(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Stick with us to the end of this series. Some good stuff even if the lighting is marginal in some areas. Still in Survivors Alley we waited for some of the crowd to pass and made another stroll through the area. First off we have a sweet ’36 Ford 3-window with a look you couldn’t recreate if you tried. Down the next aisle we pass a flip-nose ’57 Chevy sporting all the right parts and pieces for a period-correct ride. Around the next corner we come upon a Cale Yarborough ’69 Torino exhibition car.
If cars could talk I wonder what this would tell us. On the end of a row we saw this jalopy T-bucket that looks as if it hadn’t seen daylight in ages. Lots of homemade and some sketchy stuff on this one, but it’s all 100% cool. Last on this trip to yesteryear is a running Crosley that was used on an indoor track many moons ago. This one is owned by Ryan Pope and Mike Lewis (as is the KamiCrosley also shown in here). They initially thought they were getting it as a parts car for the straight-axle build, but can’t bring themselves to breakup such a great piece of history.
Enjoy and hang around. Heading to the main show floor next.