Bellevue Ford Meet 2016

With sunny and 80 degree weather I was looking forward to a full parking lot of vintage Fords mixed with other classics. That did not happened.

It is pretty clear that there is a generation shift going on. This very established meet get smaller for every year that goes by.

1932 Ford Tudor original

I hate to say it but the think the ’32 Ford generation is dying off and it is being replaced with  something else like muscle cars. Everybody want to drive what they drove in high school. Well, anyone that drove a thirties car in high school is pretty old by now.

Having said that, there were some nice cars to check out:

2016 Ford Meet Ford Coupe

This owner of this1936 Ford encurages passerby folks to help peel off the old red paint. Maybe one day it will be all black again.

 

2016 Ford Meet Ford hot rod rear

A few nice hot rods were present like this cool fenderless and radically chopped 1933 Ford coupe.

 

2016 Ford Meet Ford hot rod front

Looks good coming or going.

 

2016 Ford Meet 1954 Ford convertible

1954 Ford convertible. How to cruise in style.

 

2016 Ford Meet 1954 Ford convertible emblem

Yup, they don’t make emblems like they used to!

 

2016 Ford Meet Buick Riviera

Buick Riviera cruising by…one of the best looking Buicks…evar!

 

2016 Ford Meet 1954 Ford wagon

I don’t normally like stationwagons but this makes me want one!

 

2016 Ford Meet Thunderbird

How refreshing! A well used un-restored 1955 T-bird. This car had a nice rebuilt engine but the owner had resisted the typical restoration. The car is very straight but shows signs of years of use.

 

2016 Ford Meet 1955 Thunderbird engine

It is clear that the owner freshened up the engine and we approve!

 

1964 Ford Fairlane

I guess it’s been a while but I just realized how small the 1964 Ford Fairlane is.  The car is just right if you ask me.

 

1931 Ford Roadster hot rod front

Doug Grande’s 1930 Ford Roadster hot rod.

 

1931 Ford Roadster hot rod

1931 Ford Roadster hot rod interior

1930 Ford hot rod interior.

1931 Ford Roadster hot rod rear detail

1930 Ford Hot Rod rear detail.

 

2016 Ford Meet 1936 Ford truck

1936 Ford truck

 

1963 Ford Galaxie convertible

Let’s round this report off with a very nice 1963 Ford Galaxie convertible.