(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – As promised, a sampling of long-roofs from the over 11,000 cars that entered the groups of the Kentucky Exposition Center (State fairgrounds). This does not include cars from the 40s and older. We took care of those in a series covering the ’48 and older crowd.
In here we’ve got everything from unfinished projects from the swap meet to full-blown customs vying for your attention an approval. Nearly all of these would be a great alternative to today’s sameness when it comes to family tricksters and some would even make great toy haulers. I can envision most pulling a canned-ham two wheel camper on a cross-country jaunt. A good number of these also sport a feature we’ve long enjoyed about this type of vehicle – roof racks. These days they are mostly found on SUVs and generally the manufacturers try to camouflage them. Not so with these…. Most were bold, chrome, and beautiful forms of utility hardware
Enjoy these haulers from yesteryear.