Relating to yesterday’s post…despite her mother not being able to attend as originally planned, my wonderful wife spent much of yesterday at a “Vintage Market” featuring jewelry, antiques, etc. for sale. Left to my own devices I decided to drive to the local Gateway Classic Cars dealership. Wouldn’t you know that I stumbled onto a car show after deciding against attending one earlier in the day?
I was the only person outside wearing a mask, which brought all sorts of looks from the attendees. Inside the dealership itself, where masks were supposed to be mandatory, I would estimate only about half of the people were wearing one. Maybe in another month when more people have been vaccinated–although I detected a strong whiff of anti-government anti-vaxxers at this event–I will stop wearing a mask outside.
Without further ado, four photos from yesterday:
I just love that color and the stripes. By the way, convertibles now account for 41 percent of C8 production although I honestly couldn’t tell if this car was a convertible or a coupe with the top removed. I didn’t like the looks I was getting from the driver or those seated nearby so I decided not to hang around the car to find out.
That first row with two Lincoln Continentals, an early Monte Carlo and the beautiful Bonneville convertible was quite impressive.
An idiosyncratic favorite of mine, a Pontiac Fiero. This 1987 model is a GT equipped with the 2.8 liter V6 engine. I think these are great looking cars although I readily admit poorly executed and not good performers in stock trim.
On the left is a 1964 Studebaker Avanti. On the right is a 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk. 1956 was the first model year for the Hawk series, which saw numerous changes through its end as the Gran Turismo Hawk in 1964. The asking price for the Golden Hawk, of which 4,356 were produced that year, is $51,000.
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