Since it was a nice sunny day, and the “west siders” seem like they come out to events more often when it’s later in the car show season than the “east siders” do, we decided to venture out to the VFW post 9885 in Westland, MI, to see what we could see.
They hold a weekly car show here, and the 10-6-22 gathering brought out around 80-some vehicles (maybe more, we left a bit before 7PM).
This woodsy type landscape amidst the city setting seems like a great place to hang out and check out the automobiles that participate on Thursdays.
The show car area is behind the hall, on the backside of the property (in its own little section, separated from the main building, but still VFW owned).
We saw a 1986 Buick Grand National (which is for sale, btw, see pics, seems like a nice car despite its Regal Limited style interior door pulls), a Buick Wildcat, and a GMC Caballero (GMC’s version of the El Camino).
Check out “Grease Lightning!” We don’t know if this is the “actual” car or a replica, but whichever the case, it’s nicely done. The dashboard glovebox is signed by some people (indicating maybe it’s the real car, or some kind of show special).
[we’re curious to know if you have the theme song running thru your head now.. ]
Traveling 45 minutes away to see just 80 vehicles might not seem worth it, but when 98% of them are brand new to your viewing, it makes it worthwhile (at least to us).
[ not to mention we hit another car show that was 15 minutes from this one, which you’ll see here tomorrow! Double hitters make for a pleasant day/evening. ]