I arrived shortly after the 6 PM start and the show was already packed; I made a beeline to the small lot on the West end of the event because I most often don’t get a chance to shoot those cars until it gets too dark. Bag Shot Row was the band and they sang oldies from the ’50s & ’60s; this group has been together since ‘the lads were 13’. Here they are on YouTube and on YouTube you’ll find original performances of songs they covered at this link. Check out my ‘teaser’ photo gallery for Bensenville.
Jeff ‘introduced’ me to his gorgeous ’62 Oldsmobile Starfire (more here).
Finally I have a little more info about the cars of two familiar guys who attend these shows. Allen recently purchased this 1969 W34 Oldsmobile Toronado, front wheel drive He took two trips to Dubuque to check it out and bought it on the third one. The motor is a 455 rated at 400 horsepower/510 ft. lbs. of torque. Only a third of the 28,494 Toronados built in ’69 were equipped with the W34 package. He also owns a Mercury Marauder and a 1969 Shelby Cobra which I saw at Bud & Anna’s show in Hodgkins.
Joe’s 1940 Ford Deluxe, Business Coupe has a fuel injected Corvette motor; he garages this vehicle at home so it’s easiest to bring to the car shows. Joe also owns a midnight blue Ford Galaxy, which is part of my teaser gallery for the 9-10-2012 Westchester show.
“The iconic 1940 Ford Coupe was recently added to our growing stable of officially licensed all-steel reproduction car bodies. “
Music of Bag Shot Row
Original music covered by Bag Shot Row
- All My Loving by The Beatles
- I Fought The Law by The Bobby Fuller Four (1966)
- Henry the 8th by Herman’s Hermits
- Keep On Dancing by The Gentrys