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What’s going on in Oklahoma: Weekend of April 7th-10th

Another nice weekend to get out and enjoy local activities. Hope you can find something to do!!

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Spring Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Apr 7th– 10th

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Spring Show- Tulsa Expo Center- Apr 7th– 10th

VIBES: Downtown Edmond’s Art Experience- Edmond- Apr 7th

Friends of the Lawton Public Library Annual Book Sale- Lawton Central Plaza- Apr 7th– 10th

Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt- Waurika- Apr 7th– 10th

Azalea Festival- Muskogee Honor Heights Park- Apr 7th– 30th

Trail of Tears Art Show- Tahlequah Cherokee Springs Plaza- Apr 7th– 30th

Oklahoma City Farm Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Apr 7th– 9th

OKC Philharmonic Presents: Star Wars- A New Hope- Oklahoma City Civic Center- Apr 8th– 9th

MAQG Quilt Show- Muskogee- Apr 8th– 9th

Sequoyah County OHCE Quilt Show- Sallisaw- Sequoyah County Fairgrounds- Apr 8th– 9th

Pontotoc County Quilt Show- Ada Pontotoc County Agri-Plex- Apr 8th– 9th

Springfest- Tulsa Garden Center- Apr 8th– 9th

Woolaroc Spring Traders Encampment- Bartlesville Woolaroc Museum- Apr 8th– 9th

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk- Norman- Apr 8th

Catch the Glow- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- Apr 8th

Summerfest- Collinsville- Apr 8th

Belle Isle Library Reopening Celebration- Oklahoma City Belle Isle Library- Apr 8th– 10th

Tonkawa Film Festival- Tonkawa Northern Oklahoma College- Apr 8th– 9th

Festival of Colors- Guthrie- Apr 9th

Trykes ‘N Tread Car Show- Lawton Great Plains Coliseum- Apr 9th– 10th

Cimarron Territorial Celebration and Cow Chip Throwing Contest- Beaver County Fairgrounds- Apr 9th– 16th

Cruizaders Car and Truck Show- Muskogee- Apr 9th

Outdoor Wildlife Expo and Fish Fry- Okemah Okfuskee County Fair Barn- Apr 9th

Oklahoma History Symposium- Oklahoma City Oklahoma History Center- Apr 9th

OKC Bird Bazaar- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Apr 9th

Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Show- Sand Springs Case Community Center- Apr 9th

Easter Eggstravaganza- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- Apr 9th

Cowboys and Cobblers- Duncan Chisholm Trail Heritage Center- Apr 9th

Show Me Reptile Show- El Reno Canadian County Faurgrounds- Apr 9th– 10th

Easter Bunny- Oklahoma City Shoppes at Northpark- Apr 8th– 9th

Spring Steam Train Rides- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Railway Museum- Apr 9th– 10th

Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma- Stillwater Oklahoma State University- Apr 9th

Eggstravaganza- Mustang Wildhorse Park- Apr 9th

Nicole Nichols Legacy Car Show- Duncan Stephens County Fair and Expo Center- Apr 9th

Enid Cars and Coffee- Enid- Apr 9th

Easter Egg Scramble- Moore Buck Thomas Park- Apr 9th

2nd Annual Durant Dog Day and Easter B’Egg Hunt- Durant Carl Albert Park- Apr 9th

Crossroads Change in Rural America- Pawnee Bill Ranch- Apr 9th

Second Saturdays- Stillwater Oklahoma State University Museum of Art- Apr 9th

German Feast and Auction- Corn- Apr 9th

Eggstravaganza- Oklahoma City Stockyard City- Apr 9th

Walkin’ On Chalk Arts Festival- Altus- Apr 10th

Round Barn Rendezvous- Arcadia- Apr 10th

Delmar Bites- Oklahoma City- Apr 10th

AAA Glidden Auto Tour in Oklahoma

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1929 Duesenberg at the Masonic Temple in Guthrie, OK, 2015.

Just when I think it’s going to be a boring week, I get word over the weekend that the American Automobile Association’s Glidden Automobile Tour is in town.  It is being hosted by the Okie Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America all around the metro area August 30- September 4, 2015.  Today I went to the stop in Guthrie, OK at the Masonic Temple and being a car nut, it was totally worth the trip.

The cars featured are all pre-1943 and still in running order, they do have to drive to their destinations.  I passed a few around town while running some errands, so I knew I was going to be in for a treat.  The cars started arriving in Guthrie around 11a.m., most were still getting there when I showed up.  Do you know how cool it is to have an old Ford following you through the streets of downtown Guthrie?  I just stood on the corner and appreciated the rolling works of art as they arrived.  There is just a sound with these old cars that you can’t recreate with a newer vehicle.  And since some of these cars had hand controls for the gas, it was fun to see how smoothly the owners operated controls.

There were of course the usual Fords- Model A and Ts, some sweet Chevrolets, a few Buicks, and a couple Cadillacs.  But I like the different stuff, the cars you don’t always see.  My favorite was the show stopper 1929 Duesenberg (shown above).  There is nothing in the world I like better than Duesenbergs and have appreciated many in museums, so to have this one drive up to the show was just the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.  There was a beautiful butter yellow 1937 Cord convertible, a red 1913 White speedster, a 1914 Dodge Brothers touring car, a 1931 Oakland, and a 1914 Chandler.  I got to talk to the owner of a 1938 Chrysler Royal Convertible Coupe, it had been a barn in Texas until 1963 when it was restored to original.

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The gold 1938 Chrysler Royal, Guthrie, OK, 2015.

The best part about the rolling car show is that it’s in town for 3 more days.  On September 2, 2015, the cars will be displayed downtown Oklahoma City on Broadway in what’s known as Automobile Alley (Broadway between NW 4th and NW 13th, more on the name some other day) between 10a.m.- 2p.m.  Then on September 3, 2015, they are traveling to Chickasha, OK to be displayed at the Grady County Fairgrounds from 11:30a.m.- 1p.m.  Last day to see them will be on Friday, September 4, 2015, when the cars go to the University of Oklahoma and are on display at the Lloyd Noble Center from 10a.m.- 2p.m.

Like I said it is totally worth a visit even if you’re not a car person.  You will see automotive brands that don’t exist any longer.  And for a little history, this is the first time the tour has been in Oklahoma City since June 24, 1910.  Yeah, you read that right 105 years ago.  The American Automobile Association started these endurance races in 1904 by Charles Glidden to promote the use of the automobile.  The races continued until 1913 when they stopped because they were too popular.  In 1946 the tours were restarted and continue to this day.

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A Plymouth with a Packard, Guthrie, OK, 2015

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An Auburn with a Dodge Brothers, Guthrie, OK, 2015.

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