(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – I’ve never made it a secret that my first and strongest attraction to cars is the pre-49 stuff. It’s what I grew up around and have always been drawn to. I haven’t owned one in a really long time. Maybe when I retire I’ll get back into one. I want a fenderless sedan and that really isn’t practical where we live…at least not if you want nice paint.
Lots to mention in here –
1st car is this sweet, burgundy Pontiac sedan with a flathead straight eight. Riding in style.
We see plenty of post-war Fords, but very few Mercurys so this maroon example was a treat.
White ’35 Chevy 3-window coupe has the look with killer stance and great wheel treatments.
Big fans of the fat-fender ’35-’38 Fords so this brilliant orange ’35 Tudor really pegged the wow meter.
Lots of As. Did I mention there are lots of As…? No shortage of cool Model As both fendered and not.
The red, mild custom, ’39 Ford Tudor really caught our attention. We don’t see many done like this.
The powder blue (think racquetball) and flamed ’40 Ford is really stunning in person. Photos don’t do this justice.
We’d seen the crusty Henry J at the Cavalcade of Customs/Autorama in Cincinnati. Seeing it outside with some room around it is a completely different deal. This car has character to spare.
Lots more coming from our visit to this monster event.