It was a sunny, warm Saturday when my son Ryan and I went to the 61st Sacramento Autorama. It is hard to believe only two weeks earlier it was foggy and freezing at the Turlock Swap Meet. It had been five years since we last went to the Autorama but it appeared well attended. There were cars everywhere, every building at Cal Expo was completely filled with cars and displays. Every time we wanted to take a picture we would have to wait for people to clear out of the way. The Saturday drive in event, where they allowed people to drive their own cars in and display them outside the buildings was great. A lot of the cars outside were just as nice as the ones inside. It seems that even in this bad economy and with admission prices of $18.00, people still love cars!
We had a good time looking at all the cars and collecting flyers of upcoming shows and swap meets. Ryan got to sample new and strange kinds of beef jerky. We saw the 32 Deuce Coupe from the movie American Graffiti as well as Paul LeMat who played John Milner. He looks a little older than I remember but then again I probably do too.
I was hoping to have the 2011 award winners but they haven’t released the results online yet. So, we thought we would pick a few of our winners. My son Ryan loves Shelby Cobras and Mini Coopers so it is no surprise that this car wins the “Ryan’s Favorite Car Award”. The following are a few of our favorites.
Sadly, the 2011 NorCal Car Culture award winners will not receive large cash prizes, or even small cash prizes or even a plaque but we do appreciate all the hard work, the time and the money, that goes into building these beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles. To see the actual 2011 Sacramento Autorama award winners you can check out their website: http://www.rodshows.com/.
Also, you can see the rest of the photos that we took in our 2011 Sacramento Autorama Photo Gallery.
Let us know which ones were your favorites.