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.
I've mentioned it a few times; I've been doing this for over forty years and that includes everything auto related. Like my site name, rodding and racing and that's all types. Although my "RACING" page includes old images, my "RODDING" page has just a few. Since we're in the "off season" and I'm currently going through some of my old images, I've posted some car show (outdoor) images above, trucks in this case. I'll keep posting my old stuff until the 2017 outdoor car show season kicks back up some time in mid-February.
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.