Oakland Beach is a nearby neighborhood on the water, with a beach no less! There are several restaurants and a small Warwick City Park. Every Tuesday evening a large number of old and new cars drive to Oakland Beach. They take their positions in the middle of the small park for everyone to enjoy the vehicles, the beach, listen to old music, and have a grand time.
Our friends Noreen and Mike had been there before. They suggested that we took a ride to Oakland Beach to enjoy the show, then have dinner at one of the area establishments, Iggy’s Boardwalk. The weather was remarkably good with moderate temperature and comfortable humidity, ideal for strolling outside. We spent about an hour, maybe a little more, wandering around the old and new cars in excellent shape. The flamboyant sizes of the old cars and their highly styled fins, grills, headlights, etc. all fit the mood. The white Cadillac you see in a couple of photographs was 19.5 feet long, almost 6 meters! The music was mostly 1950s with a little from the 1960s thrown in. Other than the owners of the cars sitting proudly next to their cars, there were many families with children, and many dogs to pet! After making the round and seeing all the cars, we ended up at Iggy’s for good food and chat!
I understand that Greater Warwick Lions Club organizes this and other similar events and the proceeds go to humanitarian projects. A worthy cause.
Jan and I are sharing some of the photographs we took there. You will see hers first until you get to a picture of her that I took, then my group starts. As in the previous post, I would like to encourage you to look at the photographs rather than the cars that made them possible. The objects are mostly cars but the photographs are more about color, texture, shape, tone, line, etc. with their formal elements.