If you click the pics, and give them a sniff, you can smell high-octane gasoline.
Antique Chevy pickup truck. Use to people didn't care about the old Chevy pickup trucks, they weren't as cool looking as the Fords. There's probably not many Fords left so now people have had to collect and customize the Chevys.
When I got to Laughlin, I drove around the parking lot at the Tropicana Casino, and it looked pretty busy, I saw a couple of hot rods that were here early, but it was too windy to get out and take their picture. So I decided to go across the street to the Pioneer casino and boondock in their parking lot because it was less crowded than the Trop.
So a quick trip to visit the security desk in the Pioneer casino, and after giving them my name, rank, and serial number, they issued me a boondocking permit to boondock in their parking lot for a while.
Back when I first started coming to Laughlin, no one had to go through security to boondock in the parking lot, but my suspicion is some people ruined it by trying to live permanently in the casino parking lots, so security had to get involved.
I didn't do much of anything when I got here because it was really windy; it was windy enough that it made doing anything difficult, so I just laid up in the bronco for most of the day and wrote the rest of the day off as a total loss.
But when I got up Friday morning, it was a lot better. So I went to Home Depot, which is right across the river from me, and picked up a couple of things I needed.... Both of which I have in the Arctic Fox back in Denver, and I knew that was going to happen.
Getting back home to the Pioneer casino, I went across the street to the Tropicana Casino, and many of the cars were there already, but it wasn't all of them. I took a few snapshots, but it was really hot, so I moseyed back home to finish the day in the shade of the bronco.
I'll go back to the Hot Rod show late tomorrow afternoon when it's cooler and try to take some nighttime pictures. There's supposed to be a light show after dark tomorrow, but I don't actually know what that is, so I may have to stick around and find out.
This is a beautiful 57 Chevy, it's always been one of my favorites, and this one's fuel injected.
Does anyone remember the Rat Fink, this cartoon has always represented my teenage years and my love of Hot Rods, and fast motorcycles. Unfortunately I didn't have enough money to put gas in a Hot Rod much less build one.
A trailer queen.... But in this case instead of trying to keep his car clean for the show, which is the real meaning of a trailer queen. In this case the car probably wouldn't make it without hitching a ride.
A vintage fuel injected Chevy engine. This was a performance option mostly on Corvettes but also on a few passenger cars in 1957.
A 1928 Ford delivery. Notice how it only has two doors, and a long area where the passenger seats should be. And the dead giveaway is the door in the back. I don't know if there's room to lay down in the back, but if there is it would be the coolest camper van.