Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Antique and Classic Cars Abound on KC Roads

Kansas City is wonderful for seeing old and/or unique automobiles. You can, if you keep your eyes open, see unique vehicles around town just about every day. I am not above taking a picture of your unique or antique car if I see it on the street or in the mall parking lot. I think that KC with its heritage of manufacturing and engineering, and its extensive highway network has an appreciation for rolling automotive history. Also our lack of sea air, relatively mild and short winters and long drives help cars live longer.

So we are at the Bass Pro in Olathe for the MOPAR show. However, not just Chrysler products are on parade. Saw this beautiful Caddy convertible drive by...

...and this little red sports car. Anyone recognize its make and model?

On the way to church one Sunday I spotted this full size H1 or "Hummer". This is the second time I have seen an H1 on 135th Street near State Line and the other one was different. I wonder if an H1 collector lives nearby? This is the civilian version of the "Humvee" or High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV which is where Humvee comes from--thanks Wikipedia) .

You could probably put this little Citroen truck in the H1 and have room left over! I spotted this interesting vehicle in the parking lot at Ward Parkway Mall.

Love those cute little headlights! See the PT Cruiser behind it? The PT is actually a little bit bigger--the camera angle makes it hard to tell.

And finally this unrestored beauty pulled up near me at the Best Buy at 115th and Metcalf in Overland Park. 1973 Oldsmobile convertible with under 100,000 miles on it.

So you don't have to be going to a car show to see interesting cars. Just keep your eyes open, and if you have a camera in your phone, keep it close at hand. Here in the Kansas City metro, you will not be disappointed.


Craig Hover said...

Good stuff!

Your little red car looks like a Triumph TR3.

Bob G. said...

I agree...definitely.

Nicely done...and congrats on your SECOND anniversary!