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Shelby Car Show

Last Saturday was the first car show of the year for our car club to attend as a group. Nine vintage cars, one new car, and 23 members met at Cracker Barrel at a wee hour to get to Shelby, North Carolina by 9:30 for the Broad River European Motor Club’s Annual Car Show. Arriving for registration, DH’s white Fiat was leading the group.  At the show, four more of our members came later, so our club had a nice showing.

Shelby Car Show at From My Carolina Home

All kinds of European cars were there, but the neat thing about this car show is the artist’s and crafter’s fair that is held on the courthouse lawn on the same day. This gives the participants more to do and enjoy. I usually buy another piece of pottery from one of the artists, but this year I didn’t see anything that spoke to me.  The tents on this end were behind the BMWs.

Shelby Car Show at From My Carolina Home

Two sides of the square, and a couple of side streets had wonderful vintage cars. Added to that, there is the historical backdrop of some marvelous architecture on the buildings around the square.  There were some gorgeous restorations of old cars.  These are MG TD series cars.

Shelby Car Show at From My Carolina Home

Some of the architectural detail is just spectacular.  This kind of workmanship is seldom seen in modern construction.  These are Austin Healeys.

Shelby Car Show at From My Carolina Home

There are lovely shops and restaurants on the square, so even if there isn’t a car show it is a fun place to visit.  These MGs are in front of the beautiful church with some spectacular stained glass windows.

Shelby Car Show at From My Carolina Home

I’ve been seeing these little free libraries pop up all over. Fun to have one in front of this historic church.

Shelby Car Show at From My Carolina Home

It is really a pretty square too, with trees all along the courthouse side, and many on the shops side too.  Lots of shade and a gentle breeze made for a relaxed day.  There is a gallery of 80+ photos of all the cars on the car club site Here.

Shelby Car Show at From My Carolina Home

Wouldn’t this courthouse lawn be a lovely spot for a picnic?  I love all the trees!

Shelby Car Show at From My Carolina Home

It was a very warm day, but it went very quickly with so much to do and see.  Several of our members won awards at the show, and DH came home with a first place in the Italian car division.  Kind of funny, as there were only two cars pre-registered, and the other one didn’t show up, LOL!!  But a trophy is a trophy!!

What are your weekend plans?

 

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