I'd never been to this event, but I will NEVER miss it again!!! What an AWESOME Day! College Station is about an hour-and-a-half from me in Austin, and is the home of Texas A&M University.
This is going to be long gang. I went yarding in San Antonio Saturday, and ended up cleaning up the Roady until 2am Sunday morning, and then had to meet some buddies from my local car club, Classic American Rides, at 9am for a cruise to this event. I was TIRED but excited.
I brought my Dad and both my kids with me. My oldest son, Eddie, who's almost 10, has been brainwashed by my wife to be an "Äggie", meaning he wants to attend A&M after high school...he thinks. We live in Austin, with the University of Texas downtown, so Austin is Longhorn country, but my wife is a country girl, and country folks go to A&M. Ok then...
ANYWAY the plan was to cruise to the Chicken Oil Run with my club buddies, and then after the show take Eddie to actually SEE the University for the 1st time.
We all loaded into the Roady at met some folks from my car club at the Sonic drive-in in Manor, just east of Austin. It was overcast, and Cars and Coffee was also on Sunday, so some of our club chickened-out and some stayed in Austin for Cars and Coffee. Well all I can say is the chickens and folks that went to Cars and Coffee missed an GREAT cruise and show.
Of those that did come, we had a '67 Camaro with it's original inline 6-cylinder, powerglide, and 4-wheel manual drum brakes. He has only driven the Camaro 2000 miles in the last 24 years, and this drive would be the farthest he'd EVER driven it.
The 2nd car in our group is a really good guy with a blue '82 Cross-Fire-Injection Corvette. Check out his license plate in the pics below. Gotta love it.
3rd member has a HOT red 2005 Mustang GT, modded out.
After talking it over we decided to let the Camaro lead....for the reason that it's not really happy going over 65mph, and he had his GPS. Ha!
Here's us on the hour-and-a-half cruise to College Station. We only had to stop once for my 3-year-old to pee. Big thanks to the guys for being cool when I zoomed by and ducked in the gas station. When the little kid says he has to go, he HAS to go!
When we got there....well it was car-nut heaven. Nothing else needs to be said. Amazing cars, gorgeous, nice folks, a neat venue, and cars and cars and cars.... We got there around 11am, and I actually heard people had gotten there at 7am, and some cars were already leaving! Took a while to find a place to park there were so many cars, and as I was parking I saw a GORGEOUS 70 Buick GSX and a 71 GS leave....doing a burn-out on College Ave in front of the Chicken Oil Company. Everyone seemed to take off fast or peel out on front of the resteraunt there, and people had lawn chairs set up to watch.
The next few hours were spent wondering around drooling and taking pics, watching and listening to all the cars cruise by. Visiting and drooling. My one regret is I didn't get to spend more time with the guys from my car club. I chased my kids most of the time. Tuck was really good, did not have to tell him once not to touch anyone's car, and both boys wanted to see everything.
Oh one thing, Eddie for some reason didn't want his picture taken much, and is not smiling in some of the pics. I guess he's getting older...he used to not care. Regardless we all had a ball.
So at long last, here we go!
Got a great spot right on the edge of the show, along College Ave.
The Roady got a TON of attention and positive comments. Made me feel great. My Dad took turns walking around and sitting by the Roady watching cars burn out just down the way. He said people loved the car. Fun stuff!
Eddie smile dammit!
This is just one area, along College Ave. What a show!
I was not the only wagon!
Gorgeous cars in ever corner
This Chevelle was totally awesome. Stick too!
2nd gen Bird with gorgeous paint
Check out the wheels/hubs on this Dodge!
Big Tuck and a Maverick Grabber
Check out the Grabber's engine. I-6 with a 1brl carb! Ha!
Whoever said Stude's were not cool?!?!?!?! Wow!
Not much better than a perfect black 57 Chevy
Dual-Carb 427! Whoa!
This pic make you think of American Graffiti too?
Nice.....Chevy....yeah nice Chevy...
More toys all in a row
Rough but running T-top Formula Bird. Great start!
Everywhere you look, neat toys!
The last of the C3 Vette ragtops
1961 Bubbletop with a stick, hard to get cooler than that!
Awesome mix of cars
Now this is a LONGROOF! 57 Chevy Ambulance
And even more cars....amazing!
Wow look at this Olds. That's just MEAN man!
And MORE cars!
Sweet Chevelle ragtop
MEAN '74 Nova
Another gorgeous Chevelle ragtop
Clean LeMans with a 326...and my Dad.
Just so cool. RIP Pontiac!
Modded '68 Goat
More nice Chevs
Cool old Chevy pickup
This was a Rally 350...but a 350-no-more
Another awesome ragtop pulling in
70 Chevelle SS....so awesome it hurts
Sharp ragtop Stang. I liked the red top, different!
