Swanx Fall Fiasco 2011, Fairfield, Ca 10/8/11
I had a great time at the Swanx show this year. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to close show season, for me at least, than hanging out with friends and cool cars in a Sheet Metal shop. It seems like bigger car shows this season have been a little down, and while I’m not sure why that is, I’ve got to say it’s made the smaller shows more enjoyable. The Swanx show is one of the great examples of that; you don’t need a huge venue or fancy pipe & drape to have a great show. I imagine this is what car culture felt like back in the mid-nineties, it’s been a return to smaller more intimate shows where everyone seems to building things in different styles and we can all meet in the middle and hang out for a weekend and compare notes. I love it, it doesn’t feel like a scene, it feels like a community.
For me, this was my second car show ever in my Buick, and my first time vending out of it. The car took it well, that huge trunk is perfect for holding a ton of merch.
The car ran pretty well, it handled the load great. I made it with no problems, and had a great time at the show.
I do not get sick of looking at this car. It’s so… right.
Holding it down…
This was very much in a Sheet Metal shop:
I love the taillight treatment on this 57:
I had a great time. I couldn’t help but be reflective on the past year on the drive home, all in all I accomplished a lot this year. Next year is going to be even better, the initial thrill of getting the car on the road has subsided, and now I’m ready to step it up and take it to the next level. Thanks to everyone who made this happen, it was a blast. Thanks for reading.