For Labor Day weekend I went back to home (Ohio), and was lucky enough to head over to Put-in-Bay island on Labor Day for the weekly classic car parade. Put-in-Bay is a small yet really fun island, and every Sunday there is a car parade that goes through downtown. According to their website, there are more vintage antique and classic vehicles per capita on Put-in-Bay Island than anywhere else in the world! Check out this locally owned 1915 Ford Model T, for instance.
The Labor Day car parade is special; however, because it is the last of the summer season -because of this, it is usually the biggest and also probably one of the most fun ones. Last year there was 98 cars and this year they were hoping to break 100!
We brought our 1954 Packard Convertible over to the island to join in on the fun, and I got to drive for most of it which was particularly cool. A police escort both led the parade as it made stops through local venues such as Heineman’s Winery, GOAT, the Boat House, Mossback’s and then ending at the Crew’s Nest near the Put-in-Bay yacht club. The police blocked the roads for us which made it a very nice parade and allowed everyone to stay together and organized, which was super nice to have.
There was a wide variety of cars in attendance, from truly antique cars such as the Model T to more “modern” classics such as Corvettes, Mustangs and a few Cadillacs. There were even two amphibious vehicles! While I typically cover cars from the Euro car scene, I really enjoy the classic car scene and hope one day to have a few classics myself. One of my favorite cars was this Cadillac which was just oozing in style & grace:
Here are a few more cars I really enjoyed, then I’ll take you to the full photo gallery to see the rest. I tried to photograph as many cars as I could, but there was a lot going on and so I just did my best with what I could!
Speaking of cool 4×4 trucks, this Toyota FJ was extra cool with an umbrella and all:
And last but not least, a little VW/Audi love: A very nice Karmann Ghia: