I grew up my whole life around cars because my parents loved cars. So I was to attend the recent annual car show in the Capitola Village.
Now going on for six years, the Capitola Rod and Custom Classic has become a staple of car shows during the summer. And why not? The Capitola Village is a prime location for such an event. The small shops, the beach, and Margaritaville create the perfect environment. Walking down street after street of cars, the sun shining off the chrome, it’s hard not to love what you see.
But what you can’t see is the thick feeling of nostalgia that’s around. The people hanging around their cars are talking about cars, about being in cars, about hanging out with their friends when they were young, when it was better than today. It’s different for me, since I don’t have that true nostalgia, but what we do share is a true love for cars. And you can see that from the people who come down and walk around and look. Whether or not they’re experts, they know a nice car when they see one. They don’t make cars like they used to.