Over the past couple of years, we’ve made the annual trek to the Kool April Nites Cruise and Car Show in Redding, Ca. In its 27th year, Kool April Nites continues to please classic car owners and general auto fans alike. This year it was expected to register over 1,900 classic cars (aged 1979 or older) for the event with all proceeds going to local youth charities. The main draws of the week-long event are the Friday night cruise and the big Show & Shine on Saturday outside the Redding Civic Auditorium. Additionally, there are concerts, dances, and smaller Show & Shines at different locations during the week. The Redding weather in April can be hit and miss, but the show goes on rain or shine. This year, it stormed all day Friday with a huge amount of rain falling in the afternoon – by all accounts over 2 inches. But by Cruise time that evening, the rain had stopped, the Cruise began on time and it was an enormous hit yet again. There weren’t as many spectators as usual due to the weather earlier in the day, but many still came out along the route to enjoy the beauties (and some entries not so beautiful) drive by. Continue reading
Thunderbird at the Kool April Nites Friday cruise.
Last year, we signed up for the Kool April Nites Car Show in Redding a few months in advance of the show. As it got closer to the scheduled day, the weatherman predicted rain throughout the weekend and since our registered ’41 Chevy doesn’t sport windshield wipers, we opted not to drive the 210 miles to the show. RainX only goes so far! Of course, it didn’t rain as predicted, so we missed a great weekend seeing friends and ogling the great classics at the show. Continue reading