The Route 66 Parade and car show was Duarte’s big deal event. The car show and park were a bust, barely two dozen cars and tent upon tent of bargain basement “crap show” merchandise stuffed into the park. Sorry metblog readers, it hasn’t been like that the last few years and had I known the changes I would not have put this up as an event worth seeing. I’m not a fan of the changes and won’t be going back.
However, the day was not a total loss as the Obi Wan art car was interesting. Outside of CA most states won’t let you get away with gluing on tons of stuff onto your car and making it into an “art car”. Something to do with not having an annual safety inspection is the likely culprit why people get to run amok with their art car projects. This one drew a crowd. My favorite was the Red Hat Lady and her interactions with the various star wars characters who ventured out from under their blue tent.
More pics after the jump.
The pics are mine. They were bracketed images that were processed from RAW to HDR files via Photomatix. The same program was used for the tonemapping, then the final image was post processed with Virtual Photographer. More of the car and other art cars, or just unusual cars in my Odd-o-mobiles set on flickr.