With over 250 entries the first Yarnell Car Show had almost more cars than town. The population of Yarnell at last census was about 800, after the 2013 fire destroyed over 100 homes the population is less. Downtown can’t be more than a couple miles long.
Scottsdale resident and firefighter Lance Parker loves Yarnell and classic cars so put the two together to raise funds for the Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park.
My Dad liked cars and worked his way from mechanic to Service Manager at a Cadillac dealership in the Chicago suburbs. He taught me quite a bit about repairs, when you could still fix cars yourself. A friend drove an El Camino and I remember that the doors weighed a ton. The owner of this one told me the door hinges had to be replaced often.
I may not know the exact years or models but I do know these cars have personality and style. Today’s cars all look alike to me. But then I’m more into trucks.
Dad used to take me cruising in his 1963 Corvette, until he blew the engine.
Seems like the Yarnell Car Show was a huge success so hope it happens again next year.
Any of these bring back memories?
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