Viva Las Vegas 20: Day 3

Saturday is all about beautiful cars, music and pinups. I absolutely LOVE attending car shows and Viva has one of the very best! The car show boasts of over 800, pre-63 vehicles so you know it’s good! Here are a few of our favorites, of course starting with the VLV car!

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Followed by my husband’s favorite of the day.

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Finally this beauty!

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One of the highlights of the car show is the pinup contest. Contestants are selected in a few different ways. 1) Judges choice, 2) Contestants choice and 3) People choice through online voting. The coolest part of this contest to me, is how international it is! Pinups from all over the world fly in to take part. This years winner was the beautiful Miss Monique Sweet from New Zealand.

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As you can see, style is a HUGE part of Viva Las Vegas and one of the best parts of my weekend was meeting Jasmin of Vintage Vandalizm. She is such a style inspiration and was so sweet in person!

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As for my car show style, I bought this vintage 2 piece off Etsy for $30. Unfortunately I should have practiced more flattering poses in it! 😛 Haha! Oh well. It was comfortable, funky and I loved the print!

Thanks for reading & stop back by for the final day of VLV20 featuring one wild pool party! See you soon!

-Penny

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Car Shows… Guaranteed to Satisfy!

This little lady is gettin’ reeeeaaalll “penny-wise”! With a little less than 1 year until the wedding, Tanner and I are going to pinch where ever we can, in order to save up for our dream day! The topic that has really been on our minds lately has been “what can you do for free?” Answer…not a ton, but wait…

Living in the Pacific Northwest there isn’t really a big rockabilly/pinup scene. In fact, I am actually the only pinup style chick I know in the area :/ Thankfully one of our favorite past times this summer has been attending local car shows. It’s where I find I feel right at home! Photo above is us just before heading out to the last show : )

How Car Shows Work:

  • They are often put on by local car clubs or auto shops.
  • Each car being shown pays an entry fee, which goes to the clubs or local charities.
  • The cars can enter competitively to win a variety of awards.
  • The public can then view the cars on display and have a meet & greet with many of the owners for free or a small donation!

Most often the shows have retro rocking music playing, and sometimes there will be food vendors and a kid’s area. All the people that we have met thus far have been super friendly and nice!

Here are more of my favorites from the last car show we went to in downtown Gladstone, which was hosted by the Associated Fords of the Fifties

The owners L.O.V.E. to talk about their “babies”! Also, if you enjoy dressing up as much as we do, it is appreciated there as well : ) My favorite compliments come from the older crowd who tell me things like: “I remember the days when people used to dress like that! You look just wonderful!”

Don’t know a thing about cars? Who cares! If you can appreciate the artistry it took to originally design these beauties and the passion and patience it takes to maintain them to this day, you belong at a car show.

If you are interested in car culture or a vintage lifestyle, classic car shows in your area is where you should look. My favorite part of going to the shows, is that it gives me another excuse to dress up!

Hope you are having a great last few days of Summer! (Faux nose pick for the win!)

-Pennywise

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18 Recap {1 of 3}

Oh my lord. Last weekend was the most amazing, stupendous, fantastic thing! Seriously, nothing compares to VLV. I don’t know how I am supposed to wait a whole year until I get to go back!

Since I can’t fully describe the spectacularness of those 4 days, I will just have to show it in pictures. I wrote a post on Wednesday trying to encompass all of the wonderfulness of VLV18 and it began to get ridiculously long. I realized then that the only way I could do it justice was to split it up. So here goes…

Night 1. This is what happens when you are only running off of coffee and bourbon!


Day 1: OOTD!

  • Me: Dolman sleeved vintage picnic dress with red belt ($20), black flats ($9) and flea market wicker purse ($20).
  • The boy: Some dark washed denim ($50), vintage western gingham ($20) and black Converse ($45). As you can see, I’m the better bargain shopper : )

Now the good stuff…. B-E-A-U-tiful cars!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back for “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18 Recap {2 of 3}” this next week!

-Pennywise