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Antique Cars

I always find local small town fairs interesting, don’t you?  This summer we attended one in Shoreview, MN.

One of the “highlights” of this fair was an antique car show.

I have to say ~ I am not normally drawn to old cars but for some reason I became excited as I saw them driving onto the lot where we could go “check them out.”

So ~ you are in for a treat as I took many many pictures. Sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy the pictures.

1936 Ford Humpback

1936 Ford Humpback

1936 Ford Humpback

1936 Ford Humpback

The front of the Ford Humpback looks so distinguished.

1936 Ford Humpback

1936 Ford Humpback

Perhaps because of my Hispanic background, I like looking at the uniquely colored ones like this blue 1955 Chevy.

1955 Chevy 210

1955 Chevy 210

Can you imagine yourself riding in this 1927 Ford Roadster? Not much trunk space, but it would make for a nice romantic ride in the country with the bench style front seat.

1927 Ford Roadster

1927 Ford Roadster

1927 Ford Roadster

1927 Ford Roadster

1927 Ford Roadster

1927 Ford Roadster

The elongated type cars weren’t especially one of my favorites. The hood and trunk are large but the inside of the car doesn’t have much space.

1976 Monte Carlo

1976 Monte Carlo

1976 Monte Carlo

1976 Monte Carlo

Here’s an SS (Special Series) Chevy Cheville. (I learned what the SS meant from a friend ~ thanks Karl!)

1970 Chevy Chevelle

1970 Chevy Chevelle

Even the filter in this car is reddish looking.

1970 Chevy Chevelle Engine

1970 Chevy Chevelle Engine

Another friend of mine is a Buick collector. This is what he shared with me about the 1964 Buick Riviera: “the engines were “big”  like 425 cubic inches total piston displacement. But because they were V-8 rather than straight 8s they were not overly long.  A lot of the hood length was styling.  It could probably have been 12inches shorter without crowding.”  So, now you know.  (laughing)

1964 Buick Riviera

1964 Buick Riviera

 

1964 Buick Riviera Dashboard

1964 Buick Riviera Dashboard

My friend also told me that if I wanted to see the “ultimate 64 Riviera” to look up the 2014 Detroit Autorama Ridler award, J.F.Launier is the owner builder (he invested $600K in the car). And boy, is that a beauty!  Click here for the link.  

1964 Buick Riviera Trunk

1964 Buick Riviera Trunk

Here’s another “fun” looking car. Perhaps it’s the curves on the car (besides the color) that draw me to this car.

1957, Chevy BelAir

1957, Chevy BelAir

1957, Chevy BelAir, Dashboard, Blue

1957, Chevy BelAir, Dashboard, Blue

Even the inside is blue!

1957, Chevy BelAir, Seats

1957, Chevy BelAir, Seats

This 1923 Ford Model T reminded me of an Amish buggy. What do you think?

1923 Ford Model T

1923 Ford Model T

1923 Ford Model T

1923 Ford Model T

And here’s another Buick ~ the Wildcat. It reminded me of a Mustang ~ to which my friend Jim replied: “the WC is about 2.5 feet longer and weighs almost 2,000 pounds more, 425 cubic inch displacement with dual four barrel carburetors, four speed manual transmission and looks like about $30,000.”

1964 Buick Wildcat

1964 Buick Wildcat

1964, Buick Wildcat

1964, Buick Wildcat

Anyone like the color orange? This 1959 Chevy Bel Air is beauuuutiful.  They sure take care of these cars. Look how shiny it is!

1959, Chevy BelAir, Orange

1959, Chevy BelAir, Orange

1959, Chevy BelAir

1959, Chevy BelAir

Although there were many many more cars, these were the ones that caught my attention. Did you have a favorite?

 

 

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