(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Most of the time if two events are scheduled on the same day I will typically choose the one closer to home. Very seldom is it possible to make two the same evening. This was pleasant exception. First there was a pre-NSRA Nationals gathering at Shelby’s Speed and Kustom (they put on the Hullaballoo and other events). Small gathering, but it was nice, we got fed, and we checked on the progress of their ’32 Ford that will be driven cross-country to bring awareness to suicide prevention. The car was painted by Jason Graham’s shop and man this thing is n-i-c-e.
Assembly continues and when it’s ready we’ll bring you photos. The photo of the flattie sporting Navarro speed parts is only a teaser. More photos of it coming up in some NSRA coverage. We headed over to Parkette drive-in for their monthly cruise. It is literally about a mile or so away from Shelby’s as the crow flies. Lots of cool stuff showed up and one of my favorites was the blue Studebaker Avanti. I had a buddy that passed away a couple years ago that had one that I helped wrench and drive some. Just super cool cars. The Yellow ’69 Camaro was really thumping and it looked to have some giggle gas on tap too. The red Olds drop-top 442 is about as cool as it gets for a cruiser. I typically don’t go in for the convertibles, but this thing would be a blast to take for a drive and the Cragar S/S wheels help make it a timeless beauty. We really enjoy the Parkette cruises and the food is good too. It’s definitely worth checking out.