- July 15, 2017
- Posted by: Phil Block
- Category: Photography
Born in the USA, I grew up in the Motor City during the Muscle Car era of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Detroit Iron was hot during those years. Big V8s with lots of horsepower, dual quads, Hurst shifts, bench seats, simple but elegant body styles – it all added up to an incredible generation of powerful American-built cars. Cobras, Goats, 442s, Stingrays, Demons, Super Sports, Chargers, AMXs, Firebirds, Road Runners…the list goes on. All perfect for cruising and street racing before the cops got radar. And far superior to the rice burners that followed.
I love going to car shows and photographing these beasts from the past. Every year Port Washington hosts Fish Day on the third Saturday in July. This city-wide festival is billed as the “World’s Biggest One-Day Fish Fry.” Port Washington was founded in 1835 on the shores of Lake Michigan, and grew into a premier fishing port. It still is. In a good year, around 40,000 people come to Port on Fish Day to watch a two-hour parade, eat fish and chips, drink beer, listen to music from half a dozen live bands, and enjoy a plethora of contests and other activities. It all ends after dark with a spectacular fireworks show. But I like the annual car show the best.
Here is my crop of photos from this year’s Fish Day Car Show. Enjoy!