Wheels Day Aldershot, England 04/14.2017

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  1. Rustyroger

    Rustyroger Well-Known Member

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    The first major UK american car show of the year, here are a few of the cars, tell me what you think of them.
    DSC_0000025.jpg 1957 Lincoln.
    DSC_0000026.jpg 1959 DeSoto.
    DSC_0000027.jpg From the front. I told the very nice couple with the car I would post some pictures here.
    DSC_0000028.jpg Look like a cross between a Cadillac and a Mercury to me, what is it?.
    DSC_0000029.jpg Some various Mopar cars...
    DSC_0000033.jpg I love the shape of these models, in Chrysler, Dodge, or Plymouth form.
    DSC_0000036.jpg There were lots of cars up to the standard of this one.
    DSC_0000030.jpg The only year, make, and model that should be pink imo :).
    DSC_0000031.jpg And it's a flat top roof as well, my personal favorite style.
    DSC_0000035.jpg Someone has gone to the trouble and expense of bringing this across the pond. Respect!.

    More pics to follow.

    Roger.
     
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    Rustyroger Well-Known Member

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    More pictures;
    DSC_0000041.jpg DSC_0000040.jpg DSC_0000042.jpg An authentic replica of the Pan America Hudson, love the multi-carb flathead engine.
    DSC_0000043.jpg Do you see many Studebakers at your shows?.
    DSC_0000034.jpg Or AMC Pacers?.
    DSC_0000044.jpg And a clean Dodge to end with.

    There were trade stalls and autojumble as well. So I picked up a Mopar mini starter for £95 ($120) while I was there
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    There were 500 cars there, you have to enter a picture of your car to be in a lottery draw for pre-entry to the show.. I shall try my luck again next year.

    Roger.
     
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  3. BudW

    BudW Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, a lottery draw to be in a car show. Not heard of that, before.

    A nice show with a nice selection of automobiles, present. I do see, on occasion, most of those vehicles from time to time – but getting to point (here anyway) anything over thirty years old are not on the road much.


    I have a 1970 Chrysler 300-H that is in bad need of restoration. They only made about 500 (depending on source) of them to begin with.
    Even has a factory fiberglass hood and trunk lid. Matter of fact, the only way to get into the trunk is via a button in glove box. Also has automatic A/C!
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    The picture is not mine for mine looks, um, no were near as nice.
    BudW
     
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    Rustyroger Well-Known Member

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    I like the part that says authentic replica!
     
  6. Rustyroger

    Rustyroger Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps faithful reproduction would be a better way of putting it. Genuine fake doesn't cut it really....:)
    Whatever, it was a fine job, I wonder if the original cars still exist?.

    Roger.
     
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    old yellow 78 Well-Known Member

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    That's a good question. I would think that the originals would have been so beat up that they would have been scrapped long ago. I wonder if anyone thought ahead as to the history they were making?
    FabulousHudsonHornets_800.jpg Hudson Engine.jpg
     
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    Mr C Well-Known Member

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    The powder blue DeSoto os a 60, not a 59. The one that "looks like a cross between a Cadillac and a Mercury" is a 51 DeSoto.
     
  9. Rustyroger

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    OK, I stand corrected. Thanks, :)

    Roger.