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AROUND THE HOBBYNEWS
News and notes from the collector car world

Hilton Head Festival to spotlight Cadillacs


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. _ The Hilton Head
Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance has se-
lected Cadillac as the honored marque for its 16th annual
event. The 2017 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival
(HHIMF) will pay homage to the “Standard of the World”
throughout the Hilton Head Island weekend of the Festival

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from Nov. 3-5. The Concours d’Elegance, held the final
day of the Festival on Nov. 5, will have three classes dedi-
cated to Cadillac: Classics 1916 to 1948, Production 1949
to 1962 and Production 1963 to 1973.
Highlights of significant vehicles that will be included
in the celebration include:
— The Cadillac Cyclone: Built in 1959 by Cadillac,
the Cyclone was never mass-produced as a production
model. It was the vehicle that inspired the career of GM’s
Former Global Design Chief Ed Welburn. The Cyclone’s Duesenberg heads AA Auburn sale
design was heavily inspired by the aviation and rocket de- AUBURN, Ind. _ Auctions America has added a 1933
signs of the 1950s. Duesenberg Model SJ “sweep panel” phaeton by La-
The Cyclone will be on display Saturday and Sunday, Grande, engine J-510, to its annual Auburn Fall Collector
Nov. 4-5, at the Port Royal Golf Club as part of the Pin- Car Weekend Aug. 31 – Sept. 3. The Duesenberg is one
nacle Collector exhibit honoring Ken Gross, a columnist of 11 LaGrande “sweep panel” phaetons produced for
for Old Cars Weekly. the long-wheelbase Duesenberg Model J chassis. Of
— 1908 Cadillac Model T Victoria: The car, owned these, just three were supercharged SJ models, and only
by Paul Ianaurio of Duncan, S.C., was featured in “Cadil- one of these, no. J-510, boasted unique styling features,
lac: 100 Years of Innovation” by Angelo Van Bogart after most prominently the lack of a full second cowl; instead,
its 18-year restoration. The tulip-bodied Victoria touring it was fitted with a folding windshield that collapsed
behind the front seat when not in use.
car received the VMCCA Award for Best Pre-1912 Au-
The Duesenberg was delivered new to Bernard E.
tomobile in 2003. The vehicle will be on display during “Ben” Smith, a floor trader with W.E. Hutton & Co. in
the Concours d’Elegance on Nov. 5 at the Port Royal Golf New York City. After the car had spent the first decade
Club. of its life at the Smith Family home in New York, Ben Jr.
— 1934 Cadillac Victoria convertible coupe: Only 56 and his new wife drove the Duesenberg to Mexico in
V-16 engines were produced this year. This car has been 1946 when they partnered on a major horseracing facility
owned by some of the most important collectors of this near Mexico City. Smith’s partner purchased the busi-
era. ness outright shortly thereafter, and the Model SJ was
The vehicle will be on display during the Concours included as part of the transaction. Its further custodian-
d’Elegance on Sunday at the Port Royal Golf Club. ship in Mexico City during the 1940s and 1950s earned it
— 1955 Cadillac St. Moritz: A re-creation of the 1955 the nickname the “Mexico City SJ.”
Numerous attempts were made by early collectors
GM Motorama car based upon an Eldorado will be de-
to buy the car. In the late 1960s, an American enthusi-
buted by Rick Payton. The vehicle will be on display dur- ast finally successfully purchased the Duesenberg and
ing the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday at the Port Royal returned it to the U.S. Since then, the SJ has been a
Golf Club. member of some of the finest collections in the country,
For more information on the Hilton Head Island Mo- including the renowned Lyon Family Collection for 25
toring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, visit the official years. It retains its original body, engine and chassis and
website at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. Tickets for the is accompanied at Auburn Fall by Auburn Cord Duesen-
2017 HHIMF are available for sale online. berg (ACD) Club Category One Certification (D-182).
Other highlights include:
●●● — A 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 F-Code Skyliner, one
of just seven original F-Code Skyliners produced.
— A Bloomington Gold-winning 1953 Chevrolet
Ferraris to fuel RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale
Corvette, the 127th of just 300 examples built for the first
MONTEREY, Calif. _ RM Sotheby’s will auction 13
year.
iconic road-going Ferraris as part of its flagship Mon- — A 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray “Superno-
terey sale from Aug. 18-19 during Pebble Beach Concours va”, restored to its 1971 Road Atlanta SCCA condition.
d’Elegance week. Spanning over 50 years of Ferrari’s rich For information, visit www.auctionsamerica.com.
heritage, all the cars come from a single-owner collection.

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AUCTION THE
AROUND EXPRESS
HOBBYNEWS
News and notes from the collector car world

Dubbed the Ferrari Performance Collection, the group is ●●●


headlined by a restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinet-
ta, one of the last Ferraris built that was eligible to be raced McCormick Palm Springs sale set for November
at events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans with little or no PALM SPRINGS, Calif. _ The 2017 Palm Springs Auc-
modification in the period. Joining the 250 GT SWB is a 1967 tion will be held Nov. 17-19 at McCormick’s in Palm Springs,
Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta by Scaglietti and a lightweight, Calif. Among the headline cars will be a 1936 Packard 1407
competition-focused, aluminium-bodied 1969 Ferrari Dino LeBaron all-weather cabriolet with 11,058 recorded miles.
206 GT. Also up for bids will be a 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley
Sotheby’s 2017 Monterey sale will feature 100 high-end two-door hardtop. Very few of these “glass tops” were pro-
automobiles in total. For more information, visit: www.rmso- duced. Check www.classic-carauction.com for a complete en-
thebys.com. try list which is updated daily, or call 760-320-3290.
●●● ●●●

