The Frog Follies is one of the largest 1949 and earlier street rod shows in the world. It spans over a 3 day weekend starting this year on August 26 through the 28th. On average the event brings in over 4,000 street rods, covering the entire Evansville, IN 4H Grounds. Needless to say, the entire city knows it’s time for the Follies when restaurants, hotels, and the roads are filled with loud cars and cool attitudes.
This year I plan on attending the event and taking pictures from gate open till gate close time on Saturday August 27th. In past years I’ve always attended the event with friends and family, but not had enough time to really appreciate all the hard work put into these amazing vehicles. Thankfully I’ve upgraded my photography equipment and cleared my schedule for what hopefully be one of the largest galleries from the Follies ever. Previous years have been me attending faithfully, but not producing any kind of content for the webs, hopefully this year will be different.
Evansville Frog Follies
I’ll be attending the NMRA in Joliet, IL on saturday July 17th. There will be pictures taken, video captured, and plenty of memories made of my annual journey up north. Usually I end up spending a good amount of time in the car show area and take a break in the bleachers with a nice cold brew and watch some drag racing.
The National Mustang Racing Association event will actually start on Thursday July 15th and continue through the weekend until July 18th. There are always a ton of booths, awesome drag racing, and this year 2 massive car shows. As of now, weather wise, looks like there might be some scattered rain on Saturday, but other than that smooth sailing.
If you are a vendor and have some cool swag to hook me up with I’ll be happy to do a free sponsored post for your company. Please use this form to contact me to arrange a meeting, as I’d love to say hi and see what your company is doing for the Mustang market. Hope to see you there!
Expect a few posts once I get back, which will include NMRA pictures and video.
[ad#Top of Post Left]The auto shows are amazing. They show all of these super cool looking cars that are to come and some of the new features on the current model cars. They also show new designs that will be implemented on current cars. As amazing as it is, there is one thing that gets me about these shows. It’s the concept cars.
Concept cars are cars that are seriously being thought about publicly selling. When they show off a concept car they are getting feedback on the car they are thinking about releasing. Concept cars are usually not in final form but they can be almost completed as far as the body work goes.
One thing about concept cars is that they look really awesome. The new styling on some of these cars is just amazing to look at. Even if all you see are the pictures online! Now here lies the problem with concept cars. They are not done yet. They are like a teaser of the real car that may or may not be made available and produced for the public.
Take for instance the new Chevy Volt. A lot of buzz was created when GM introduced a concept car, the Chevy volt a few years ago. The car not only looked amazing it had some great features. It could run on all battery power and it did not use its gas engine to power the wheels. Instead it used its motor to power a generator to charge a set of batteries which then ran the car. Each wheel has an electric motor built in.
It has yet to be released, but it could be the style of car for the future.The future in which cars are electric. The problem is they ruined it! General Motors teased us with a beautiful looking car only to change its body style almost completely compared to the concept version. Now it looks like a Chevy Impala/Toyota Yaris smashed together. It is a bit different than the impala but it’s too similar for my liking. There is nothing wrong with the impala but what GM had was a totally new style, a body for a new never released car. It looked great and would have stood out a lot. Now for the preview of the production car we get half of what we wanted.
So that’s what bugs me about car shows and the concept cars. Just don’t fall in love with a concept car too much as you may be disappointed by the production version.