Bellevue Ford Meet 2013

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.

Hot rods in traffic

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.

 

1937 Ford Sedan unmolested

 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

1935 Ford Coupe

1936 Ford rear

1936 Ford Coupe

1947 Ford convertible

1947 Ford Convertible

1947 Ford convertible rear

 

1947 Ford convertible interior

1947 Lincoln front

1947 Lincoln

1947 Lincoln

 

1947 Lincoln rear closeup

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 Ford COE truck

1947 COE truck. CEO = Cab Over Engine.

1947 Ford COE truck side

 

1947 Ford COE truck interriorThis truck is perfect inside and out.

 

1950 Ford Convertible front

1950 Ford Convertible

 

1950 Ford Convertible rear

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!

 

1950 Ford Convertible interior

Interior looks great on these as well.

 

Buick wagon

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.

 

1953 Ford sedan

You don’t have to limit yourself to two doors in order to look cool. You would look good driving this 1953 Ford sedan.

 

1953 Ford sedan rear

Looks good from any angle.

 

1955 DeSoto Convertible

1955 DeSoto Convertible

 

1956 Dodge

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 front

1956 Lincoln Mark II. This was the most expensive car in 1956. $10,000. That was a lot of coin in 1956.

 1956 Lincoln Mark II rear

1956 Lincoln Mark II interior

 

1956 Lincoln Mark II rear closeup

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 4 door hard top

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!

 

1959 Edsel Villager station wagon front

Need to pick up groceries in style? How about a 1959 Edsel Villager station wagon.

 

1959 Edsel Villager station wagon

Rocket outlets in the fins a la Buck Rogers.

 1931 Scotts Ford Model A Hot Rod

Scott’s un-chopped Model A. This one is equipped with an inline overdrive. Cool car.

 

Hot Rods at Scotts

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!

Good Day!