Photos in the “Monmouth County Park Car Show July 27, 2008” Album
- Description: Here are the photos from what started out as a fun day at a nice Car Show, and ended in a disaster, as we got caught right smack in the middle of a horrific Thunderstorm, replete with torrential rain (45 minutes worth, a let up, and another 30 minutes worth), Hail Stones for a good portion of the time that ranged from Marble sized on up, and Cloud to ground Lightening. As you will see, I had both of my cars at this Show, and I believe the ONLY thing that saved my cars from Hail damage, was my calculated risk of pulling under a grove of Trees, which blunted the force of the Hail.
The killer here, is that the Park Rangers held up the Show Cars from leaving, while they allowed the Spectators out first. If we had been allowed to leave immediately, most of us would have been out of the area hit by the Storm, before it got there. Instead, by the time we were allowed to move, the brunt of the first wave of the Storm hit. When it finally let up, I, and my Wife, who was driving my Plymouth, finally got on the road, just in time for part 2 of the Storm. We literally drove through Rocker Panel deep water in one part of the road, and for the most part, you couldn’t see two inches off the front of your car while driving. Finally, we found an Overpass with no one under it, and pulled over until the rest of part 2 of the Storm passed.
When we got into my hometown, we could see it had rained, but not a lot. The only good news here, is like I said above, my calculated risk at the Park, paid off. I had NO Hail damage on either car, but I did have a 2 hour clean-up, with my Son’s help, on my Plymouth, and 6 hours worth on my Trans Am.
And to think that the weather forecast was for storms late in the day, while all the above I wrote about, actually hit around 2:00 p.m.
- By: bencar
- Number of photos: 45
- Updated: Fri Aug 1, 2008 10:40 am