Sunday, October 02, 2011
Last Weekend's Car Show in Henderson, NV
I normally leave the car show postings to Just a Car Guy, where Jesse's photography skills are vastly superior to mine (seriously - the guy wins awards for his blog), but since there has been a dearth of posts here lately due to infernal machine problems, I felt that I should get something up. So here's my first car show post (all pictures in this post by me).
It was held September 23 - 25, 2011.
My wife doesn't share my affinity for 1959-60 El Caminos, otherwise one would be sitting in my driveway. I particularly like the 1959 version, so naturally these two are from 1960.
I detect a theme with these four, even though the closest ocean beach is a good five hour drive away.
I didn't notice the images in the flames at first.
The motif is continued under the hood via engraving.
What's this? A VW Bug with a gas tank in the engine compartment?
And what's that in the luggage compartment?
A Chevy four cylinder.
A nice Squarebird.
This Roundbird was customized into a true roadster - no windows except for the windshield.
I didn't expect to see this - it took me back to when I spent most of the late '70s behind the wheel of a '72 Commando.
The most customized Willys I've ever seen.
The Willy's engine...
Cute restoration by a member of a local lowrider club.
Now I know how I'm getting around when these knees finally give out.
Mostly unrestored. Maybe we should give it to...
...these guys. The restoration company on the History Channel's American Restoration.
That's the owner's (Rick Dale) son Tyler Dale, being teased by his uncle Ron Dale.
I also have a softspot for '50s GM station wagons. This Buick was particularly nice.
This had a modern Toyota engine in it.
When was the last time you saw a Matador this clean outside of an Adam-12 rerun?
In 1969 my sister was given a beige Chrysler version of this to drive to school. She was too embarrassed to drive it and it was swapped for a gold 4-door 1963 Studebaker Lark, with a Rambler engine. Sure would like to have that Chrysler today.
I was a freshman in high school when I saw my first one of these - driven by a cheerleader no less (alas, Chris North was a senior). I always thought that someone should customize one and here 42 years later someone did.
Did you guess correctly?