The show is big, and getting bigger every year, the Saturday night cruise I haven’t made yet but I hear it’s a blast, if your cooling system is up to it. For the previous 3 or so years the Ol Marais River Run show has been hit by rain, this year that was the forecast all week leading up to the show but Thursday that changed and as far as I know it didn’t rain during the day time at all.
I’ve been attending the Ol Marais River Run in Ottawa, KS for the last few years. This lil ol show in a small town has grown to one of the largest shows in the region. There were over 1600 cars at the event by about noon on Saturday.
The beautiful blue Kansas sky and the big trees of Forest Park combined to make lots and lots of harsh shadows. If I had more time at the show I would have used an off camera flash to fill in a bit, but I had 3 hours to cover a park with about 2000 cars in it… So yeah I didn’t do that 🙂
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- I stopped in to see the guys from Affordable Street Rods, this beautiful roadster is theirs and is just plain awesome.
That’s it folks, that’s what I saw in my whirlwind 2013 Ol Marais River Run trip. I only had time for 1 pass around the park, so if I missed your ride, I apologize.
See you at a show,
One of my favorite’s from the Greaserama was also in Ottawa.
Beautiful truck, the suicide hood being open is less visually offensive than if it was a regular style.
My dad’s 59 Thunderbird and our extended “family’s” cars behind it.
Frank’s beautiful 56 Chevy took home an award for best Home Built I believe. Congrats Frank! I know you’ve put a lot of time and effort into your ride!
Rick’s 57 has every option that you might want for a kool road trip cruiser and will look good while doing it.
Roger Ward’s car has looked this good for a long long time and gets driven.
Feed us, feeeeeeed ussss, feeeeeeeeeeeeeed ussssssssssss!
Pretty good stance on this shoebox
You don’t see these done up nice too often, if you’re going to take the whole tribe across country, this is the car for you.
too bad about the hood.
3rd or 4th show this summer I’ve run across this group.
Not normally my style but something about it I liked.
Keith Bright’s beautiful roadster.
Some of my Nebraska/Kansas line friends
I’ve shot Bill’s “Sledsel” for a magazine feature.
A nice adaptation of an American Graffiti style build.
See you at a show,