Lubbock classic car show
Image: Martin Pettitt 2010
Thousands of classic car enthusiasts and locals visited the 14th annual Blue Ribbon Rally, held over the weekend in Lubbock, Texas.
Organisers estimate that the event drew in over 15,000 people and while it began life as an auction for motorcycles, it has since grown into a much broader show, which involves vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
While the show is focused on classic cars and custom vehicles, the proceeds raised by a raffle and an auction will be given to the Family Guidance and Outreach Centre, because this event has a long history of supporting local charities.
Early registration was open until Friday, with latecomers having the option to sign in and enter their vehicle into the rally on the day, for a fee of $30.
It is thought that over 200 different cars and bikes from decades gone by were rolling through the streets of Lubbock on Sunday.
Judges handed out prizes to just over 100 owners, with more than 40 categories of awards created, in order to recognise the hard work that has gone into preserving each classic.