Classic cars in Tucson
Image: time_anchor 2011
A show packed with classic cars and plenty of visitors was held near Tucson, Arizona, this month, although the vehicles were not the only reason to attend.
The show was also home to a blue festival and a barbeque cook-off, so there was plenty to see and do, even if you were not particularly enamoured by the classic and custom autos which lined the street.
From Ford hot rods to 1970s Lincoln Continentals, a large section of the American auto industry was represented by the attendant vehicles.
A 1957 Ford Thunderbird (pictured above) and a convertible Chevrolet from the same year were particularly big draws, with owners happy to discuss their vehicles with anyone who was interested.
Even the classics which looked largely untouched on the outside had probably received some serious work over the years, with engine tune-ups and replacement parts bringing the cost of maintenance up, along with the inherent value of each vehicle.
It looks like the event was enough of a success to warrant a return in 2013, and the nearby mountains provide a perfect backdrop for the elegant classics and tricked-out autos to strut their stuff in front of an eager audience.