We kind of enjoy going through those old junk shops sometimes, so maybe we'll get back up there during regular business hours.
The cruise wasn't huge--maybe 30 or 40 cars. Weston is a little out of the way for some people, but I think a combination of the heat, plus big cruises in
and Belton on the same night, probably kept the count down a bit. Liberty
One was a 1930
that was quite a car in its day. You
probably could have bought six new Fords for what this cost new, although Franklin
were marketed as economical. It had an
interesting-looking, 95-hp inline six-cylinder engine that had originally been
developed for use in aircraft. Franklins
Honestly, this car wouldn't have won a beauty contest even when it was brand new. Compared to some of the other contemporary offerings from the Chrysler Corporation, 1959 DeSoto styling was a bit bumper-heavy. And this stodgy sedan body style was finished off in a hue that could best be described as calamine lotion tan. But the old car was so original that you had to respect it. It just looked like a nice used car that you might expect to see on a car lot in about 1962. A little detailing on that thing would really bring out the inner beauty. Plus, it was for sale. Hmmm ...
Sometimes I go to a big cruise, and hardly anyone stops by to say hi. At this one, I met several people that either read this blog, or just wanted to hang out and talk about old trucks. It was a great atmosphere, and something I really enjoyed.
And on that note, I hope you enjoy the 100 or so pictures in the slideshow below. Or, for a better version of the slideshow, click this link.