Who would have thought back when this 1967 International Travelallwas new that vehicles of this ilk would often supplant Lincolns and Cadillacs for ferrying around heads of state (inset)? Magazine ads from the era (like the one below from 1964) had the big Suburban-like wagon being used for pulling campers, hauling boat trailers, going on hunting trips, and delivering parcels. International also m
This 1977 Volkswagen Type 2, seen last summer in Springville, seems to have escaped being hippified, if there’s such a word. From the street at least, this old bus seems to appear as it did the day it left the factory. In VW-speak, it wasn’t really a bus in 1977, nor was it a van. It was the VW Wagon. This one’s in Reef Blue, and it’s hard to tell from here if it has the st
Judging from its minor visual imperfections, I’m going to guess that this 1949 Ford F-1is an unrestored original. Kudos to the owner for keeping it looking like a real truck and not a restored-to-the-nth-degreetrailer queen. There’s something honest-looking about these old trucks with their dog dish hubcaps, wooden bedside extenders, and non-showy two-tone paint jobs that hearken back
We came across this 1993 Mercury Caprilast summer in a Springvilleparking lot. I always wondered why Ford chose to import this Australian convertible (where it was badged as a Ford Capri) and sell it in North America at Lincoln-Mercury dealerships instead of their Ford stores. Sold from 1990-94, it never really caught on like another small convertible, the Mazda Miata, did. Ford was hoping the Cap
Day 2 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…From one of those brands rarely seen (IMO) at car shows & cruise nights (unless it’s a Cougar) we have this 1956 Mercury Monterey Phaeton, seen at last summer’s Fiddle Fest Car ShowinSpringville. My online dictionary tells us a phaeton is a “light, open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.”Close enough. Automobile-wise, a
The hugeness of this 1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 42 Dual-Cowl Sport Phaetonbelies the manufacturer’s description of it as a four-passenger motor car. The name’s almost as long as the car! This one, seen at this past summer’s car show held during the Fiddle Festin Springville, could be the very car used as a model for the artist who created the magazine ad illustration pictured below.
The roofline on this 1950 Chevrolet Styline Special Sport Coupe is one of four different profiles offered that year on Chevy’s two door models (five if you count the convertible). Also available were the sedan (notchbacked Styline and fastback Fleetline), and the two-door hardtop in the Bel Air series. (See the four closed versions below.)The roofline on these sport coupes is the most close-
The cars we remember in our neighborhoods 50 or so years ago… so many of them ended up on the scrap heap, yet myriad Tri-Fives, ‘Vettes, and two-seat T-Birds seem to have somehow survived. But every once in a while you come across something like this 1965 Ford Falcon Squireat a car show which puts a smile on your face. This was the top-of-the-line Falcon for MY 1965 — although,