Editor’s Note: There are several car shows every year in and around Tucson metro area. We try to provide information about these events on our Events Calendar. If you are a serious car buff or not, you will need to visit the Franklin Auto Museum which is open from October – Memorial Day from 10 am – 4pm.
(Friend Sally Reichardt who lives in Sonoita emailed me some photographs she had taken recently at the Sahuarita Classic Car Show and I asked her if we could share them with our Southern Arizona Guide visitors and newsletter readers. She said “Sure” so here they are with her comments.)
Bryce found a car show happening on Saturday @ the Quail Creek Veterans Municipal Park in Sahuarita. It was the 27th Annual Sahuarita Classics Car Show (formerly the Tubac Collector Car Show) and was the first time the event was held in Sahuarita. Always looking for something to do, off we went.
Admission was $5.00 per person and well worth it. About 300 cars were categorized nicely on the grass soccer fields. No dogs (or alcohol) were allowed so you didn’t have to worry about where you stepped!
I ran into Jim Chumbler (Chumbler Realty) whom I hadn’t seen in about 15 years. He’s pictured here with his great car. I forgot to see the year & make of the car but Bryce said it appears to be a 1939 or 1940 Ford Deluxe. Gorgeous car.
Amyda (my sister) said to look for a yellow ’57 Chevy which would, no doubt, be owned by Steve Thatcher – someone she had worked with. Pretty easy to spot a yellow ’57 Chevy. I walked up to two men talking & asked if one was Steve Thatcher. Sure enough. It was his car in high school and he said he planned to be buried in it. Not quite sure if he was teasing. Super nice guy and he was nice to pose for me with his beautiful car.
They definitely needed more than three food trucks. I was second in line for the street tacos truck and waited about 25 minutes for our food. Little did I know there were about 5 in front of me waiting as well. I ordered the carne asada tacos for Bryce. They only came in threes. He said they were good but quite greasy and too much food for him for lunch.
There was no seating anywhere. People were sitting on the concrete parking blocks. I chose to stand for fear of getting down and not being able to get back up. Hahaha. I ordered a bean and cheese burrito – for ease in eating standing up. Or so I thought. That burrito was huge and I ate less than half.
Made with whole pinto beans instead of refries, it was impossible to pick up. I think Bryce’s was $13.00 and mine was $6.00. The other two food trucks had long lines so their wait time was lengthy as well, I’m sure.