Louisville Labor Day Fall Festival and Grand Parade – 9/2 thru 9/4/2011
Labor Day weekend was actually a fairly labor-intensive one for the Hippie Limo as we had two auto shows, a parade, and a great birthday gig on the calendar. Saturday morning found us at the Louisville, CO Fall Motorfest at Community Park. This yearly event is sponsored by several local business, including Louisville Tire and Auto Care, Louisville Napa Auto Parts, Always Best Care Senior Services, and of course the City of Louisville. Though a relatively small show compared to the Wild West Roundup in Golden, CO we were at earlier in the year, it was a lot of fun. The usual mix of muscle cars and proper antiques surrounded the Hippie Limo, some of which made our 1965 microbus seem like a spring chicken in comparison. A prime example of such automotive senior citizens was the late 1920’s era Stutz Rumble Seat Coup that was right next to us (which incidentally was also the show winner). Mike Landess of Denver‘s Channel 7 News was the guest judge (and I gather he has been for several years), and though I applaud his selection of show winner, I do at least hope our Hippie Limo gave him a bit of a pause in his consideration. 😉
We also were lucky enough to meet a couple of birthday revelers (see below) who decided to pose with the Hippie Limo as well as Adam Pitale of Adam’s Premium Car Care in Boulder, CO, a first-rate detailing products producer and service, who invited us to attend the Boulder Creek Hometown Fair‘s own Hometown Car Show the following day. My family and friends LOVE to go to this festival as well as its Memorial Day twin known simply as the Boulder Creek Festival. If you’ve never gone then definitely put both on your calendars as you will experience an array of vendors, tastes, attractions, and performers that you will find nowhere else.
When the sun rose Monday morning it was off to lineup for the Louisville Labor Day Parade. This year’s theme was Magic in the Air, and the Hippie Limo’s attempt to honor it was a playlist for our crowd-pleasing sound system that included The Who’s Magic Bus, The Lovin’ Spoonful‘s Do You Believe in Magic, and Steppenwolf’s Magic Carpet Ride. We were pretty much near the end of the parade so a few of the estimated 20,000 attendees may have already left, but we certainly felt that there were more than enough cheers, thumbs-up, and peace-signs to go around. Sadly we have no pictures of us in the parade, so if anyone out there does please send them to us.
Well, that about wraps it up for our labor-filled Labor Day. We can’t wait to see what next year brings!
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