Good Old days

February 19th, 2011

1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Convertible © 2011

The first 1940 Chevy convertible I saw happened at a new car show at the convention hall in Enid, Oklahoma right after the new 1940 models hit the dealer showrooms. It was a dark green color with tan leather interior. What a beauty!! Enid is home to Vance Air Force Base and when the forties were introduced, men were were there learning to fly B-25 Bombers. It seemed to me every one of those guys had to have a new Chevy convertible as there was seemingly an endless parade of them cruising the city square every evening. Man, how I envied them!! Cruising the square with the top down and a beautiful Enid girl sitting very close to that lucky guy. And, I was only 12 years old!! When I grew up, I was going to be one of those guys!! I was in the Air Force later on, but for some reason I passed on getting a convertible. I guess it was because I had thoughts of getting married and the convertible thing took a back seat!!