Above are the first outdoor car show pictures that I ever took. They were all taken in 1972 at the Northline Mall in Houston and the Mall is still there after those 40+ years. Early Irons was the host club.
NIFTEE 50EES / Spring, Texas / Saturday, July 23
LOWE'S / Pearland, Texas / Friday, July 22
HOME DEPOT / Kemah, Texas / Saturday, July 2
It's hard to gauge sometimes just how long I've been doing this until a car like this pops up. The images above were taken a few years ago at the Spring Fling Car Show in Rosenberg just south of Houston. Check out my "first ever images" posted on top of the page and look at the last image (lower, right). Yes it's the same vehicle taken back in 1972. Other than a few details, not much has changed in forty years. If you look in the background in that same image, you'll see my brand new (1972) "Datsun" pickup which I eventually installed Goodyear big and littles on American wheels (right).
Another "flashback" and again at the Spring Fling in Rosenberg. The current topless version was spotted at this year's Spring Fling the first weekend in April while the original version was taken at the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals at the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas just over twenty years ago before it's current location at the Texas Motor Speedway. Other than a nose replacement and engine induction change, it's pretty much the same. A closer look shows it's age but it still has the "right" look.