The July edition of Chillin’ on Beale Street is now history and I would like to tip my hat to the folks from the Route66 Cruizers, Arizona Car Nutz, Kingman Downtown Merchants Association, and the Route 66 Association of Kingman. Congratulations on a job well done and I am eagerly awaiting the August event that plans indicate will be even larger with a farmers market, vendors, and even more classic cars. The turn out wasn’t as large as I had hoped. I am quite sure near record temperatures and a storm that was building over the Cerbat Mountains deterred a number of folks from venturing beyond the reach of the air conditioner.
Still, the diversity of vehicles was most impressive. Among the rarities spotted were a 1947 Hudson pick up truck pictured with its hood up.

The buildings reflecting the sunset added a nice touch to the event. The sinking sun also fueled an increase in the number of folks who stepped out to enjoy the music, the cars, and the friendly atmosphere.

What would a car show be without at least one representative of the tri five Chevy crowd? This 1955 model is seen often on the streets of Kingman and is a regular at most shows.

When was the last time you saw a purple MG? This is another example of the diversity that makes Chillin’ on Beale Street a real treat for the automotive enthusiast.

Like two book ends representing opposite ends of automotive history and Ford Motor Company products in general are this Mustang and Model T. The T is another car that is seen often on the streets of Kingman.

My wife captured these fine examples of street rods and the muscle car genre. Do you care to take a guess as to what engine was under the hood in these rods?
Okay, this has nothing to do with Chillin’ on Beale Street. Still, I couldn’t resist sharing this photo of a quail on our fence taken by my wife.
As you can see from this rotund fellow we do not have a large number of loose cats in the neighborhood.