Mobtown Greaseball 2016
Where to begin? This is not simply a car show, this is not a swap meet, this is not a retrospective into early car culture fashion, this is not a band playing a few sets at the neighborhood watering hole, this is not a short sentence. No, this my friends is an experience, and great one at that. If you’ve ever seen a John Waters’ film (Click Here), nothing comes close to providing a primer of the Charm City style of yesteryear as the vintage-rockabilly car show and swap meet known as Mobtown Greaseball does! In all candor, I love this show, and attend each and every September. I mean not many places outside of California give you the opportunity to see so many great cars, people, music, and swag in one place. No disrespect, and not to take anything away from the West Coast (too numerous to single out any one show), Las Vegas (Viva Las Vegas), and other fine shows throughout the country (Nashville Boogie). No, what I’m saying is that this show in Baltimore it feels genuine. Does that make sense? The people are great, the music and bands are great, and the cars are wonderful, but it’s the context that ties it all together. This isn’t like a Cars-n-Coffee event or a British sports car event, both fine events to be sure and ones I attend. No, I mean to say that this car culture has been a part of the city, it fits somehow, and fortunately continues on to this day. The Karb Kings are the club that organize this wonderful event, and it’s well worth a Saturday. Each time I attend, the battery on my camera always dies without fail from having taken so many pictures.
Let’s be honest, how many coffin cars do you honestly encounter in your daily travels? Make no bones about it, you need to head out to Mobtown Greaseball and join me this year!