(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – So this gallery and the next are made up of the movers of stuff. These days most of these rarely carry more than a cooler and a chair or two, but I believe they’ve earned the rest.
Let me get this out of the way before I’m inundated with questions. Why is the Crosley in here…? Well I didn’t want to put it in the long-roofs and more doors because it doesn’t really have a long roof. That and I always thought of them as more utility than automobile. Besides, Cincinnati is Powell Crosley territory and it can do what it wants.
Now the next elephant in the room – the Stude sporting an Eaton-blown Iron Duke four-banger. We never spotted the owners so we don’t have any details, but we dig the attitude and off-the-beaten-path build.
The red Mercury is only the third such example I can recall seeing in my 51 years.
Not unlike the Model As, there were tons of ’67-’72 Chevys scattered about. Pick a build type and it was there.
Hanging out in the corner with the Falcons and Comets were a good assortment of Rancheros and even a couple Econolines.
My uncle Al and aunt Velma had an IH Travelall similar to this two-tone red unit. They pulled a camper all over the country with that thing and I have some great memories of riding in it back in the ‘70s.
I have seen photos of some coupes with a bed added (early Ute), but this black ’37 Chevy is the first I think I’ve seen in person. Kinda strange to me, but cool.
Look for another gallery of haulers coming soon.