The 51st Annual Boise Roadster Show was earlier in the year (March instead of April).  The roads getting there were less than ideal with a winter snowstorm.  South Pass road was closed so we went over Togwatee Pass and had to deal with packed snow, slush, and slick roads.  We arrived in Boise Wednesday night.  Thursday we got up,  cleaned the trailer at a car wash, and began setting up inside the North building at Expo Idaho.  We finished with Cajun food for dinner at the Hook N Reel and a little grocery shopping.

Friday morning the show opened at 9 a.m. to 200 students from the automotive tech industry, then the show opened to the public at noon and went to 9 p.m.  The students liked Shannon drawing a Lil Red Express Dodge truck, and bought shirts and prints for Shannon to sign.

At indoor shows, Shannon can do a live drawing and broadcast it to a video display.  When students bought prints for Shannon to sign, he would do the live signature under the document camera and show him signing on the big tv screen.

Boise Roadster Show sponsored a free taco meal on Friday for the vendors, car owners, and workers from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  Even Chip Foose was there to enjoy the really good tacos.  We had a hard time closing at 9 p.m. because people were still buying things, and the Expo Idaho people turned the lights off on us as we were giving folks their change.  It was a little awkward closing up our space in the dark but we made it work.

Street Rod
57 Ford Custom
60 Impala Delivery

Shannon Watts Art & Design Blanket

57 Ford Custom
Ford Truck
Ford Truck with Sign

Shannon Watts Art & Design Sign

The show kicked off at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a good/large crowd.  Our friends from Counts Car Club of South Dakota came by to visit, pick up some custom purses for the Vintage Sturgis Dirt Drags flag girls, and to let us take a picture with them.  Chip Foose signed autographs from noon to six p.m., and Shannon and his dad Ken snuck away to talk with him. Shannon continued to entertain the crowd by filling in color on the Lil Red Express truck.  In the car show were street rods and customs, hand picked by the New family for display.  Among the cars were a beautiful 57 Ford with a chop top and a well done paint “fade”, a Mustang made as if Pantera built it – fender flares, mid engine super car, a 68 Chevelle with tucked carbon fiber bumpers, and a convertible 57 Chevy with silvery pearl paint and a maroon interior.  There was a neon green 59 Impala roadster custom- the back seats were covered with the body panels that made it appear like the original Batmobile, a teal fender less roadster, and a sedan delivery with our 1960 Impala blanket in the back.  The show closed at 9 p.m.

Shannon and Dana

Dana Towne and her custom handbag

55 Chevy
Street Rod
59 Impala Roadster
59 Impala Roadster
67 El Camino

Sunday the show started at 9 a.m. with a donut delivery to our fellow vendors and friends, and a Facebook live walk around the show. The awards took place after noon. The show went until 5 p.m., and with help from a kid with a Ford Falcon we got cleaned up in about 2 hours and went to have dinner with our good friends from Garage Force of Boise.

If you want to see some high quality cars, the Boise Roadster Show is a good one to add to your list!

Mid Engine Mustang
Ford Truck
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