10,000 Lakes Concours celebrates 5th year Bonhams’ sale to include first U.S. McLaren F1
EXCELSIOR, Minn. _ The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Con- Bonhams’ Aug. 18 Carmel, Calif., sale will be headlined
cours d’Elegance will be held Sunday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to by the 1995 McLaren F1, number 044 — the first McLaren
4 p.m. on the Excelsior Commons in Excelsior, Minn. The F1 imported into the U.S. and one of only a handful of F1s
exhibition will feature more than 180 historic cars, boats and to become fully federalized as a U.S. road-legal car. Only 64
motorcycles from as early as the 1900s, displayed along the street legal F1s were built.
shores of Lake Minnetonka. New attractions include a Kids For more information, visit www.Bonhams.com/Quail.
Zone; test drives of cars from Jaguar and Land Rover of Min-
neapolis, Porsche Minneapolis, Lexus of Wayzata and BMW
of Minnetonka; and a chance to take a vintage boat cruise on Got Hobby News?
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A limited amount of tickets will be sold. For more informa- know about, e-mail us at oldcars@krause.com
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Blinded
by
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1968 Dodge Coronet R/T


is dressed to impress

■ Story and photos by Brian Earnest

O
ne of the first things you notice about Buster Ferns’
spectacular 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T is the brilliant
all-white paint job.
Long before the Brookfield, Wis., resident ever got the car
put together and ready to roll, Ferns noticed it, too.
“Once the guys at the shop washed it and buffed it, this is
the way it looked … That was a big thing. That saved me a
lot of money right there,” laughed the affable Ferns. “It was patience, but the muscular Dodge is now a real show-stopper.
all painted underneath, all the wheel wells and everything. It’s all added up to more than Ferns bargained for when he
I didn’t have to worry about any of that. That all turned out went looking for a retirement project car about five years ago.
nice.” “I was talking to my friends and was telling them I could
It took a little elbow grease, some parts chasing and some
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go for a car again, because I am retired now and have some “When I got it and started putting it all together and found
time to work on them and do some mechanical work,” Ferns out what he didn’t have, that’s when the search was on, but
recalled. “A friend of mine found this. It was his friend’s uncle that’s part of the fun,” he said. “I didn’t realized it would be
who owned this. He had a bunch of cars and he had passed that hard. I ordered some parts from Stephens [Peformance]
away and my buddy asked if I wanted to go look at some. I — they are an all-MoPar junkyard in Anderson, Ala. I went to
was initially looking at a ’64 GTO, but that was kind of ratty. an all-MoPar car show and swap meet in Columbus, Ohio, and
But my friend said he’s got two more cars in another garage found parts there. Then slowly but surely a few things I needed
up by his house and the Coronet was one of them. I kind of I could get from Year One.”
liked it because you don’t see many of the Coronets anymore, The Coronet had 46,000-plus miles on the clock at the time
so that’s why I bought it. It was licensed originally in North and had a 1967-dated 440 V-8 and four-speed manual trans-
Carolina, and then I bought it from the estate of the gentleman
who passed away, and he lived just out of Slinger [Wis.].”
The previous two owners had both planned to restore the
Coronet, but neither was able to complete the task. The Wis-
consin collector had rounded up many new parts, including
new exhaust and interior, but the car was still a long way from
finished when Ferns took ownership.
“When I looked at it it had no top and no interior, and the
back end was way up in the air. I said, ‘Well, if I’m gonna buy
it, does it run?’” Ferns recalled. “And he said, ‘According to
my brother, the motor was supposed to have been rebuilt, and
the trans.” So I said let’s put a battery in it and see if it starts.
So it started and I bought it. I knew at least it ran.

Buster Ferns’ 1968 Coronet R/T was restored with its


factory-correct white paint and contrasting black vinyl
top and “bumblebee” stripes on the tail. The 375-hp 440
Magnum under the hood makes it hard to sneak up on
anyone, but gives the Dodge plenty of motivation. The
R/T was the hot version of the long-running Coronet,
and could also be had with a Hemi, although Hemi R/Ts
are rare.

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Ferns’ car is outfitted with a four-speed transmission,
floor console, AM radio and column-mounted
tachomoter. The interior is all black which, combined
with the heat from the big engine, makes for a warm
ride on hot summer days. Bucket seats and a 150-mph
speedometer were standard with the R/T package.

back and you couldn’t move it, and you couldn’t get shocks
for it because they weren’t long enough! I took those off and
ordered original springs. I took apart the front end and put
all new bushings in it and got rid of the drum brakes in the
front because it wouldn’t stop. I put manual disc brakes on the
front so now at least it stops. The motor wound up having a
mission that both appeared to be solid. Most of Ferns’ efforts cracked head, so I had to take the heads off and put in a new
involved new suspension and electrical work. cam, lifters, water pump, fuel pump, new manifolds… It runs
“Since I was putting in an all-new interior, I re-wired the great now. It really drives nice.”
entire thing, all the wiring is brand new,” he says. “It’s got The mid-size Dodge Coronet underwent a transformation
new carpet and headliner and everything … I had to go shop- for the 1968 model year. It was completely restyled from stem
ping for the console, but I found a console for it. I had to take to stern. This was a high-volume series for Dodge and pro-
the springs off the back because for some reason they were duction rose from 159,781 units in 1967 to 189,500 in 1968.
eight-leaf springs and we don’t know if [a previous owner] In the Coronet R/T line, 10,900 cars were turned out — up
raced it or what. I’m a heavy guy, and you could sit in the slightly from 10,181 the year before.

