Remember when you CRUISED at cruise night and lots of shows were overnighters with a poker run or cruise on Saturday and the show on Sunday. I found these pictures from "All Chevy Weekend " around 1987 and they made me smile. Hopefully they will make you smile too.
Here is an old picture of my 49 in the "grey days".
It looked pretty good and we used it for everything.
Here is a picture of my 49 in the greenhouse with out other projects. Andrew's truck pre-build and the "Georgia " Nova Wagon we got from Otterville Jim and ended up selling after we got the "Phoenix" wagon. - they were both white so we differentiated them by where they came from.
My 49 again with the tow dolly on back with a 53 Mercury truck I think - that is before we had the greenhouse outback.
Remember Sunday afternoons sitting in the shade at a car show - oh, the good old days.
Let's stay with the Acadian theme and go back into the photo album.
Cool little 2 door hardtop at Tomato Festival 2001
Nice red Acadian wagon at OLD AUTO's Bothwell show 2003.
Nova 2 Door Wagon Custom at Cobo Hall Detroit Autorama year undetermined.
Nice Acadian Wagon at Bothwell also 2003.
A 3"x5" or so work of art. Memory triggers for the drive there, the weather, friends you met there or made there, what you ate or drank and of course the classic that got you there.
Send us some pictures of your favourite dash plaques and a little story why and we will post them for all to read.
So here is my newest -Erieau 2019. Took my old truck, great drive both ways, had lunch at the Sandbar and ran into an old friend Ron and we had a beer together. Overall a great day.
Dorchester in the early days - legendary! just ask Stass.
KW Classic Chevy Show - Our 55 won an award there. Kitchener has grown so much that you woudn't even recognize the area where the show used to be now.
Windsor Area Street Rods show - KOA, Harrow, Fogolar, and finally LaSalle -good times.
1983 Car Craft Street Machine Nationals in Syracuse NY. - The second really big show we ever attended - first with our '55 Chevrolet Bel Air. Too many stories to share here.- Our 55 was in Car Craft after that one - they took a picture of the Yenko Camaro beside us but I can see the roof and hood - in this picture that is a 67 Shelby Mustang- number 7 if I remember correctly.
Muddy River Run - Car show- Drag racing and cash door prizes.
Indy Goodguys and NSRA Nationals in Columbus. My 49 Chevrolet truck was fresh and we racked up the miles for a couple of years.
Cruisin '92 Leamington Tomato Festival at Seacliff Park - beautiful location. Our 56 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery took an award in '90.
The trip to Detroit Autorama stirs up memories of big cars shows from the past.
Here are a couple of pictures from Autorama a few years back and a bunch from the Merc- Deuce Reunion - isn't about time for another one of those?
A real kool 67 Chevy 2 2 door wagon and John Hammond's Willys coupe.
My 49 truck in the shade
Mario's Chopped 39 Ford Tudor and my truck in the background.
Dave and Andrew checking out a Full Kustom
My 49 longbox beside a 49 shortbox built to scale for and S10 frame.
The Superbowl is in Florida this year.
Back in 1984 Michelle and I attended the Tenth Annual International Classic Chevy Convention in Orlando.
Here are some pictures.
Seems like when you have a sedan for sale everyone is looking for a coupe.
From the old photo album - coupes -
28 model a sedan - for sale
Mario's 32 5 window -
Dick's coupe in a parade - Bob and Roy's sedans also
Last month we saw my 37 Chev coupe - here are pictures of inspiration.
We had a great response to our Gasser Madness November so here are some pictures of previously owned potential gassers that have passed through our yard.
1937 Chevrolet Coupe - inspired by the "SILVER BULLET" magazine car 1982 or so.
This project took 3 trucks and a trailer to get home.
Last I heard it was in one of the Carolinas.
1947 Pontiac Sedan Delivery.
I learned how to weld on this unfinished project as well as completing my first subframe swap. Never did finish it but I hear it is still around Mc Gregor or Wheatley.
It would have been cool with the nose up in Gasser style.
1955 Chevrolet -no front bumper - flat black primer - wonder where it is now.
Note my 1974 El Camino SS - big block car - great winter beater back in the day.
Mid 50's Thames panel truck - would have been a great gasser.
Tom an Mike helped load it and the Ranchero pulled it home.
Sticking with the Gasser Madness Theme here is a picture of my Henry J when I first got it .
Nice Henry J at one of the big shows in the States.
Nice Willys owned by Kim and Diane Brush.
If you hang around Kim too much you get Gasser Madness -- be warned.
I was at the Ruthven Apple Festival Sunday and ran into a bunch of the guys we used to run to car shows with.
We all wished we would have taken more pictures and I added that we should have written dates on the ones we did take.
Pumpkin Run, Owensville Ohio 1990 I think
The Z wheels on our '56 we bought from Roy, parked behind us in his Model A.
A couple of other cars from the Windsor Area Street Rods Club
here is a cool chopped 4 door street rod that caught my eye at the Pumkin Run
It used to be a 4 hour drive to a weekend car show was no big deal and we travelled all over Ontario, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
Lets load up and do it again?