And more cars!
The new and the classic!
What a mix of toys!
More classics cruising by. I wish you folks could hear the exhaust sounds. Heaven.
Now this is classy! '75 Grand Ville ragtop
Another smooth rod
64 Chevy 4dr hardtop
71 LeMans ragtop
White over red '69 Vette. Really SHARP!!
More Vette fun
69 Chevelle Ragtop
The moose is loose! Ha!
Wow, just wow....
Now THIS is a CADILLAC!
Me and the monsters
Love this, "new" Pontiac G8 GT and 55 Poncho, on the cruise. I'm so mad at GM for killing Pontiac!!!
Fender skirts and Rally wheels! Ha!
Vega burning out
Paint like glass
That's a big Ford Truck there Big Tuck!
Pontiac Safari! NICE!
Ford Ragtop Rod
64 Impala SS....so cool!
RAT ROD DUALLY!
Amazing all the cars here...
The paint on this Camaro was amazing. Looked like you could dive into it
So many gorgeous Camaros....
Hot Malibu with smooth paintwork!
There was not one but TWO of these black Stude hardtops. Amazing.
Wow what a pretty Packard! This sucker idled so quiet you could barely tell it was running.
Can you believe all the hot rods???
Hot new Challenger
Super-nice '72 Cheyenne
I remember when 4drs were not cool. They sure are now!
I just keeps going!!
Another gorgeous Vette cruising by. Burbleburbleburble.....
GORGEOUS '96 Impala SS. SO CLEAN! Had to bring the Roady over
Check out the a/c setup on the hood of this Corvair. Gotta have it in Texas!
Gorgeous Mercury Eight
Here's my car club friend's '82 Cross-Fire Corvette in the show. Was fun cruising with him. I love his plate. Hey it's an '82, it fits!
And here is "The Leader of the Pack"", the '67 Camaro 6cyl that led us from Austin to College Station. We saw 75mph down one hill. Zoommm! Such fun, neat car!
And the 3rd member of our club that made the trek from Austin. Mean 2005 Stang! This sucker rumbles. I could hear it, inside the Roady folling it at 65mph. Very cool!
This little Nash Met was INCREDIBLE!
Really pretty classic Chev with great paint!
Clean '69 Camaro. Houndstooth check interior. Neat!
This Sucker was SO MEAN
For my buddy Scott. Mean Shelby Cobra
Clean '70 Goat
When is a Maverick not a Maverick? When it's a Mercury
Rumble seat and real wood running boards
There's a real Longroof!
Just a plain clean 2nd gen Camaro
V8 Gremlin! Love it!
Sharp '68 Camaro
The name fits
Super clean Fairlane
Fiero GT! Ha! Stick too
My kids both LOVED this thing!~
Check out this droop-snout Olds. Very sweet!
Another sharp Fairlane
Clean and plain 60 Bel Air
I'm not sure what this is.....
Pretty cool! Green Flames
Super clean 1st-gen Monte Carlo. LONG HOOD!
64 Bel Air
I bet this sucker would run! Max Wedge!
I SO wish you could hear the exhaust music from this 70 SS.....
CLEAN '67 RS
Pretty little T-Bird
4dr hardtop Corvair cruising on by
GORGEOUS fastback Mustang
Another sharp classic Ford
This one was flat awesome. Riviera Gran Sport. Wow.....just wow..
Grand National. I was not a fan of the Pep-Boys sunroof and lower skirts, but a GN is a GN....gotta love ém!
Another gorgeous Riviera, with the "fall-down"headlights
I loved this one. Wildcats are flat BAD. A huge car that can fly!
Another sharp Chevelle
Pretty little Corvair ragtop
Wow check out this CLEAN Studebaker Lark. That's different! Like the a/c!
Corvair gang. Love the rampside pickup! Screw Ralph Nader!
More mean Mustangs
Saleen and Camaro
Another cool old 3-door Suburban
Such a good show!
More sweet trucks
And ANOTHER 3-door Burb
AMX and LeMans
Gorgeous big-block 69 Camaro ragtop. Looked new!
Much modified Camaro. Purple
Sweet little '63 Nova Super Sport rumbling by. My Dad had one of these as a kid
MEAN Gran Sport Corvette.
Gorgeous Grand Prix with a stick. There was no parking left so he put it in the grass. Brave dude!
Falcon Fun! Didn't know what a following these have.
Wacky blown Nash pulling out for some cruising
What is it???
Neat truck in mid-build
Still in daily use longbed Chevy farm truck.
'79 Mustang pulling in
First-gen Monte pulling out for some cruising
Hope you liked the pics gang! Awesome show and I WILL be going next year! Hopefully we can get a larger Austin group together for the cruise out to College Station.