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Two body styles were available in the R/T format. The two- shift Hemi convertible and eight automatic convertibles.
door sport coupe was base priced at $3,353 and convertible Of course, not all Coronets were performance cars. By
prices started at $3,613. R/T equipment included bucket seats, 1968, the Coronet was a long-running staple of the Chrysler
dual exhausts, a stiff suspension, heavy-duty brakes and other Corp. mid-size lineup that included the Coronet 440, 500 and
goodies, including a 150-mph speedometer. TorqueFlite auto- Deluxe, which were available as wagons, coupes and four-
matic transmission was the standard setup. door sedans. The Coronet 500 was also available as a convert-
Bumblebee stripes — or alternatively no-cost optional ible. After the nameplate was discontinued for 1960, it was
body side stripes — were provided to set off the 1968 model’s reintroduced in 1965 and joined the muscle car race in 1967
appearance. There were R/T emblems on the grille and R/T when the R/T package was introduced. A low-priced perfor-
medallions on the fenders and rear trunk latch panel. Coronet mance model, the Super Bee, with a 383-cid/335-hp V-8 as the
R/Ts used the same interior as Coronet 500s, but had a special base engine, was also added in the spring of 1968.
“power bulge” hood with simulated air vents. Ferns might not be so eager to roll up the miles on his own
The standard 440-cid Magnum V-8 was the same as in 1967 R/T if he was packing the rare Hemi under the hood, but he
with its 4.32 x 3.75-inch bore and stroke, 10.1:1 compression has no reservations about putting the 440 mill through its pac-
ratio and single four-barrel. Horsepower (375 at 4,600 rpm) es whenever the weather is nice. He doesn’t mind occasionally
and torque (480 lbs.-ft. at 3,200 rpm) remained unchanged. A showing the younger crowd that flashy white member of the
four-speed manual or automatic transmission were also stan- “Scat Pack” can more than hold its own in sprints between
dard again. What did vary very slightly was the published per- traffic lights.
formance numbers: 6.9 seconds for the 0-to-60-mph test and “You get the kids roll up next to you and you have to show
15.1 seconds for the quarter-mile at 94 mph. The bad news them a little something [laughs]. When you start, I like it be-
was the 440-motivated Coronet R/T produced 9.6 to 12.1 mpg cause you can hear it. It’s a little quiet until you really hit and
fuel economy. then you can feel it putting you back in the seat. That’s nice.
High-performance options for the Coronet R/T included a That’s the way it was back in those days. You just beat ’em up,
limited-slip differential for $42.35; custom wheels for $97.30; because you could just buy another one for $1,000. You don’t
front disc brakes for $72.95; and a console for $52.85. High- do it today because they cost too much.
performance tires and bucket seats were standard on the R/T. “But I bought it just to go driving around with it. My bud-
For 1968, the optional Street Hemi V-8 cost $604.75 and was dies and I always said, ‘If we have to trailer ’em, we’re not go-
ordered for 94 Coronet R/Ts with four-speeds and 136 with ing to have ’em.’ There’s no point in having them if you can’t
TorqueFlite automatic. Experts believe there was one stick- drive them and enjoy them.”

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Mighty ’
Fine
Beautiful Buick coupe is on the move a lot
these days after many years in waiting
■ Story and photos
by Brian Earnest
39
the time and effort have certainly paid
off. The sparkling ’39 coupe is a hit at
any weekend car show and a continuing
the car sat their at my dad’s place and
I asked him what he wanted to do with
it because I liked it. It’s an opera coupe

I
f Jerry Allen’s brother hadn’t un- source of joy for its owner — in part be- and a sport coupe and the seats fold up
knowingly blown a fan belt back cause so many people doubted that he’d and I really liked it. He said, ‘Jerry, the
when he was a teenager, Allen might ever have the car back on the road. motor smokes since I cooked it and it
not be having as much fun in life as he’s “My brother had the car and he’d take doesn’t run right, and I won’t be needing
having these days.
it down to the bar with the fellas and win a car so you can have it.’ I think I paid
The balky belt ultimately led to Al-
bets for a case of beer that he could do him like $65 back in 1959 or ’60. And I
len getting the keys to his sibling’s
85 [mph] in second gear!” laughs Allen. covered it up and put a tarp over it.”
1939 Buick, which has accompanied
“And he did that a number of times, and Allen quickly found out that he
him through the past 56-plus years and
then one time he was coming back to the wasn’t the only one who liked the Buick.
turned into a permanent toy that the
car and the car wasn’t running right, so Some unwanted rodents also staked their
Omro, Wis., resident never grows tired
he popped the hood and the manifold claim to the idle coupe over that winter.
of.
was cherry red. He broke the fan belt “The next spring I wanted to go get it
It took many years for Allen to get the
and the engine got hot. and get it running, but I opened the door
car into running condition and ultimate-
“Well, he went into the service and and the darn mice were in my ceiling.
ly to the beautiful shape it’s in today, but
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I slapped the ceiling and the mice were got to high school they said, ‘Dad, we’ve decade-old used car by the time Allen
all in there squirming. It just blew my got to get that car going!’ But the funds took a shine to his brother’s car, but it’s
mind. It upset me,” he says. were slim at that time, you know, so I not hard to understand why he was smit-
Not long after that Allen got married waited until ’91 and put it all back to- ten. The handsome Buick styling of the
and the car wound up sitting in and old gether. era has always held up well and the cars
garage out in the country. The structure “All that time it was my therapy, I’ll were some of the best-looking machines
wasn’t much, but it was shelter at least put it that way. I was doing my thing. on American roadways.
and it gave Allen a chance to start a res- It was a challenge, and I enjoyed it.” Even a 40 Series Special bottom-tier
toration project that would eventually coupe — called a 39-46S in Buick no-
stretch all the way to 1991. The fine ’39s menclature — was a head turner. The
Guys would drive by and say, “Geez, The 1939 coupe was a well-traveled ’39 Buicks featured new body styling
Jerry what are you doing out there at 1,
2 o’clock in the morning?’ Your wife
must have kicked you out!” he chuck-
les. “Then when we built a new house in
’65… this was the first thing I put in my
new garage.”
The Allens went on to raise four
children and the old Buick got put on
the “someday” list until the late 1980s,
when Jerry finally got serious about get-
ting it finished. “We had a boy and a girl
and a boy and girl, and when the boys

The 1939 version of the Buick


overhead-valve straight eight was
dubbled the “Dynaflash.” It
displaced 248 cubic inches
and produced 107 hp.

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The walnut grained dash was party
of an updated interior for 1939. The
“Sonomatic” radio was adorned with
fancy vertical trim and located in the
middle between the driver
and passenger.

