Up early in the AM (0709) to give Mini a bath and pedicure for the annual Shaker Square Show.
I stopped at SpeedWay to top up on CAM2, and then over to McDonald’s, where I ate and joined up with friends, helpers, and neighbors Ed and Nathan Mayer in their 1974 MG Midget, and his lovely wife Jodi, in their MINI Cooper S.
We travelled in convoy through exurban, suburban, and urban interstate (I-90), over city streets through downtown and inter-city areas, and then past the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University Campuses to Shaker Square. http://www.shakersquare.net/
(Jodi followed as the support vehicle, and she told us people where taking pictures of our cars on the highway).
We arrived, and setup.
Shaker Square (actually in the City of Cleveland) is a great place for a car show: an urban oasis where old and new come together. Sharon arrived, and we had a great lunch at Fire with Ed, Jody, , and Nathan. – http://www.shakersquare.net/ssm/fire.htm
We had a good day, as Mini took first
And Ed second, in a very good Midget class.
Ed and Jodi Mayer, above.
We had a nice drive back across town, and took Lake road from the Clague exit off of I-90, adding the scenes of Lake Erie and millionaires mansions to our viewing variety.
I recall many years ago, being in a small, old garage in Lakewood (Imported Car Service) that serviced British cars, seeing a poster from the Shaker Square show, and dreaming of someday being there…
As dreams are made on;”
From a Brit named Will (The Tempest), and though somewhat out of context, that’s my story, and I’m stickin to it!
(N.B.: Graham patiently helped us up and down over many technical challenges this past year, and the single malt was an expression of our gratitude. The Moral of the story is that What Goes Around, Comes Around, and when we do well for others, others will do well for us….)
I met Ed Mayher and his trusty sidekick Nathan at the local Scottish restaurant, and we drove on mostly back roads to the Brunswick Public Library, where we participated in a show with about 25 cars. There was variety there, and a good time was had by all.