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.
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.
The Wake Forest Army JROTC group had a tent setup and was hopefully not displaying hot middle-aged women, also known as cougars. Grrrr.
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.
The ability to exhibit vehicles was wide open this year. One exhibit consisted of a very fine classic golf cart.
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.
Some displays had additional props to frighten viewers.
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.
There were some interesting license plates on some of the exhibited cars.
A 1965 Corvair was UNSAFE which was probably an adapt description.
Vehicles were displayed in different categories. This one was for accountants and dentists.
Two friends were spotted strutting their stuff up White Street and brandishing their prowess.
And speaking of White Street. Yes it was.