and a solid rounded and enclosed nose


extending halfway down over the ra-
diator. Harmonizing with the sweeping
curves of the nose and fenders was an
extra-wide radiator grille with verti-
cal bars. The headlights were slightly
recessed in the high skirts midway be-
tween the fenders and radiator. On Spe-
cials and Centurys the windshields were
considerable larger, as were the front
windows and rear window. The floors The Series 40 wheelbase was re- ger two-door sport coupe. It had vent
on all models were 2 inches lower than duced 2 inches to 120. A new clutch was windows, front-hinged doors, roll-down
in 1938. There were thinner front door simpler than the previous unit and a new door windows, forward-slanting rear
pillars and large hubcaps. In place of lighter, stronger transmission was uti- quarter windows and a front bench seat
runningboards, optional narrow stream lized. The full-coil suspension featured with two individual opera seats behind
boards could be installed. “Buicoil” torque-free springs at the rear, it.
The Series 40 interior was finished as well as a coil spring “knee-action” Only the Special business coupe
in Walnut moldings. A new dashboard setup in front. ($849) was cheaper than the sport coupe
arrangement and a column-mounted The sport sedan was dropped from ($950) for 1939. A total of 10,043 of the
“Handi-Shift” gearshifter were new. the Special lineup and the convertible versatile coupes were built I the Special
“Flash-Away” directional signals were coupe had rear opera seats instead of a line. A sport coupe was also available in
operated by the Handi-Shift lever. All rumbleseat. The sport phaeton was also the next-step-up Century series, but not
gauges were positioned directly in front discontinued. in the 133-inch-wheelbase Roadmaster
of the driver, except for the clock, which Model 39-46S was the four-passen- or 140-inch Limited lineup.
was mounted on the passenger side.
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The Series 40 cars were equipped with a
248-cubic inch overhead-valve eight-cylinder
that produced 107 hp. The top three Buick lines
all featured the bigger 320-cid 141-hp eight.

Back on the road


Allen solved one of his biggest problems —
a smoking engine that was probably going to
require a lot of work to fix — by swapping in
an engine from a 1941 model that had been
in an accident. Beyond that, he had to do very
little parts chasing.
“It was time consuming, but it went togeth-
er good. The body didn’t have too much rust
on it. The interior is nylon and they didn’t have
nylon at the time. The old stuff didn’t wear as
good…. and the moths get in there and make
nests and stuff.
“It was painted black before, but I thought
it might show too many marks if I had it re-
painted black, but they had a gray that was
nice. [My painter] said, ‘Well are you planning
on going to Nationals [and getting it judged]
and I said no way. You’d get points off for it
not being correct. I went with this paint with
clearcoat on it and if you look close you can
see it’s got a metallic in it.”
Though it’s been done and back on the road
for about 25 years, the Buick remains in fan-
tastic condition and the restoration still looks
fresh. Allen says he rolls up plenty of miles
heading to weekend car shows around Wiscon-
sin, trying to make up for some lost time after
the car was in mothballs for so many years.
“I’ve been going to shows now for a long time
with it and I’ve got a shelf full of trophies. I
don’t know what I’ll ever do with them, but it’s
been fun.”
Allen has had more than a few admirers
try to pry the car away from him — with one
suitor handing a blank check to his wife and
telling her to “give him whatever he wants
for it!” Allen’s affection for the beautiful gray
coupe clearly hasn’t wavered, however. “I’ve
said no way, I’m not parting with it. It’s mine
and it’s my toy. That might have to wait until I
die [laughs].”

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By Bill Siuru
INDEPENDENTS DAY

Beastly
Early MoPar Muscle: 1960 - 671962 Dodge Polara 413 Max
Wedge two-door hardtop.

Beginnings
Thanks to its commitment to the hair-raising Hemi, Chrysler was at
the front of the horsepower race from the very beginning

C
hrysler was the annual favorite in the 1950s horsepower right up with NASCAR in competition for car nuts’ attentions
race, thanks to its impressive Hemi-head technology. A and dollars. Founded in 1951 by Hot Rod magazine editor
Firepower V-8 topped the output ratings chart nearly ev- Wally Parks, the NHRA quickly gained momentum, holding
ery year from 1951 on and in 1955 became the first postwar its first U.S. Nationals meet in Great Bend, Kansas, in 1955.
power plant to produce 300 horses, at least on paper. Demon- But drawing fans was one thing; attracting the factory guys
strating those ponies’ true strength was no problem; Chrysler’s into the game represented the real key to further growth. So
big letter cars easily dominated big Bill France’s burgeoning it was no coincidence when the NHRA Nationals moved to
NASCAR circuit in 1955 and ’56, and Dodge’s Hemi-powered Motown in 1959.
D-500s were no slouches either when it came to slinging dirt “What was undoubtedly the best selling job ever done in
clods around. Even the Automobile Manufacturers Associa- behalf of the hot rod sport was accomplished at Detroit this
tion’s so-called “ban” on factory racing involvement, insti- year when members of the National Hot Rod Association
tuted in the summer of 1957, couldn’t slow the MoPar men presented the 5th annual National Championship Drag Races
down. Like General Motors, Chrysler simply toned down its there,” wrote Parks in his November 1959 Hot Rod column.
competition affairs and kept on letting the horses run free. “Among the 80,000 or so who attended were hundreds of rep-
Another opportunity to show off all that power in front of resentatives from the various auto manufacturing companies.”
hoards of prospective buyers developed as the National Hot Included in the throng were engineers, advertising reps,
Rod Association came into prominence to help put drag racing administrative officials and top executives, nearly all coming
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This 1960 Dodge Phoenix D-500 two-door hardtop
featured cross-flow manifolds. The Phoenix was a new
model in the 1960 Dodges.

away seriously impressed, by both the high-octane spectacle


and its high-profile marketing implications. “Detroit and the
automobile industries got their first real look at drag rac-
ing a la NHRA, and judging from all appearances, they like
it,” added Hot Rod writer Bob Pendergrast. According to
Parks, Chrysler main man Tex Colbert and Chevrolet chief
Ed Cole stood by betting on whose product would come out
on top. Proverbial push then morphed into shove, and the
next thing you knew the Big Three was in the factory drag
car business.
It was Cole who took Colbert’s cash at Detroit Drag-
way in 1959 as Harold Ramsay’s ’57 Chevy won Top Stock
Eliminator, a new title created especially for that year’s
manufacturers showcase Nationals. A flurry of new NHRA
rules and specifications then followed in 1960 as stock-class
drag racing really got rolling.
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The Sonoramic
Commander tag
was present on
this 1960
Plymouth
Belvedere
two-door sedan.

