Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There is more than Corn in Indiana---------
Since 1909 motor heads have been coming to Newport Indiana to take a shot at the "HILL" that is in the heart of the rural Indiana town. The increasingly steep hill was the test of machine and driver in the early days of automobiles in Indiana. Even The Chevrolet Brothers came here to take on the challenge.
An annual event is held in October for a hillclimb competion of antique cars, trucks and motorcycles.
The town fills up for a weekend of hillclimbs, flea markets, a parade, a car show around in the side streets---and all the good food and drink that you can stand.
The SPEEDWAGEN crew motored over this weekend to Newport to hang around with some of our old friends at the Hillclimb.
My Grandpaw ran his Whippet Automobile on the "HILL" in the 1930's, and it is strange to look up the same hill that he did----except a life time latter.
When the GOODGUYS turned their nose up at VW's, This is our alternative Window Sticker Graphic for their happy little yellow sticker
Low-Gun Miller's street sweeper at the front door
These Funny car pics are food for thought. There is an old Funny car body hangin' around at the shop. It just may turn into a "Street Fighter" someday.