My Imperials' first show in quite awhile!

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  1. patrick66

    patrick66 Senior Member

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    And it was a success! Not only did it run flawlessly, brake as expected, and perform beautifully...it took home some hardware, too! We had our club cruise and show today (6/13). It was a miini-show at Pop's Diner on Rt 66 in Arcadia, OK that cruised to a fine collection of cars and automobiles displayed in four buildings, just a few miles away! From there, we proceeded to cruise 25 miles to the endpoint - another mini show, hosted by Brad Katunng, noted Molar collector and someone I've had the pleasure of knowing for over 30 years. There, we had a grill fired up with the best burgers and dogs cooking up, along with a buffet line for the extras. All of this was set in Brad's 15-car collection of wonderful muscle-era Mopars and three rare-when-new Vipers. The early cars include a restored 1964 Dodge altered wheelbase car, a '66 Hemi Satellite hardtop (my absolute favorite!!!), and other B- & E-bpdy muscle.

    We had award presentarions to wrap things up. They were awarded according to decade. I wasn't expecting anything, I go to have fun and hang out. We had a "kids pick", so the four girls selected convertibles - my '66 Imperial, and a Hellcat Challenger conversion! Kids dig ragtops!

    Next was class. Mine was one of nine in the '60s class, so it got broke into two classes. I got 2nd in 1963-1966 of five. Heck yeah!

    Lastly was the host pick. Brad chose mine! I felt quite honored, as his cars are truly spectacular and his standards are way, way up there! Moot often do I fall speechless, but when he said "My choice is the 1966 Imperial convertible", I was stoked!

    So, for her first car show appearance in over two years, she drove 119 miles effortlessly, got lots of great comments and appreciative loks, and brought home hardware, for that cherry on top!

    From L to R -
    2nd place mid-'60s
    Brad's Pick
    Kids Pick

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    Very good! Congratulations. Pics of the car?
     
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    Here ya go.

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    Today was our small cars and coffee that the local CofC sponsors. Probably 100 or so cars. Perfect weather for top-down driving - 70* and overcast. Drove there on side streets, but took the freeway home. The Imperial drives so well at 70-80 mph. Truly effortless cruising!
     
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    Mopar club meeting this evening. Brought the Imperial out for a nice drive to the lake - our nice-weather meeting spot. Had to use some starting fluid on the cold start today, I guess I'll have to check the carb to see if the bowl is draining somehow while It sits for a few days.

    With that, it was a fine 12-mile drive to the marina. I'm digging the car every time I drive it.
     
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