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PPAC #2 Prescott Touchmark Car Show

It’s an honor to co-host the new Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) with Cee Neuner. Thank you to all of you who have joined in with us with your fabulous photographs.

A new challenge is posted each Friday at 9:00 PST. We both will visit all of your entries and we will both post an entry ourselves on a different day. To avoid confusion, please put your links only on the host’s post for that week. Pingbacks and links go to Cee this week. I have turned off pingbacks for this post. I will post a new challenge Friday, July 2nd.

What Is Public Art?

Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.

Prescott Car Show – Touchmark #1

Vince and I enjoy going to car shows, and there seem to be lots of them in Prescott. Cee and I agreed that car shows do fit the criteria as public art, but like some displays in museums, they are temporary. This show was held in an upscale retirement living facility parking lot and was fairly small. Here are a few of my favorites.

Jill’s Purple Passion

Jill and her husband Gaylord are new pickleball friends of ours who invited us to the car show. The vice principal where Jill taught owned the 1957 Porsche. She told him if he ever wanted to sell it, she wanted to buy it. We he advertised it for sale, she was furious. When he told her he was negotiating a sale with someone else, she went livid. When her husband gave it to her for her birthday/Christmas/anniversary, she was overwhelmed with joy. I think she forgave her VP.

Linda’s Lovely Mustang

Linda kept the history of the restoration of this 1967 Dusk Rose Mustang with “deluxe seatbelts” on her windshield. One feature that she particularly liked was the hubcap emblem, which is red rather than the traditional blue. She let me hop in.


The car next to Linda’s was rolling backwards with her in it when I first noticed it. Touchmark is at the top of a high mesa, and had it not been for the curb, all would have been lost. The DIY owner was most proud of his 1956 American Graffiti Manifold, precursor to fuel injection. In two years working 7-12 hours a day every day, he and his granddaughter built the car from scratch. She is the only other person who has driven the car, but I got to sit in the driver’s seat.

Jeep Jeep Camping

Vince and I thought this add-on to the family’s jeep looked fun, but not bear-proof. After hearing scary bear stories, I think I’d pass on this idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

Vince and I both had several other favorites. I talked to the yellow Willy’s owners from the last car show. This is the car that won the best of show at the Touchmark show.

Of course, there were many more cars at the show which I’m saving for another post. Our beautiful weather in this mile-high setting changed following lunch with our friends. We had our first monsoon of the season.

Coming Up

  • July Story Chat: “Sometimes a Miracle” a family medical drama by Gary A. Wilson.
  • Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge. There’s still plenty of time to talk about Vacations. If you entered Sunday Still’s Challenge this week you can double dip and post a link to your post on WQWWC #30: Vacations.
  • PPAC #3 on Friday.

Thank you Lisa Coleman from Our Eyes Open – the Bird Weekly Challenge for designing my new ID card to give people when I’m out taking pictures at car shows and other public events.

Have a great week. See you Friday.

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  1. Hi Marsha, I like your blog about my pink pony. That is the original color and my husband restored it for me because pink is my favorite color. We added a red pearl on top to give it pizzas! Would love to get together this weekend if you are available.

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    • How kind of you. We are busy on Sunday, but maybe on Sat. Put your number or email in my contact me form and Iโ€™ll call you. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—


  2. Wow, what fun this car show looks, Marsha! I agree that pink mustang is amazing! That car looks good on you, my friend…hey, Vince…Baby wants a new toy! I’ve not visited many car shows as my eyes glaze over when thinking about cars. But you made this look like fun! BTW, I love what Lisa did with your ID card. I shall have to hit her up for an order when she recuperates.

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    • Isn’t that cute? I passed about 20 out at the car show. That’s why I thought I had better get with it and post cars!!! I had great responses from people

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  3. that purple porsche looks awesome; I can see wh your firned fell in love with it. and a good story to go with it. I am slso partial to Mustangs, so I liked that as well, but I don’t think I could drive a pink one. and it’s amazing for me to think of someone building a car from scratch, that actually works!

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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