Beautifully Restored

January 19th, 2012

1931 Chevrolet Independence 4 door sedan©

Small revisions made all the difference in looks of 1931′s as opposed to 1930 models, ie, chrome headlight shells, gracefully shaped taillights,standard wire wheels brightly colored, and an optional radiator stone guard. I took this picture ar a national VCCA rally in Rapid City, S.D. in 1996.

True Beauty

October 5th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet Phaeton©

I know there is another picture and article about a ’32 Phaeton on this site, but I’m sorry-I just can’t get enuff of them. I took this picture at a Vintage Chevrolet Club of America rally at Grand Junction, Colorado in 2006. The only accessories missing that I can see would be step plates on the running boards!! The owner really had it decked out!! If I run across any more phaetons, you can bet they will appear on this site!!

Prague Tour Car

October 4th, 2011

1931 Skoda convertible©

This Skoda was manufactured in 1931 via a Czechoslovakia firm. It features a 4 cylinder,1.2 liter engine, 22 horsepower and 4 speed transmission. The picture was taken in Prague in September 2011 during the vacation of James Michael O’Connor[son of the writer] and his wife Viki. This is the first foreign car picture and article entered on this website. Jim said he saw 3 other Skodas used as rented tour cars. Got to admit it would be a fun way to tour!!!

First Car

September 26th, 2011

1938 Chevrolet Master 2 Door Sedan©

This story goes back a long way!! Part of the history of us, Glyn and Belva Verzatt. This ’38 Chevy Master 2 door was my first car and was I ever proud of it!! It was set up to run!! The engine was rebuilt with .30 or .40 over bore, aluminum pistons, dual intake and exhaust, flywheel lightened by 18 or 22 pounds and it might have had 235 powerglide rocker arms. It had skirts and full chrome hubcaps to set off it’s appearance!! I owned it when Belva and I were married in December of 1952, not long after she had graduated from high school. I didn’t get to drive it very long at that time, because Uncle Sam invited me to visit Korea with a bunch of other young men!!

Beautiful at 50

September 17th, 2011

1961 Chevrolet Impala convertible©

Look at the lines of this automobile!! Are they not gorgeous?? The ’61 Impala convertible number built was 64,600. I didn’t realize until writing this article that the 1957 Bel Air convertible wasn’t the best selling Chevy convertible ever. Only 47,562 of them were produced. The owner of this ’61 must be very proud that it is his or hers possession. I took this picture at the Car de Lane car show in Cour de Alene, Idaho in June 2011.

Somewhat Longer

September 17th, 2011

1930 Plymouth 4 Door Sedan©

Would you believe this is a 1930 Plymouth-extended version!! I was watching a parade of antique cars in Cour de Alene, Idaho in June 2011. I yelled at the driver and asked him the make and year model of this monstrosity and the above was his reply. Really a weird looking automobile!!

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