Classic Cars, Aircraft and the Weather

Classic Cars on Display

Damsel and I attended the 24th Wickenburg Annual Classic Car Show and Fly-In today. The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Sergio, however, were to cut the festivities short after about two hours into the four hour event. We got there ahead of the rain, though, and scored a souvenir T-shirt and got some pictures. The impending rain caused many of the previous fly-ins to stay at home, so the exhibits were limited today.

Air Medical Helicopter Maule M6 STOL Airplane

The helicopter (above left) is normally parked at the Wickenburg Hospital Helipad when it isn’t airborne in an air ambulance capacity. On the right with the oversized tundra tires is a Maule M6 short takeoff and landing (STOL) airplane. With a 235 HP Lycoming engine, this plane is capable of lifting off before you pass the first set of runway lights, and will land in rather confined areas with an approach speed of 45 MPH with 50° flaps deployed.

Classic 56 Chevy Wagon Arizona Rangers Pontiac Convertible

Here we see a clean classic 1956 Chevy Station Wagon which was one of the better nostalgia inducing displays. The Arizona Rangers were on hand to provide security and traffic control. They brought this lovely Pontiac Bonneville Convertible along with them.

Flooded Roadway View from the Courtyard

We were home and parked in the garage before the heavy rainfall began. I took the photo on the left during an interlude in the rain when we were out walking the dogs and Damsel took the one on the right from the courtyard. This is our usual flash flooding we get when there is a cloudburst.

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2 Comments

  1. drjim said,

    October 13, 2018 @ 16:48:07

    We’ve had several days of steady drizzle, and then the last two days were quite nice.

    It’s going to start raining here in a couple of hours, turning to snow with 3″~5″ expected, and the low Sunday night is going to be 12*.

    Our maple tree has turned, and is beautiful, and other trees in the neighborhood are turning, so one last blast of color before The Whiteness descends on us for 4~5 months.

    Yup….it’s Winter in Colorado!

  2. CapnBob said,

    October 14, 2018 @ 10:26:05

    We have a couple trees in town that show fall colors, but that hasn’t happened yet. Our weather is turning into fall, though, with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 50’s.

    We’re beginning to see a lot of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and other out of state license plates showing up and the RV parks are getting full. The snowbirds are back.

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