Young’uns Exonerated

26 May 2019 – “Oh dear,” I think, as my windows start to rattle, “those young’uns next door have turned into Neighbours From Hell, and cranked up the volume.”

Young’uns exonerated, I later discover, as I set out on a Sunday-afternoon walk.

All that volume, not to mention choice of musical genre, comes from a street festival just down the slope toward False Creek.

It’s the East Van Show & Shine!

A modest but eye-rivetting slew of vintage automobiles, sponsored by the resto behind that banner.

Right opposite, the band making all the ruckus.

Please note the dazzling little bicycle in the foreground — it’s one of the vehicles on display.

And “dazzling” is the word for almost every vehicle here. This red beauty, for example, its hood propped up so admirers can take lots of photos.

So shiny, so beautifully restored. No wonder the owner has propped that “Please Just Look” card in the side window.

Right across the way, another car. Also on display. Not shiny. Not beautifully — or, perhaps, at all — restored.

Not begging for respectful hands-off, either.

 

One last dazzler, before I carry on with my walk — a 1930 Ford.

With considerable artistic licence in the restoration.

No more photos, that’s it.

I have lots of delightful moments on my subsequent walk along False Creek, but … what could top the Show & Shine?

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