Each year, one of the biggest historic car events in Kansas happens just a few blocks from our house. The Ol’ Marais River Run Car Show celebrated its 26th anniversary with nearly 1,800 of the most beautiful cars made before 1973. My husband, Jim, my brother, David, and my nephew Joe wore ourselves out exploring Forest Park, where the cars were on display. Then, Saturday night, we had the opportunity to watch, listen, and smell them drive through town during their annual cruise. All of these cars are an amazing combination of art, power, and history.
I’m drawn to the cars from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. My husband loves all things Mopar from the 1960s. My brother is into antique trucks. My nephew was on the lookout for Cobras. We all found what we were looking for.
The Ol’ Marais River Run show is also an amazing community event. The stores are open late. Main Street is packed with people watching the Saturday night cruise. People were on foot all over town watching for their favorite cars.
I shot nearly 240 photos. These are my favorite 120. Click on any thumbnail picture to enlarge it! Please feel free to add comments about the make, model and year if you know it.