Maybe in a few years I'll look back at this and reflect.
Ripon - Saturday
Morning of the show we got up ate and made our way to the show, once in line I finish cleaning the car. We get the cars parked and finish setting them up when we see another CHP 69 Polara in line, it is a recent acquisition by someone we recently met. He was able to get the car roadworthy but chose to trailer the car to Ripon where he then drove it to the show.
A few other cars showed up (in this class) and one of them was a very nice CHP 58 Mercury, we have a show now. I spent the day looking at the other cars and hanging out at my car, the cage was a big conversation starter.
The time came for awards, they went through all the other classes first then to this class, in third place…, no, in second place…, no, in first place…, no? and then the jaw dropper, Best of Show with a recently finished restoration…, what Best of Show, whoa… I’m still speechless.