It had all been so simple at Great Bend in 1955. The first


NHRA Nats featured four classes (A/Stock through D/Stock)
for completely stock cars—full exhaust systems and street
tires were required. Manual or automatic transmission didn’t
matter; both were grouped in the same class. Determining
which class your daily driver belonged in was a matter of
dividing its officially reported shipping weight by its factory-
advertised horsepower rating: the higher the power-to-weight
ratio, the higher the class.
More classes then followed as Detroit began doling out
more horsepower. E/Stock was added in 1957, as was an even
faster catchall, Super/Stock (S/S). Nine years later the NHRA
rule book specified 34 Stock and 12 Super/Stock classes. Au-
tomatic cars had gained their own classifications in 1962, and
Optional Super/Stock had appeared the previous year. Meant built quarter-mile ground-pounders that never pretended to
to pick up where S/S parameters left off, the OS/S class was be stock up through 1966. The unrestricted Funny Car genre
created to make a home for “factory-stock” hardware that then evolved from there.
didn’t quite qualify as “available to the general public.” But before all that aluminum and fiberglass started piling
Inspiration for the formation of OS/S came primarily from on, before wheelbases were altered and interiors were gutted,
Pontiac, which in 1961 began offering its ready-to-race 389 it was the engines that first had to be tweaked to kick off the
Super Duty cars with, among other things, weight-saving alu- factory super-stock battle. And it was MoPar men who, after
minum bumpers. An even more radical 421 Super Duty V-8 making so many horses during the ‘50s, had the leg up as a
showed up late that year, delivered in crates to only a few new decade dawned.
select big-time racers, and from there the race was truly on. Looking awfully cool beneath Dodge and Plymouth hoods
Ford and Chevrolet countered Pontiac with their own at the drag strip in 1960 was the same ram induction equip-
lightweight drag cars in 1962 to further stretch the definition ment featured as standard equipment for Chrysler’s full-size
of “factory stock.” NHRA rules-makers then responded as 300F that year. A “poor man’s supercharger,” those 30-inch-
OS/S was superseded that year by the Factory Experimen- long tubular manifolds helped boost output by 10 percent
tal (F/X) class, which struggled to contain a cast of Detroit- compared to the more conventional inline dual-carb setup

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used in 1959. race car bodywork. For street driving, however, the situation
Benefits of those spidery manifolds were twofold. Inertia was completely different as typical engine speeds were con-
created as the fuel charge accelerated over the tube’s length siderably lower. Putting usable power in the 2,500- to 3,000-
helped ram the mixture home once the intake valve opened, rpm range on a carburetor-fed engine required ram tubes ap-
while additional assistance squeezing fuel-air into the com- proximately 2.5 feet long, meaning engineers would have to
bustion chamber was supplied by harnessing the natural re- find some way to fit such a massive manifold arrangement
verberations that occur as the intake valve closes. Each time under a passenger car’s hood. After about five years of devel-
a valve slams shut, it sends a rapid resonance wave through opmental effort, they finally figured it out in 1960.
the pressurized fuel-air column in the manifold tube. The trick Fitting the ram induction design into 1960 MoPars wasn’t
was to have that wave “bounce back” down the tube at the easy, nor was it cheap, but it caught the eyes of horsepower
exact moment the intake valves was reopening, also adding hounds everywhere, which was the idea all along. “Chrysler
to the ramcharging effect. From there it was simply a mat- people admit they’re way out on a limb on costs with this set-
ter of determining the correct tube length for the power range up,” explained Hot Rod magazine’s Roger Huntington, “but
desired: the longer the tube, the lower the rpm band for maxi- they felt the performance boost in the usable rpm range would
mum power. Adjusting the power band by changing the tube be a good enough sales gimmick to make it pay off.” Chrysler
length was called “tuning.” people also felt ram induction enhanced performance enough
Chrysler engineers had been toying with tuned induction on its own to justify dropping the proven hemi-head design
systems since 1946, at first using one-cylinder engines with after 1959 in favor of lighter, easier-to-engineer Wedge-head
single-throat carburetors. Various patents on tuned induction V-8s.
designs were registered in the late-1940s, then along came the In 1960 ram induction became a performance option for
Firepower V-8. In 1952 an experimental 331 Hemi intended Dodge, Plymouth and terminally ill De Soto.
for Indianapolis competition and topped by Hilborn fuel in-
jectors on tuned intake stacks developed 447 horsepower. En- Dodge buyers found both ram induction and a Torque-
gineering research head James Zeder’s team determined the Flite automatic transmission in that year’s D-500 package.
optimum length for these stacks by using special adjustable The D-500 option was available for both of Dodge’s newly
intake tubes while testing the engine on a dynamometer. Once developed model lines in 1960: the shorter, affordable Darts
dyno results reached the desired peaks, the tube lengths were and the more expensive full-sized Polaras and Matadors.
set—simple, right? Full-sized Dodges were powered by a 383-cid V-8, which in
For race cars, yes. Remember, supplying maximum power D-500 trim produced maximum power of 330 horses at 4,800
at high revolutions, say about 6,000 to 7,000 rpm, meant us- rpm. Meanwhile the three Dart models—Seneca, Pioneer and
ing short ram tubes, equipment that fit easily within even tight Phoenix—got a smaller 361-cid version of Dodge’s Wedge-
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head V-8. Initially the D-500 option was offered only for the power] from 35mph on up to 90. [Ram induction] is designed
top-line Phoenix series, but then was extended to Senecas and for mid range passing, and that’s where it’s really got it.” Gib-
Pioneers soon after new model introduction. With ram induc- son and crew were so fond of touting the ram induction option
tion equipment in place, the Dart D-500’s 361-cid V-8 rated at as the great equalizer on the modern highway they made the
310 horsepower. D-500 option available for every Dodge model in 1960. When
Apparently it also became possible to mix and match as Woron decided to test a ’60 D-500 Dart, he received a four-
some 383-cid D-500 V-8s found their way into the small, door sedan, and today one ’60 Polara station wagon equipped
lighter Darts. Yet another little known alternative came over with ram induction is known.
dealer counters in the form of a “short-ram” setup. Looking The 383-equipped four-door D-500 Dart sedan Woron test-
identical to the standard long-tube ram induction equipment ed ran 0 to 60 in 8.5 seconds and reached the far end of the
on the outside, the short tram manifolds featured cut-down quarter-mile in 16.3 seconds, trapping at 85.6 mph. Admitting
“walls” inside the siamesed pairs of intake runners, effectively the ’60 D-500 was no quicker than the ’59 D-500 with its inline
reducing tuned tube length from about 28 inches to 18 (again, dual carburetors, he went on to detail how much ram induction
remember the shorter the tuned length, the higher the power enhanced the ride from 90 up to the car’s 115-mph top end.
band). Chrysler customers had a choice between both style “The response when both carburetors cut in is instantaneous.
ram induction intakes for the 300F’s 413-cid V-8, with the It comes on with a roar, pushing you back in your seat, and
long ram rating at 375 horsepower, the short ram at 400. As the car leaps ahead like a ram rushing to butt a challenger to
a dealer installation on Dodge’s 383, the short ram manifolds his supremacy over his flock.” Driving a 361-powered D-500
upped maximum output to 340 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. Dart, Sports Car Illustrated’s testers recorded quarter-mile re-
So what did all this short-ram, long-ram jargon mean to the sults in the 16.5-second range at about 85mph.
guy on the street? While downplaying the obvious competi- Dodge continued offering ram induction equipment and
tion implications of the D-500 package, Dodge chief engineer the D-500 option in 1961, although the two were no longer
George Gibson preferred to play up the added confidence ram necessarily one in the same as the basic D-500 package fea-
induction gave drivers in highway traffic situations. “The most tured an engine fed by a single carburetor. First came the
important thing we’ve done is to reduce your time in the pass- “Dart D-500” V-8, a 305-horse 361-cid power plant topped by
ing lane,” he told Motor Trend’s Walt Woron. “Expect lots [of a Carter four-barrel. As expected, this engine was optional on

