Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Lakewood Yacht Club Car Show
Some of you that posted over at MBS may remember me posting pics from one of the best kept secrets in Texas - the Lakewood Yacht Club "Keels and Wheels" car show the rich oil barons put on for charity once a year in the Clear Lake City area in Houston. Once a year the super rich wheel out their little toys so us plebes can gawk at them on display on the grounds of their luxurous enclave over at the boat club, and after the show they hold a leisurely auction where cars in the over 300k$ range change hands among the oil elite.
They are promising one hell of a show this year - and since last year's was fabulous, I can hardly wait. Stirling Moss himself is to be the grand master, and the star of the show is a historic 1930 Alfa Romero that was modified by the Ferrari family to compete as a race car, an activity that started the Ferraris on their way to stardom, and this car is one of the few survivors of the historic beginnings of the Ferrari company, and it wailed the competition in the 30s. This year's featured marque will be Ghias, fabulous hand built Italian cars of the 50s and 60s.
On the down side, the show is usually pretty weak on Mercedes, it is really much more of a Ferrari, Mazerati and vintage Jaguar show, with American Muscle Cars becoming the ever expanding new kid on the block, but generally what they do have of Mercedes is fabulous. If you are in the Houston area around April 30, put this on your calendar. Here is the website for info:
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