Parking Lot Show, And I Didn’t Send Myself Captions.

I so wish I had gotten the backstory on this John Boat.

Yesterday there was a small boat car show thing in Kilmarnock VA. As in a hodgepodge of folks that all kinda thing the same parked in a parking lot and catching up. Waynebomb and I made a quick drive by and ended up spending more time than we thought, with some great laughter, joking around and meeting folks. I halfway didnt even think of doing a story, since it was not the big deal show, but it turned out to be so much more important than any big fancy show. This was a moment for folks to connect in human form. And thats been so missing these days. And this morning looking through the shots I realized how incredibly hard it is to capture a show like this. So turn around is fair play. And I am going to roast myself and make up the captions with no mercy. All done with love!

Actually this bad ass Silverado square body was cool as hell. But I had trouble wondering if it was just a truck parked here, or in the show?

Eric Zelman brought is cool set up. This bad boy has a Corvette engine and yes a Mustang II front end. A god send save for these to drive

And yes thats my finger in the lower left. Hey, if you cant laugh at yourself?

Eric does not fool around, his attention to detail is insane.

He made these Tags, note even the screws are lined up!

There is a group on Smith Island that races skiffs. OH HELL YA “SWAMP RAT”

For some odd reason, I am wondering if Pontoon Boats are not such a bad thing now. I get it, time marches on. And atleast the designs are very cool, and yes change is.. Ugh. I just have so many questions. Granted I am not an early adopter, and clearly this is where its all going. BUT, 8 Tracks were the future until CD’s and then MP3 just blew it all up. I think we may be in the 8 track faze on the boat front, and maybe CD’s in the car universe. But someone is about to blow all this up for sure. But god bless the dreamers and folks that are pushing. 

This could be one of my favorite shots. On the surface it looks like just an ordinary photo of a small cocktail racer . But the look on her face and his reaction .. Wow. I could make up a story. Like.. Thats Barbara, Bobs wife, they have been married for a long ..LOOOOOONG time, and she knows that Bob is about to want to start racing these. Barb is sending Bob “the look” and Bob is thinking, Barb, I am just looking for gods sake, let a man atleast have his dreams live. I need a cocktail..

9 replies
  1. Frank@Falmouth
    Frank@Falmouth says:

    I love Eric Zelmans diversity (can I say that these days…) in the selection of his projects and the perfection he achieves… talk about a Jack of all trades.. and can focus and finish them, something I have a problem doing myself 🙂

  2. River Rat
    River Rat says:

    Great stuff can end up in parking lots. We all need a place to put our vehicles when not at home. Sorry about all the paving and it’s runoff.

  3. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Looks like a fun show. I think you can enjoy talking to folks a lot at smaller events like this.

    Sorry, but I still think electric motors belong in sewing machines!

    • Dan Overbeek in Michigan
      Dan Overbeek in Michigan says:

      I agree, keep electric where it belongs. I previously owned a 1898 wooden fantail launch that was made into an electric hybrid. It had a whole lot of cool factor, but really was only at home on a small inland lake because of the lack of power and range.

  4. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    It was a neat odd type show. A done just right little deuce Coupe and a 29 Packard in the parking lot of dreams. The local sail and power squadron had a late model Walker Bay 8 dink, complete with the entire sailing rig (more than a grand right there) and the trailer…..$350….I have one or had to have it…a STEAL.
    good friends, good day….cause then…..I went Boating!

    John in Va.

  5. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    Was thinking about boats till I woke up to this and no power. Which means NO COFFEE! While I was figuring a way around the coffee problem power came back. Still snowing and supposed to all day. I’m sure summer will be here soon.

    • Paul in Minny
      Paul in Minny says:

      Jim, we are also miserable in Minnesota. Misery loves company. It’s like the Ground Hog Day movie with Bill Murray. The same crappy weather everyday. I feel like punching the insurance guy!

  6. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Looks like a fun show, Small shows are sometimes the best. Plenty of time to talk. share stories and ideas with each other. There is nothing like a finger shot Matt. People can only guess which finger it is. Perhaps I taught you some photography skills Lol.

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