This Dodge 330 two-door sedan Max Wedge 426 had the famous pushbutton automatic,
the plain red interior, the mighty Max Wedge 426 engine and the telltale dual exhausts.

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The 1965 Dick Landy Dodge drag car, one of the early "funny cars."

19 Dart models. For the longer, more expensive Polara there


1961 Motor Trend’s Charles Nerpel reported 0-60 in 9 seconds
was—you guessed it—the “Polara D-500” V-8, a 325-horse
w in a 361 Sonoramic ’60 Fury; quarter-mile performance came
383 also crowned by one Carter four-barrel carb.
38 in at 16.9 seconds at 85 mph. Hot Rod’s Ray Brock managed a
Midway through the model year the RB-series 413-cid 15.6-second quarter-mile pass at 90 mph in another 310-horse
big-block appeared on the Dodge options list, and it too re-
bi Fury test.
ceived the D-500 treatment. The “Super D-500” 413 featured
ce In both cases, the standard 3.31:1 axle ratio inhibited re-
a single four-barrel and was rated at 350 horsepower, while its sults. Clearly, the optional 3.54:1 gears, which were available
“Super Ram Induction D-500” big brother was advertised at only with the Sure-Grip differential, would allow the ram-
375 horses. As was the case during the ‘50s, a D-500 Dodge’s inducted engine to rev into its natural power band at a more
identity was played down in 1960 and ’61: for both years the opportune moment as far as neck-cracking launches were con-
only exterior clue was a small “500” badge on the cars’ tails. cerned. Those same gears, working in concert with the big-
The same ram induction engines carried over into Plym- ger Sonoramic Command, promised even more severe spinal
outh ranks in 1960 with new names: the 330-horsepower 383- injuries.
cid big boy was called “Sonoramic Commando,” its 310-horse As Brock claimed, “with such outstanding acceleration
361 little brother was simply the “Sonoramic” V-8. Each from a heavy car, it is reasonable to predict that a lighter mod-
engine was essentially identical, with hydraulic lifters, 10:1 el combined with a 383-inch Sonoramic [Commando] V-8,
compression, the same brace of Carter AFBs, and similar bad TorqueFlite and 3.54 axle ratio with Sure-Grip could register
attitudes. According to Plymouth ads, “the first ram induction quarter-mile speeds into the high 90s. All this with an auto-
engine in a production car [offers] supercharged results with- matic transmission, too.”
out stealing power… and puts out greater torque than 400 cu. Engineers chose not to offer the two ram-induction Plym-
in. mills!” In the case of the Sonoramic Commando, a whop- outh V-8s with standard transmissions in 1960, fearing a rash
ping 460 lbs.-ft. worth of maximum torque came at a some- of over-revved warranty work. Not to worry, though, the
what lazy 2,800 rpm. Passing on the highway was simply a TorqueFlite was an able mate for the Sonoramic Commando.
matter of when and where. “The three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission is
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undoubtedly the best unit offered by any American manufac- way up top, scratching the fenders during plug removal was
turer today when it comes to being punished by high horse- no longer a worry for Sonoramic Plymouth owners. “The
power,” bragged Brock. Behind the ram induction V-8s in job is best accomplished with the car on a lube rack, which
1960, the pushbutton-controlled TorqueFlite was reinforced means it is not a task for do-it-yourself mechanics,” he added.
throughout, including beefed servo springs and increased oil Almost to add insult to injury, early Sonoramic Plymouths
pressure. The result was strong, sure shifts during hard ac- suffered from serious plug-fouling problems in 1960 due to
celeration, as well as consistent, durable performance under a weak spring in the exhaust manifold heat control valve that
harsh use. Simply put, the combination was unbeatable. prevented sufficient high temperatures to reach the intakes’
But living with ram induction wasn’t all fun and games. heat riser chambers during low-speed operation. That malady,
Inherent space conflicts made squeezing the Sonoramic Com- as well as tricky throttle linkage adjustments, were the sub-
mando’s sprawling plumbing under a Plymouth hood a circus jects of more than one 1960 factory service bulletin.
of sorts. Adding the optional power brakes meant mounting Another foul called on the Sonoramic Plymouth came for
the boosted master cylinder perpendicular to the firewall, and too much time at the pumps. Although claims that ram induc-
the Carter carbs themselves were no joy to work on while tion somehow managed to simultaneously offer ample kick
bolted in place. Maybe that’s why designers graciously added and healthy mileage continue to pop up to this day, this was
removable access panels inside the wheel wells, which by the simply not the case, if only because the constant temptation to
way represents one of the easiest ways to detect a legitimate let all eight barrels whistle was just too great. The unmistak-
Sonoramic car. able whine as air rushed through the twin unsilenced breath-
And then there were the plugs… ers, combined with the resulting jolt to the driver’s mid-range
made 22 cents a gallon a more than fair trade. Average usage
“It is not a simple task to change spark plugs,” wrote Ray was something like 12 mpg; 14 if you occasionally eased up
Brock. With the ram manifolds and carburetors blocking the on the foot-feed.

