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1940 Buick Eight, With Fixed Metal External Sun Visor, At Alton (N.H.) McDonald’s On June 19, 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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It was last Thursday afternoon and I saw it as I was approaching the Alton rotary — from Rte 28 (West). It was already on the rotary. I immediately spotted the fixed, external metal visor. You don’t see those anymore. I guess they wreak havoc to the aerodynamics of a car and I can just imagine the forces exerted on it at speed. I wanted the kids to see it. I had a hunch that it would pull into McDonald’s. Took a ‘wager’ with the kids. I won. It did pull into McDonald’s. I followed it and managed to park right next to it.

Not having grown up here and with nearly all the cars in Ceylon, in my time, having been European, I don’t know much about old American cars. But, I know a cool car when I see it.

They were from Maine. I asked permission to take some pictures. Luckily Deanna had her camera on her. The driver told me it was a 1940. Wow. Even older than me. Showed the kids the visor. They, as I knew, thought it was cool. The lights at the back are so small compared to the rest of the car. Interesting. Not sure of the ‘heraldry’ on the ‘shield’ (coat of arms). Let me look it up. Wow. $250 for an emblem. OK. Found it on Wikipedia: “The Buick Trishield is rooted in the ancestral coat of arms of the automaker’s founder, David Dunbar Buick. That crest was a red shield with a checkered silver and azure diagonal line from the upper left to lower right, a stag above, and a punctured cross below. The division adopted this on its radiator grilles in 1937. In 1960, the logo underwent a major overhaul. Its single shield was replaced by a trio …” That stag is pretty stylized.

Anyway … ENJOY. Thought you might like to see the pictures. That is about all I know. Oh, I found out that the name denotes a straight 8 — like what they used on planes. Didn’t get the capacity or horsepower. Quick Google. Anything from 3L to 5L. 128hp to 168hp. Wow. We have come a long way. What does a stock 5L produce now — upwards of 350?

‘Nimbus 9’ At The Barnstead Parade Grounds, N.H., On Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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Country Mile‘ at Wolfeboro July 21, 2013.
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The wide open space of the Barnstead Parade Grounds on Saturday night. We were  in the last 'row' to speak -- the one behind what is hwon here.

The wide open space of the Barnstead Parade Grounds on Saturday night. We were in the last ‘row’ to speak — the one behind what is shown here. Click to ENLARGE.


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As far as we know, Greg Neveu, the Music Teacher from Barnestead Elementary School (BES), plays with Nimbus 9 — though it is hard to confirm this since their Website is, atypically, coy about the full names of the band members, albeit the list headed by a ‘Greg’. So we think it is one and the same. We saw Greg and a school recital at Prospect Mountain High School, Alton, a couple of years ago and were very impressed. A very gifted and driven young man. So when we heard that he played for a group, viz. Nimbus 9, we had gone and listened to them, in Barnstead, at this very same venue, maybe two years ago.

This Saturday Deanna saw that Nimbus 9 was playing again in Barnstead.

As you all know we had been going to Cate Park, Wolfeboro, for the last 3 Saturday evenings for the concerts — and had had much success. We were going to be spending much of the day in Wolfeboro that Saturday with the British Car Rally but decided that we would go to Barnstead in the evening.

Since the Cate Park concerts start at 7 pm I had just assumed that this was the de rigeur time for Summertime concerts in the Lake Region. I was wrong. Barnstead starts at 6 pm. So we missed the first fifteen minutes. Sorry.

Cate Park, July b20, 2013 for ‘Country Mile’.

Parking wasn’t an issue. We pulled in, rather close to a tree, right on the edge of the Park.

You would have to say that there wasn’t as many people as we had seen, regularly, at Cate. Maybe, at best, a third of what was there for ‘Country Mile’ last Saturday.

The atmosphere and dynamics of the two venues are also so different. Like chalk and cheese. Cate Park is a much smaller, intimate park. The Barnstead Parade Grounds, in comparison, is huge and wide open.

