Organizers clearly are doing a good job of promoting this event, because they are getting a large selection of quality cars and trucks. Even with the toasty temperatures, the cars made this a pleasant place to be.
I had a couple of particular favorites. One was a very nice 1955 Chevy Cameo Carrier pickup. With their fiberglass bedside panels and fancy interiors, Cameos really were Chevrolet's attempt at a Corvette pickup. Those bedsides were even manufactured by the same company that made Corvette bodies. This one a really pretty example, and even featured a cooler in the bed that had been Cameoized.
I also lusted after a '64 Corvette convertible. I've seen it before, but really can't get enough of it. This car was black (and I mean deep black)with a bright red interior, which is my favorite combo. Because of their drum brakes and non-defining features, many people consider 1964 the least desirable year for the Midyear Corvettes. But those people haven't been looking at one like this. This car was fantastic.
My wife picked a baby blue '57 T-Bird as her favorite, but with a caveat. She says, "it needs a tire on the back." She's obviously a big fan of the '56 T-Bird, which came with that tire tacked on the back of course. Personally, I like the '57 the best of the Baby Birds because I'm not a particular fan of Continental kits, and I like those pointy fins. But this is a debate that has lingered in Thunderbird circles since the beginning. Mainly, I'm just happy that she takes an interest. And if I won the lottery, she'd be cruising in a '56 T-Bird in a heartbeat.
There was a little bit of everything at this show, though. There was obviously a strong participation from the Model A club, because there were lots of those out there. Two cars were fixed up as police cars, including a '59 Chevy and a '52
. And there were muscle cars, hot rods, and
classics down every aisle. Plymouth
The Vineyard Church Grand Classic Car Show is shaping up to be one of the better events in the