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The interior of the 1965 Plymouth Satellite “426 Wedge” convertible.

But even though the Sonoramic V-8 liked to drink as much anything less), the 420-horse Max Wedge came with specific
as the next high-output power plant, it did have a nice tenden- instructions: “A final word of warning, the 13.5:1 engine must
cy to complain little when fed less potent poison, something never be run at top speeds for more than 15 seconds at a time,”
other comparable ultra-performance engines—with their typi- or about three seconds longer than it took one of these babies
cally high compression ratios—couldn’t stomach well at all. to dash down a quarter-mile.
Plymouth engineers recommended premium fuels, but Motor Built under precise conditions by Chrysler’s Marine and
Trend’s Charles Nerpel found regular gas suitable in most ap- Industrial Division, the Max Wedge was a perfect match for
plications, and claimed performance was “good with no ping the newly downsized Dodges and Plymouths, unit-body cars
unless the engine was lugged down in high gear.” that now rolled on a 116-inch wheelbase, two inches shorter
Like Dodge, Plymouth also offered the various 361, 383 than the hub-to-hub stretch on 1961 models. The new models
and 413 ram induction engines in 1961 before moving on to weighed a few hundred pounds less than their full-sized rivals
more serious strip-ready power sources. from Ford and GM and thus didn’t require any pound-cutting
When 1962 began the 421 Super Duty Pontiacs, 406 Fords modifications to remain competitive at the drag strip. No ex-
and 409 Chevys all dominated the factory super-stock ranks. pensive (and fragile) fenders, bumpers or hoods were offered,
Chrysler started that year well off the pace, but not for long. at least not in 1962.
Newly appointed corporation head Lynn Townsend had put Although the Max Wedge 413 was offered in a wide array
part-time racer, full-time engineer Tom Hoover in charge of Plymouth and Dodge models (including station wagons) in
of Chrysler’s competition performance program in October 1962, most of these monster mills found their way that year
1961, and Hoover wasted little time responding to rival es- into stripped-down two-door sedans—low-priced packages
calations. devoid of weight-adding creature comforts and dress-up bau-
His response, the 413 cubic-inch “Max Wedge” V-8, ap- bles. According to Dodge ads, a ’62 Max Wedge Dart featured
peared in May 1962. Actually, “Max Wedge” was a street “about the best power-weight ratio ever offered on a produc-
slang reference: “Max” coming from the “Maximum Perfor- tion car—now up to one horse for every 8.4 pounds.”
mance” designation used in factory brochures, “Wedge” re- The package also was amazingly affordable. “Dodge’s new
ferring to the engine’s Wedge-shaped combustion chambers. ‘Ramcharger 413’ package gives more performance per dol-
Officially Dodge’s version wore the “Ramcharger 413” label, lar than any other factory-assembled car in America,” wrote
while Plymouth’s was tabbed “Super Stock 413.” Roger Huntington in an August 1962 Motor Trend review. In
Two output ratings were listed in both cases: 410 and 420 Dodge terms, the 410-horse option added a relatively light
horsepower depending on compression levels; 11:1 for the $374.40 on top of the standard 230-horse V-8 Dart’s price.
former, a molecule-matching 13.5:1 for the latter. Obviously “Light” certainly qualified as a fair description considering
meant only for the strip (as if the 410-horse 413 was suited for what a Max Wedge customer got for that price.

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About the only carryover from the standard 413 was the slosh” baffles made sure an ample oil supply was available
block, and that was reportedly inspected for main bearing when it was needed most, while various machining tricks al-
ruggedness. Cylinder bores also were notched at the top to lowed that oil to reach vital areas in generous amounts on
provide clearance for the 1.88-inch exhaust valves, which demand.
were more than a quarter-inch larger than standard issue. Supplying generous amounts of fuel/air was a cast-alumi-
While intake valves remained at 2.08 inches, the cylinder num cross-ram intake mounting twin Carter AFB four-barrel
heads themselves were redesigned to improve flow character- carburetors on a diagonal, with the carb on the left feeding
istics by 25 percent. They were also beefed up to help prevent the cylinder bank on the right and vice-versa. Feeding the
gasket failure under high-compression conditions, and the Carters themselves was the full-time responsibility of a high-
heat crossover passage was eliminated to increase volumetric pressure fuel pump, while a dual-point, centrifugal-advance
efficiency (a cooler intake charge is a denser intake charge). distributor sparked the mixture.
Elsewhere in the valve train, high-pressure dual valve On the exhaust end, engineers supplied what Roger Hun-
springs relied on spiral steel dampers sandwiched between tington described as “a work of art—far and away the most
them to prevent harmful harmonics at high rpm. Though efficient [system] ever put on an American car.” Flowing
crucial to maximizing performance, the dual springs made it up and over the exhaust ports, the huge sweeping cast-iron
impossible to install oils seals on the valve stems, making the manifolds featured large two-inch-diameter individual pas-
Max Wedge a serious oil-burner (wide-clearance piston rings sages that fed into a three-inch collector. From there, three-
also contributed), an accepted condition among the factory inch diameter head pipes led to cutouts with bolt-on covers.
super-stock set. The covers stayed on for peaceful coexistence on the street,
Also helping keep things together on top were high- with exhaust gases being routed around the sealed outlet into
strength valve retainers and hardened 3/8-inch hollow push- two-inch tailpipes and twin Chrysler New Yorker mufflers. A
rods (standard pieces were 5/16-inch solid steel). Adjustable crossover balance tube joining the head pipes just ahead of
cast-iron rocker arms (base 413 stamped steel units were the outlets also helped control noise during civilian opera-
nonadjustable since they worked in concert with hydraulic tion. At the track the covers could be quickly unbolted for
lifters) and a solid-lifter cam completed the valve train. unrestricted, to hell-with-what-the-neighbors-think running.
On the bottom end, a forged steel crankshaft with hard- Completing the Max Wedge cast was a typical array of
ened journals and high-load tri-metal bearings did its part to high-performance armament—a heavy-duty driveshaft, po-
support factory claims of 6,500-rpm potential. Magnafluxed lice brakes, shocks and six-leaf springs in back, 7.50-inch
forged steel rods and lightweight forged aluminum pistons Goodyear tires on 14 x 5.50 rims, and a limited-slip Sure-
assisted as well. A deep-sump oil pan incorporating “anti- Grip differential with 3.90:1 gears. Transmission choices

The 1965 Plymouth Satellite convertible.

