It was also so bright and glaring in the Exhibition Hall that photos were not good, at least with my little camera. But if we had not gone, we would have imagined it to be much grander than it was. It was mainly to promote the new Formula 1 track that opens here in November and to get people to purchase tickets. YAY!!! I already got one for Hubby for his birthday earlier this month. However, we had two day passes, and when we got home, Hub immediately called a friend who was very happy to have the passes for today. Besides, I am of the opinion that what you get is usually based on what you EXPECT to get. We made our expectations based on the price of the ticket, therefore our expectations were a bit too high. It was not bad for what it was. I did hear a few people say "This is it???? What a rip-off. Guess they expected way more than we did.
Here are some photos...
The Orange Lamborghini
|Hubby with the Orange Lotus|
We talked about Cars, Fashion, and Nail Polish colors. tee hee
I was also drawn to a booth were this guy http://www.mark-dickens.com/ was selling prints of his original collages he had done using ephemera from the races all over the world. He had very large pieces that at first appeared to be "encaustic"...well of course I had to talk to him about it. He said it was resin that he had brushed on. They were pretty interesting. He was selling only boxed sets of the prints.dThe piece I thought was pretty cool was a collaborative piece where a very long roll of paper was printed on with tires, with signatures of the race car drivers and people who had participated.
When we left there were quite a few people just coming in, so we may have just been there too early, before things got jumping. Since we had paid $10.00 for parking we decided to just stay downtown for awhile. We stopped at the little Crepe cafe for a Cappucino and it was so crowded we had to sit outside. Thankfully, it was ONLY 90 by this time and the table was on the shady side. We talked each other into sharing a crepe, and it was pretty good. The savory ones sounded really good, but we opted for the sweet one with ice cream...Outside in 90degree weather...yeah that was a good decision. HaHa.
We walked a bit downtown, then came home and I took a long NAP!