At Cate Park everybody (or pretty close to everybody) sits on folding chairs neatly arrayed in neat, orderly, properly space, concentric semi-circles. It is very staid, even bordering on British. Though a few people (though not always the same) dance that is about the extent of the ambulatory activity. Teenagers, vendors and raffle ticket sellers are conspicuous by their absence. Not so in Barnstead. Barnstead is more of a Summer evening in the park — with some group playing music in the background. As Deanna’s panorama above clearly depicts the seated audience is sparse and widely spaced. Much of the space by the bandstand is occupied by youngsters and some adults hula hooping, playing frisbee and soccer. Lots of kids. There was a fundraiser for Prospect Mountain High School. Lots of kids walking around selling popcorn, soda and raffle tickets. Lots of people having picnics.

In this midst Nimbus 9 played.

They definitely were OK. They are a contemporary cover band. The Top 40 is what they claimed, though they did a very good rendering of one of my favorite songs, and what I still think as my theme song, ‘The Joker’. I don’t think it has been in the top 40 in 30 years.

The acoustics of the open spaces is not that conducive to a band. There is really nothing to reverberate the sound. So the sound system was a bit challenged. I guess it was meant for indoor concerts. Trying to project sound across this park was asking a lot from it — and it ‘showed’. The high end was getting distorted. That bothered Deanna. Around 7:30 she asked whether I wanted to leave. I don’t like doing that. So we stayed till the end.

No doubt all the folks there had a good time. Nimbus 9 is uncomplicated. Straightforward. Very workmanlike. They belted out their repertoire. They had a local bass player, soon off to join the Marines, come on stage and play with them. That was a nice touch.

We will be in Wolfeboro next Saturday. Huggins Fair. We might, with luck, hear the music from Cate. Not sure whether we will make it to Cate. We stay till the bitter end at the Fair — which means close to 9 pm.

‘Show of Dreams’ British Cars of New Hampshire, In Wolfeboro, July 27, 2013: The Pictures.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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It was spectacular. Far exceeded expectations. So many cars. So many delightful cars. The weather was beyond perfect. The people were nice and were all having a grand time.

Lots and lots of different cars. A real trip down memory lane augmented with reminders of OUR continued GREATNESS as with the new, breathtaking Jaguar F-Type. What a beautiful car. Probably as close to perfection that you could ever achieve in a car.

Acute shortage of Spitfires. Just one Mk II. Is it really true … Have all the Spitfires rusted away? I hope not. I owned two. One red and the other pageant blue (a color I still hate).

Two Stags. Both yellow. Aaahhhh! Lots and lots of TR 6s. That might be my next purchase IF I ever have any money. There was a beautiful one, with just 9,000 miles, for sale for $21K. Wow.

A couple of Triumph GT6s. Haven’t seen one of those in decades. In the early 1970s had a friend, Dave, who owned one. He loved it. It sure was fast. But I still think it is an ugly car!

Great show. Well done. Bravo. Thank YOU.


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Annual ‘Show of Dreams’ British Cars of New Hampshire Show In Wolfeboro, Sat. July 27, 2013, 10 – 3 pm.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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The kids and Deanna want to go. I was ambivalent. I don’t have the money to buy one or own one, so just looking at them doesn’t do much for me. But, Devanee made a good point: ‘you know all the cars, we don’t. So we should go so we can see them’. Fair enough. I think it is free. So, weather permitting, we will go. [It is FREE, but they suggest a donation for their fundraiser.]

I am sure I will see a couple of folks that I do know. Sure, I will see a few cars that I would love to own. But, that is OK.

It should be fun. There is going to be music and food. Possibly a bagpiper.

So see you there. I am the Brown Guy with a big grin. Easy enough to spot in Wolfeboro.

This Saturday, July 27, 2013, Cate Park, Wolfeboro, N.H., Free Concert Is: ‘Windham Concert Band’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
1/
Country Mile‘ at Wolfeboro July 21, 2013.
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 July 14, 2013.

3/ ‘Blues Brothers the Next Generation‘ in Wolfeboro  July 7, 2013.


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A change of pace, a change of style after the last 3, very successful, concerts at Cate Park — in picturebook weather.

I guess this is really the traditional music for a bandstand in the park venue.

It should be fine. It should gel nicely with the demographics of Wolfeboro, the oldest Summer resort in the U.S.A (and the location of the ‘Mittens‘ 79th home). [I haven’t seen him at any of the concerts. I guess he has live entertainment in his compound.]

If the weather is kind we might go. 

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