(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Here’s the group of old farts from the 1950s and older. Fourth photo is of the little hot rod Somernites is raffling off this year. It’s hard to miss the stock body Fiat following that. Not a lot of those around. The quartet of Tri-5 long-roofs were getting a lot of attention and the bright green ’56 was sporting a tri-power big-block. Super cool stuff.
More orphans in here including Crosley, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Plymouth. And speaking of Plymouth this killer bronze ’59 Sport Fury was a real treat to see. Everything about this car is big. This is a car that demands attention and brings the goods to ensure it. So much goodness and what was right about automobile design back then.
The dark red ’55 carefully displayed in front of the DQ sign is a scene I have seen here before. I took almost this exact same photo 5 years ago. I’ll dig it up and compare them. The screaming yellow ’37 Chevy was parked at one of the entrance gates and we doubt anyone missed seeing it.
I’m a big fan of the ’35-’38 fat-fender Fords. The ’36 Phaeton here is definitely a cruiser and is done in a style we don’t see often outside of the Street Rod Nationals. Super-classy ride.
Only one more photo spread left from the April 2019 edition of Somernites Cruise.