Hot wheels breeze up to Brian Head’s cool summer car show

Brian Head Resort Car Show Saturday, Brian Head Town, Utah, July 23, 2016 | Photo by Annabel Curtis, St. George News

BRIAN HEAD TOWN – Car enthusiasts and families enjoyed a cool 76-degree day at Brian Head Resort’s car show Saturday, a pleasing escape from the 109-degree highs of the St. George basin. The show drew a fine collection of hot rods and classics to ogle at in colors that popped brilliant against the backdrop of the resort’s lush green slopes.

Brian Head Resort Car Show Saturday, Brian Head Town, Utah, July 23, 2016 | Photo by Annabel Curtis, St. George News
Brian Head Resort Car Show Saturday, Brian Head Town, Utah, July 23, 2016 | Photo by Annabel Curtis, St. George News

It was a family affair, complete with happy smiles all around the shiny colorful machines and just as many chirps of childhood laughter sounding from tots springing about on a bouncy rope.

Besides paying respect to the gorgeous machines on wheels, everyone including children had opportunity to ride the ski lift – with hardly any lines to speak of – bounce the bouncy rope and ride mountain bikes as they wished.

As is the norm for any great car show, everyone in attendance was invited to cast a vote for their favorite cars. Selections varied between an old delivery truck now restored to almost original condition on the outside with rust still showing; a fabulous Volkswagen bus that was completely restored to perfect condition; and a mix of the many and varied “hot rods” one sees at these kinds of car shows.

The most energetic noise of all came during the customary “burnout.” That’s when the larger engines are revved loud as possible, gunning for an award and virtually charging people’s insides.

Brian Head Resort Car Show Saturday, Brian Head Town, Utah, July 23, 2016 | Photo by Sara Winn courtesy of Annabel Curtis, St. George News
Brian Head Resort Car Show Saturday, Brian Head Town, Utah, July 23, 2016 | Photo by Sara Winn courtesy of Annabel Curtis, St. George News

Much of the day’s action took place on the ski lift. It hangs very high off the ground in the summertime because it’s designed for high snow levels in winter. Some chose to just ride the lift for a 20-minute scenic view while others used it to convey them and their mountain bikes to the top so they could ride the trails all the way to the bottom.

Some of the car enthusiasts from the St. George area made their return trip past the Cedar Breaks overview where wildflowers bloomed alongside the road, past Duck Creek where they are hosting the annual Duck Creek Days all the way through the grand vistas north of Zion National Park.

For anyone wanting a respite from the high temperatures the car enthusiasts visiting Brian Head Resort Saturday agreed it is a fantastic place to spend the day.

Written by Annabel Curtis for St. George News

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