accountants and dentists.

The classic midlife crisis car section.
The classic midlife crisis car section.

Two friends were spotted strutting their stuff up White Street and brandishing their prowess.

One of these guys is well hung with air filter.
One of these guys is well hung with air filter.

And speaking of White Street. Yes it was.

A crowded and content White Street crowd.
A crowded and content White Street.

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