Usually when writing an article, I have a certain topic I want to write about. Whether it's just a run down of the event and the cars on display, or the history of a certain automobile. The truth is, I don''t really have a main topic for my coverage of this years Loyola Classic Car Show. I do have however a few smaller subjects I wouldn't mind sharing with you.
Ready? OK, here we go:
Subject 1 - These are the best kind of car shows:
Smaller, more local shows, like the Loyola Classic I think are some of the best. Sure, you may not find the craziest or newest builds, or even a significantly large quantity of cars, but what you will see are familiar and friendly faces, and even some new ones.
It's catching up with people, and even having new conversations with those you've never met before that really gives car culture that spark. The ability to bring people together over cars, with a complete disregard for all those sensitive topics we are overwhelmed with today. This is very true for those more local car shows.
Subject 2 - For Young and Old
What I really like about the Loyola Classic Car Show is the demographic of people that shows up. Although it is mainly older people who are the ones who bring their cars, a lot of families and the students from Loyola College stay for the show and often help run the event. Actually the main organisers are all past students of the school.
This gets those too young (or too broke like me) to own a car involved in car culture, whilst participating in it with people they know. It eventually forms one big inclusive circle and ensures that the torch is passed down to the next generation, rather than dropped in a figurative lake.
Subject 3 - A Tribute to the Lion
If you don't know already, GM has just this past week decided to kill off the Holden brand, meaning the end of all Holden sales, design and building activities by 2021. Whether you saw this coming, or was given quite a surprise by the news, it's sad to see Australia's automotive giant crumble the way it has.
And I guess like any Australian car meet, there was a strong collection of Holden's, ranging from the popular Commodore...
...to a very clean collection of LX Toranas.
Certainly a proper local, close to home send off for the mighty Lion.