Sunday, April 6, 2014

Car Show!

Well, we started out on the Camarow - look at all of them!



 I almost bought one like the white one when I was 15 (summer '76)

Then proceeded to Wilson Pickett's Mustangs Alley:


A '70 Boss 302 would probably be my ultimate 'stang pick  Alas, none at the show.

This is probably my favorite T-bird series:


An exquisitely customized Chrysler 300:


A 'rarri motor:

Trivia: The nicknames for Cadillac and Ferrari both double the 
consonant that is not doubled in the proper name.  The more you know...

A Sunbeam Tiger:


Followed by a zoo of Tigers:



The Tiger was the result of Carroll Shelby's shoe-horning a small Ford V-8 into the Sunbeam Alpine's engine bay.  With only 20% more weight, it doubled the horsepower of the Alpine's I-4 mill.


I had a great caption for this, seen on a classic GM pickup, but, nah...


In high school I wanted one of these, a 124 Spyder.  The summer after graduation, I bought a rear-engined 850 Spider soft-top instead. Fix It Again Tony, indeed.  Still, it was a fun little car, that, downhill with a tailwind, could reach 65 mph!  The 124 was significantly peppier.


Todd the Blogger will tell you what 442 means.


A not quite stock '55 or '56 Chebby powerplant:


Much cooler than Orenthal James' model:


And wouldn't one of these be fun for a Saturday afternoon drive, or a few dozen laps at Motorsports Ranch?



6 comments:

RPM said...

Very nice! Looks like the only thing missing was some classic Mopar muscle.

The Donald said...

Yeah, it would've been nice if there'd been a row - or even a couple - of 'cudas there.

todd said...

4 barrel, 4 speed, dual exhaust. Know what GTO means? No, not gas, tires and oil. Gran Turismo Omolagato. Did that without looking it up so you'll have to doouble-check the spelling. Shelby had some interesting name originations as well. GT 500 KTR??? Without looking it up???

The Donald said...

Very good, Grasshopper - that why I call on you. Know you not respond: "Four headlight, four tire, two door." Now prease exprain to crass, what in heck is red barchetta?

The Donald said...

KTR - Roger that, Miller. No, I did not know without looking it up, but of course it made perfect sense when I saw it.

Was the GTO driven by Mr. Roboto?

Can you treat a red barchetta with antibiotics?

todd said...

Red Barchetta is just a cool song by Rush - not Limbaugh. Very good on the King of the Road. I understand the 500 was a number that just sounded cool. No real significance.