I always find the annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to be more than a bit ironic. I grew up in Ann Arbor in the 1960's and early 1970/s and watched a town that had very progressive traffic and road planning, slowly transiition into one of the most anti-car towns in the country. (Of course, this was doubly ironic as many of the tuition payments that funded the University of Michigan (located in Ann Arbor) came from automotive industry jobs.) The town still suffers today from the rejection of some of the planned 1960's traffic and new road construction projects at the hands of the local anti-car crowd. Moving forward to the current century, on a Friday afternoon each July, Ann Arbor turns over its Main Street and nearby side streets to the car culture for the Rolling Sculpture Car Show. What I like about this show is that it features (for the most part) real world drivers, not meticulously restored showcars. Even so, you'll often see a few very rare and collectible cars there. Given the setting, the local citizenry turn out in droves (so, it's difficult to shoot car pictures without spectators in the frame), but the overall vibe is way cool, particularly for those that appreciate cars and automotive design. So let's take a look at an engaging cool local car show and a vibrant downtown Ann Arbor during a beautiful sunny Friday July, 2012 afternoon...(Mofe at the link above....and thanks for looking! - TIM)
Live from Ann Arbor - 2012 Rolling Sculpture Car Show....
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