George Merino and I decided to take our Red 3000 MkII BJ7’s to the Street Rods Forever sponsored car show in Old Town Monrovia. Red is the important qualifier here, because beyond having the same color car, George’s car bears no resemblance under the bonnet and in the cockpit, to my more stock BJ7. But that didn’t deter the show spectators from spending a lot of time examining our cars.
This show is very well attended and the variety of cars extends from early Model T’s through the 30’s and 40’s classics, to the era of the Chevy Tri-5's, the Muscle cars of the 60’s and 70’s with a few European cars thrown in.
The small-town vibe of the show was evidenced by the local Boy Scout troop presenting the Colors and a local singer performing the National Anthem to kick off the show. All the restaurants and eateries opened early to take care of the participants and spectators. And the DJ spun the tunes to keep everyone happy. Raffles and a 50-50 drawing also kept the excitement high. The only drawback was the fact that neither George nor I won for Best Foreign Car!