Should you find yourself cruising just south east of Austin, Texas, the weekend before Veteran's day, I would highly suggest you make a stop in the town of Bastrop to attend the Veteran's Weekend Car Show and maybe fill up on some good food from some of the local vendors or some of the local restaurants like Anita's Mexican Restaurant located at 1010 Main Street (recommended), while enjoying the car show. All put on by the Bastrop Area Cruisers and the Downtown Business Alliance.
Friday the 7th was the "Meet & Greet Registration" from 4:30 till 8:00pm. The main street of Bastrop was closed on Saturday for a fun filled day. The show last year attracted over 260 vehicles from all over the spectrum, from Rods and Customs, to original muscle cars, motorcycles and what appeared to be some "fresh barn finds". The show was held in conjunction with a Veterans' Ceremony which was scheduled for 11am. The car show ran from registration at 7am until the trophies were handed out at 4:30pm. The awards were given in multiple categories including Best Chevrolet, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Participant's Choice, 20 different classes, DBA award and ending with the Best in Show. Sunday ended the weekend with a cruise to the beautiful Hyatt Lost Pines Resort where you could show your car from 8am-10am while you enjoy your brunch.
One of the highlights of the day, as it is for a lot of folks, the trip you take to get to the show. I had to drive south on 95. This is some of the most beautiful country roads that you'll find in Texas. The leaves on the trees have began to change to the normal fall colors of orange, yellow and deep reds, colors that are mostly enjoyed by the folks cruising to shows in other parts of the country. This along with the 80 degree temperatures and low humidity made for some very nice cruising down 95 towards Bastrop.
Enough chatter from me, enjoy a few of my photos from the Veterans' Day Show '08........see you in '09.