09/23/06- Up at the crack of dawn the next morning, Hiboy and I were
here we were, cruising Orange county now! I
turned the ignition switch, hit the start button
and Hiboy was right there for me. We quietly (well, as
quietly as a hotrod can go LOL) sneaked out of the complex and made a
quick coffee/gasoline stop to recharge our batteries. We reached the
fairground bright and early and made a lovely addition to the long
line of classic cars waiting to get through the gates :). My
brotherins do wake up early, don't they!
As the gates opened for
us, it was like heaven! 3500 gorgeous cars of all makes, models and
years! To my surprise luck had it that my parking spot was just next
to another Hiboy who looked like a twin brother to mine! Except it was
in mint brand new condition and entirely made of new repro parts. Oh,
and it was glossy black. The owner was very nice and we talked a bit
and I learned that his roadster had been built by So Cal Speed shop.
Across form us was an original Henry Ford Stock 32 roadster (complete
with cowl vent and fenders) which was a great treat! We all set-up
camp and soon I was wandering around the fairgrounds through a
labyrinth of vendors and cars. Made many important contacts, plus a
few cool purchases and four hours and one yucky hamburger later, I
returned to my roadster who I was starting to really miss!
|"Hey Hiboy, whadaya
say we go cruising a little?"
I could swear he
started wagging his tail lights and judging at how he purred when I
started the engine, I could tell he was dying to show off!
And show off he
did! Actually and in all sincerity I think that having THAT MUCH
fun is probably illegal. As we cruised the fairground, following
the long line of "cruisers", everybody and anybody there who was
old enough to carry a camera stopped us to take our picture. In
fact, I think that every household in Orange County now has our
photo LOL. I have never in my entire life had so much attention in
a 45 minute time span. Not even when I headlined with my rock band
at the Whisky. Wow! What a kick: Two of the actors that stared in "America Graffiti" were there
and they just waved at me as I drove by!! How cool is that??
CoolcatMag.com also stopped me
and pulled me over to take a large number of photos and told me they
want to make a story about us. Hiboy and I were flattered. The only
problem is that my head started swelling so much that my aviator cap
seams tore open LOL.
At the end of the day
we packed up and returned to Marcelle, where a nice home cooked
Lebanese dinner awaited us :). The next morning Hiboy and I hit the
road, cruising PCH all the way from Laguna Beach to LA. By then we
were confident that we would make it home without any problems and the
ride home only took us 4 hours (including lunch break).