Sunday, August 6, 2017
Anchorage Car Show
We went to the annual Park Strip classic auto show on this fine day. There were a lot of cars I had seen before but many I had never seen. There were over a hundred cars there. UPDATE: News says over 500 displays.
I never finished my Denali posts, but got busy with life. Nothing worth posting, just doing things that took up all my time. I did try to read others posts and leave comments though.
My Squrrelanator has been a failure. I came home to find a squirrel on top of the trap trying to break in. I will try different bait, they do not go for bird seed, but the Jays ate the seeds I left out and luckily did not get caught.
My scope broke on my AR-15 hole puncher so I am back to iron sights like back in the military.
I ordered Kathy a camera to learn to use before she goes on vacation. I chose the Lumix FZ-80. It weighs about 1/4 of what my Nikon weighs and has a 20mm to 1200mm lens with image stabilization. It can shoot a short burst of 30 FPS and a long burst of 10 FPS and it came with a 64G SD card. Being super light it has a tiny battery and limits it to 300 shots per charge. Fortunately, Kathy does not have photo diarrhea like me. It came and I charged the battery and set up the basics. I am amazed at the zoom and quality of pictures it takes. This is a $ 400 do everything light weight camera. I should have taken it to the car show, but it is her camera, not mine.
My neighbors have not started packing their camper yet and they had planned to be on the road for Oregon by 1 August. Seems some doc appointments came up and pushed launch date back. That meant he was at the car show with his MG A today. It is somewhat of a beater, yet looks good. He got it as a teen and drove it to school and college and then drove it when he visited his parents. He is 66 now and has it up here to drive on nice days.
The Kitty has a vet appointment tomorrow to have his blood sugar checked every hour all day. I could have done it they said, but I did not him want to hate me forever.
Some people will give anyone a ride.
I was happy to see a lot of the late 60's muscle cars there.
Not much ground clearance for turns on this beauty.
I had never seen a FACTORY FIVE before, this one is powered by a Subaru WRX engine in the middle connected to a Porche type transaxle. I also do not recall seeing a real Pantera before.
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