These shots are from the spring Bellevue Ford meet and it took this long to get them posted. I have no excuse…but who cares? These cars are timeless and can be enjoyed anytime.
As always the drive to and from the event is usually the best part. Hot rods stirring up traffic in the busy city is great fun.
Let’s start with a beautiful low mileage, all original, unmolested 1937 Ford Sedan…in black of course. Even the tools, spare and wood board were still in the trunk. What a treat.
1935 Ford Coupe
1936 Ford Coupe
1947 Ford Convertible
In the “The-Don’t-Make-Them-Like-They-Used-To” Department: Check out the detail work on this Lincoln trunk handle. Absolutely beautiful! …and you thought third brake lights were a new thing!
1947 COE truck. CEO = Cab Over Engine.
This truck is perfect inside and out.
1950 Ford Convertible
These Fords have great lines. I still don’t know why they call them shoebox Fords. Sure doesn’t look like a rectangle box to me!
Interior looks great on these as well.
Just because you have a 1951 Buick woodie wagon you don’t have to be a surfer dude. This guy is obviously a canoe dude.
You don’t have to limit yourself to two doors in order to look cool. You would look good driving this 1953 Ford sedan.
Looks good from any angle.
1955 DeSoto Convertible
1956 Dodge. This was a very nice car BEFORE the restoration but the owner decided to go all out anyway. NICE!
1956 Lincoln Mark II. This was the most expensive car in 1956. $10,000. That was a lot of coin in 1956.
Here is another “The-Don’t-Make-Them-Like-They-Used-To” example. Take a look at this Lincoln trunk emblem. It is pure art! You could frame it and hang it on the wall but that would probably upset some Lincoln purists. Today’s trunks get some plastic adhesive chrome letters at best like “LS” or “ES” and that stands for…nothing.
1957 DeSoto Firedome four door hardtop. Wow, check out that rear end. That is some kind of rearend. Classy car with all the right colors. “Me want” factor on this one!
Need to pick up groceries in style? How about a 1959 Edsel Villager station wagon.
Rocket outlets in the fins a la Buck Rogers.
Scott’s un-chopped Model A. This one is equipped with an inline overdrive. Cool car.
Scott and his wife was nice to host catered BBQ food. Thanks Man! Your humble Editor’s shiny but pretty stock 1937 Ford Cabriolet sticks out like a sore thumb among all these traditional hot rods. Oh well, that’s how we roll!