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Yessong
23-06-2008, 07:55 PM
This past weekend I decided to hit the Coney Island (Brooklyn, NY - USA) Mermaid Parade. It's a sort-of Mardi Gras atmosphere and all the freaks were out to party.

I enetered the Sterling in the parade and it made quite a "splash" taking First Prize for most radical Convertable - really nice tri-column trophy...here's some shots from the day:

The line-up/car show - I got a prime spot right on the end:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0003.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0005.jpg

This used to be a '75 Corvette:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0002.jpg

The original Nathans Hot Dogs:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0006.jpg

Astro Land Amusement Park:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0007.jpg

The boardwalk:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0008.jpg

And what you've all been waiting for.......FREAKS ON PARADE!!!!!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0014.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0011.jpg

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http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0013.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0019.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0021.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0024.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0027.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0023-1.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0028.jpg

My car became a popular backdrop for photos:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/Yessong/SIP2008/IMG_0015.jpg

Yessong
23-06-2008, 08:35 PM
...and a more complete view of the day (Not for kids):

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/mermaid2008/mermaid.08.html

Spacenut
24-06-2008, 07:27 AM
Nice one Steve!

Hmmm - most radical "convertible" eh? Perhaps I can get the Green Machine into the next Goodwood Breakfast Club meet after all :D

There's some really scary looking mermaids you got there :shock:

Lauren

Monkeyboy
24-06-2008, 11:22 AM
Hi Yessong,

Looks like an interesting day out.........

Whats with the freaks bending over your car? Not that I'm complaining :tongue:

letterman7
24-06-2008, 11:33 AM
Um....hmmm....well, it's Coney Island. Interesting untethered mermaid bubbles on the linked page. Probably should place a NSFW in front of that link....