Riverside, Illinois Car Show 9-30-2012, Season finale post

What a grand day for the season ending car show in Riverside. I met at least a dozen friends from car shows (unfortunately I did not see Bob’s 1955 Catalina. and my pal Marty even snuck into a photo in the ‘teaser’ gallery along with a handful of (known) award winning cars at this show. There were 297 cars registered and a boatload of cars that won awards, and I couldn’t capture all.

1950 Hudson Commodore

1950 Hudson Commodore

All people I spoke with liked this very rare 1950 Hudson Commodore convertible. At the end of the show a woman said that her husband had owned a Hudson and it was terribly unreliable but the smoothest riding car ever!

Links to teaser gallery, (make sure to check out special aerial shots by Lee Hogan), awards, finis and music.

Rather large teaser photo gallery

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Aerial shots by Lee Hogan, all rights reserved.

Lee is a good friend of Mike (turquoise ’65 Impala Super Sport) and he shared these aerials shot from his plane.

Aerial @ 2012 Lee Hogan

Riverside Aerial @ 2012 Lee Hogan

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1954 Corvette

1954 Corvette

I met Jim last night at Westchester who asked about his award shot for his 1st place ’72 ‘vette in the 53-78 class. He’d bested my buddy Raleigh’s ’54 Corvette. Although he was sure I had photographed him, I don’t have a shot of a man in a tan shirt with a Snap On tools emblem. I recall hearing Raleigh’s name called out as I crossed the railroad tracks away from the awards;and Jim would’ve followed him. But unfortunateley, I don’t have a shot of Jim or his car from the event, but here is Raleigh’s.

This woman’s award expression was too good to pass up.
I asked each of these fellows about their cars and shot them receiving their plaques.

John and his 1970 Olds Cutlass

Ray & his 1953 Ford Crestline

Steve & his 1976 Dodge Aspen

1980 Mustang

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Music we heard at Riverside’s big show

  • Never My Love by The Association
  • Lady Madonna by The Beatles
  • Walk Like A Man by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • Silouettes (On The Shade) by Herman’s Hermits
  • Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters
  • Shout by the amazing Isley Brothers
  • Let The Little Girl Dance by Billy Bland
  • A Rose in Spanish Harlem by Ben E. King
  • Green River by Credence Clearwater Revival

Amazing Isley Brothers performance from 1959

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Right hand drive MG

Right hand drive

The end….

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