Once again Nate Truman’s StarCarCentral.com gang gathered to participate in the Camarillo Christmas parade! We were almost rained out last time, but this time it was practically a trouble free event!
We all lined up in the morning and most everyone found the starting line, Alex and Oscar decided to go to the end of the parade first! Eventually we were all in place ready to start the parade! Sue even came with out her Get Smart Sunbeam to support the SCC! She got to ride in Bumblebee for her efforts!
Alex and Oscar finally found the right end of the parade, and all was fine, until we started up the cars to get moving down the street! I looked back and saw Lou’s hood of his Starsky and Hutch Torino up, and Alex getting out some jumper cables!
Another first for the day, we have all had to get a jump to start a car at some point, but have you ever seen KITT from Knight Rider and the Torino from Starsky and Hutch helping each other out?
I assumed Lou’s car needed a jump, I went back to check and heard it running, so ran back to my A-Team van as the parade was moving!
With Lou’s car up and running, Jason kept snapping photos, and found a few Cheerleaders who wanted a shot with John’s Bumblebee Camaro! I think Bumblebee is smiling!
So we got the signal to start rolling, and we all start moving out, except Alex in his KITT from Knight Rider! What? He never, NEVER breaks down. Alex is always over prepared! Should we leave KITT and take Alex? Leave Alex behind? Where’s Devon and Bonnie and the big Knight Rider Truck when you need them?
So the parade moves out, and so do we! Luckily the parade wasn’t moving too fast! We inched forward, and while we waited to join the main parade, Alex had a talk with KITT and convinced him it would be good to start at this time. KITT agreed, and joined the line up at the last minute!
Everyone lined up based on the age of the show they were from, oldest to newest!
Herbie led the group today, as the theme was “Christmas through the Decades”! Even though The Love Bug has been in movies and TV shows spanning 50 years, the first movie was from the 60’s so Jason was up first!
We could have had the Batmobile for the 60’s too, but I needed more seats for my kids “aka” Banner holders- so I brought my A-Team van instead! The 70’s was all Starsky and Hutch,
and the 80’s were represented by The A-Team van, KITT, and Magnum P.I.
And bringing up the 2000’s was Bumble Bee from the Transformer movies!
As each car drives by, its fun to watch the faces light up as they recognize some old friends! Each car has its fans, some people get it wrong (pointing at KITT) “It’s the Batcar!” and the littlest kids stare blankly at all of us, then point to the end and scream “BUMBLEBEE! Mom’s it’s bumblebee!”
It’s always fun to bring smiles to fans of our cars and it’s also fun to get together afterward and swap stories too! A fun Christmas get together at a secret location where another starcar lies in wait to rise from the ashes, and a trip to see the long awaited Black Beauty near by topped off a fun star car day!
Next up, The BLACK BEAUTY!
Bonus MERRY CHRISTMAS PHOTO! WHERE’S JERRY BEEN LATELY?
HE’S BEEN HANGING WITH A DIFFERENT SHORTER CROWD FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON!