since 2006, we have yet to miss lakewood's car kulture show. and this year's show seemed the biggest one yet. next year, there is talk of adding another block to accommodate more cars. we went earlier in the day, and the street was already bustling with people.
there were some old favorites from past shows, some new ones, and works-in-progress. all cars in the show must be pre 1972, along with scooters and motorcycles. it is pretty amazing to see the transformation done on some of these cars, and the detail work put into them (inside and out) is pretty amazing.
we stopped at bela dubby to re-energize with cold drinks, food, and rest our legs.
then down the alley next to the shop was a small craft show hosted by cleveland craft coalition. there were some adorable pillowcase dresses being sold (i didn't catch the artist's name) along with some fabulous vintage items by stephie lou (an artist i first came across at a craft show hosted by salty not sweet). in case you're interested, cleveland craft coalition hosts a craft show the first saturday every month at bela dubby from 12 - 4 p.m.
of course, like previous years, there was some excellent, live rockabilly music playing through out the car show, which i think always adds to the ambiance of the whole event. you might have even spotted emma and gram dancing around in the street (it's too bad i didn't capture that great moment).
and if live music wasn't enough during the car show, there was a lakewood car kulture show after party at the garage bar where you could enjoy some live tunes by heelsplitter (you don't want to miss frankenbass in action) and scoliosis jones (did i ever mention the drummer in that band is REALLY cute?). this was the first time i had ever heard heelsplitter play and they were fantastic! scoliosis jones followed after, with each member donning a heelsplitter t-shirt to show their love and appreciation for the band.
it was a great way to finish off a day filled with vintage automative splendor.