Last year, the Italian Car Fest in Grapevine, Texas was so much fun, that I decided to drag everyone there again this year, when it was held on September 8th 😉
Thankfully the weather was a bit cooler than last year, and unlike last year, I wasn’t the only one of the family who brought the camera. Both girls brought theirs!
I waited until a couple of days before, to tell the girls that we were going, thinking that after watching several seasons of Top Gear on Netflix (and LIKING it!!), they’d appreciate it more than they did last year. Sara wasn’t too thrilled about going, but remembered the gelato (that they were supposed to have, but didn’t have last year) and asked “can we get gelato??” Um, we’ll see! (No gelato this year either!)
When I asked Melissa if she was excited about going, she answered with a very non-excited “sure…probably gonna bring my camera, too”.
It was actually a nice day, without any whining from the kids!!
Don’t expect to see too many “whole car” shots…with all these rude people there, who couldn’t be bothered to wait three seconds for me to get my shot, I had to get a little creative 😉
Today’s installment: Ferraris!
1966 Ferrari Dino 206sp
Wouldn’t mind taking that one for a spin 😉 While I was there, I overheard someone say that this is a $2 million car!
I happened to watch the news at Noon one day and heard about the Italian Car Fest in Grapevine TX on September 10, 2011. It didn’t take much to talk Greg into it, and we didn’t have any other plans yet, so why not, right? We didn’t tell the girls that we were going to a car show, because we didn’t want to listen to the whining all the way there, so I just told them we were going to an “Italian Fest”. They did have some food there (Italian Sausages and meatballs, and they were supposed to have gelato, too, but I think it was just too hot out, because we didn’t see any sign of it).
It would have been nice to have Cameron with us. Not Nick, because every non-American made car is a foreign pos to him. And my dad! He would have loved it! One of my favorite memories of my dad is going to the “100 Years Automobile” Show in Stuttgart, Germany, back in 1986. Just him and me. Must have gotten the car bug (along with the photography bug) from him 😉 He used to work for Daimler Benz in Untertürkheim as an engineer (he designed the rear axle) from 1970 until he passed away in 1992.
Anyway…. the pictures…..
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
1996 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster
Don’t you wish you could drive one of these home?
(Can you believe I was a little more organized this time and actually know what cars they are?!)
A little teaser for all the car lovers out there. We went to the Italian Car Fest in Grapevine, TX this past Saturday. This little beauty was definitely one of the highlights (and my second favorite car).
I’ll have pictures soon!