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were the heavy-duty Borg-Warner T-85 three-speed manual that pushed displacement up to 426 cubic inches. Known as
with a 10.5-inch clutch and the impressive A-727 TorqueFlite the “Stage II” Wedge, this racing mill was rated at 415 and
three-speed automatic. 425 horsepower, with the former featuring 11:1 compression,
Thanks to the durable TorqueFlite, Max Wedge MoPars the latter an unheard of 13.5:1. Nearly everything else car-
quickly became the runaway favorite in drag racing’s Super ried over from the 413 Max Wedge, including cylinder heads,
Stock/Automatic class. On the street, Roger Huntington’s the twin Carter four-barrel carburetors on a cross-ram intake,
completely stock TorqueFlite-equipped Motor Trend test car and those high-flying exhaust manifolds. Single-carb versions
ran the quarter in 14.4 seconds at 101 mph. With more rub- also were created for NASCAR competition, where multiple
ber in back and the exhaust cutouts unbolted, the same car carburetors, superchargers and fuel injection had been illegal
ran a 13.84/108.21. Additional tinkering got that down to since 1957.
13.44/109.76. Obviously the use of slicks and various other Various modifications were made to the Stage II package
tricks allowed by stock-class racing rules promised even bet- early in 1963, resulting in the new and improved Stage III.
ter times. Mid-12s were no problem on the strip, and a Max Bigger carbs, massaged cylinder heads (with enlarged ports)
Wedge was eventually the first “production stock passenger and a more radical cam (featuring 0.520 inches of lift, 300
degrees duration) were among Stage III upgrades, but
output ratings didn’t change this even though the top-dog
426’s compression was lowered to 12.5:1.
Again, no one knows just how many 426 Max Wedge
V-8s made their way into Dodge and Plymouth models
in 1963, and the list of known surviving examples is a
tiny one. A few more were built early in 1964 before the
Wedge-head 426 was superseded by an even more intimi-
dating power plant of equal displacement.
In December 1962, Hoover’s engineers once more
were tasked with putting Dodge and Plymouth back out
in front, both at the drag strip and on NASCAR speed-
ways, and this time they brought back an old friend—the
Hemi head. But comparing Chrysler’s latest Hemi with its
original Firepower V-8 was no contest. Other than those
hemispherical combustion chambers, centrally located
spark plugs, canted valves, and parallel rocker arms, the
two engines were only distant relatives.
Based on the same “RB” (or “tall-block”) foundation
used by the 426 Stage III Wedge (yet sharing few parts),
the 426 “race Hemi” got its nickname from the plain fact
that this big bully—much like its Max Wedge forerun-
ners—was a competition-conscious engine never meant
for the street. Its head-cracking high compression alone
(12.5:1) made that apparent in a hurry. Its bullet-proof
The 1965 Plymouth Commando (426 Wedge) V-8 constitution also gave things away: planting those fabu-
lously free-breathing heads on top required various cylinder
car with a factory option engine” to break the 12-second bar- block modifications to insure proper oiling, while added se-
rier. curity also came by way of cross-bolted main bearing caps on
On July 15, 1962, Tom Grove drove his “Melrose Missile” the bottom end.
Plymouth to a 11.93/118.57 clocking at the Fremont Drag At 2.25 and 1.94 inches (intake/exhaust), race Hemi valves
Strip in California. In Grove’s opinion, the Max Wedge 413 dwarfed even the Stage III Wedge’s big 2.08/1.88 units. Two
offered “the strongest potential in the super-stock field—more Carter four-barrels shot the juice to those valves. The carbs
horsepower and less car weight per cubic inch than any of the were again mounted diagonally on an aluminum cross-ram
competition. The engine is a beauty—none better.” intake, while steel-tube headers hauled away spent gases. The
Though initial plans called for building 200 Max Wedge sum of these parts equaled a token 425-horse rating, same as
Dodges and Plymouths in 1962, demand reportedly upped the the strongest Stage III Wedge. Actual power production prob-
actual output figure by 50 or so. As mentioned, most went into ably was more like 550 or even 600 ponies.
stripped-down Dart and Savoy sedans, but a few also were Hoover’s team developed the race Hemi just in time to for
ordered beneath upscale Polara and Sport Fury hoods. the sixth running of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 in February
Competitive pressures among the factory super-stock rivals 1964. Per that aforementioned induction limitation, the Hemi
led Tom Hoover’s crew to roll out an even more intimidat- was fitted with a single four-barrel carburetor for “roundy-
ing Max Wedge V-8 in 1963, this one with enlarged cylinder round” racing, but that didn’t slow this baby down in the least.
bores (4.250 inches across, compared to 4.190 for the 41e) Hemi cars finished 1-2-3 at Daytona, with Richard Petty’s

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winning Plymouth leading five other MoPars in the top 10. fer weight to the rear, the battery was relocated from beneath
Petty went on to take the NASCAR seasonal championship the hood to the trunk.
by a wide margin, so wide that rules moguls stepped in and Assisting weight transfer even further was another “fac-
banned the Hemi because it wasn’t a “regular-production en- tory modification” performed on four (two Dodges, two
gine.” Chrysler officials initially responded by boycotting the Plymouths) super-stock Hemi cars in the summer of 1964.
1965 season, though hot MoPars would be back on track the Although relocating the engine rearward, per the common
following year. Twin-carb Hemis, meanwhile, continued to dragster practice, was out of the question, similar results
roll up the score in drag racing circles. could be achieved by “adjusting” the wheelbase forward.
The dual-carb Hemi replaced the Stage III Wedge in Moving a car’s front wheels up as far as they could go, and
Dodge and Plymouth’s super-stock lineup in May 1964. following that change with a rear axle remounted even far-
Again, production figures are not complete, leaving us with ther nose-ward effectively transferred hundreds of pounds of
a list of known survivors showing at least 24 Plymouths and engine to the rear. Such trickery was initially condoned by
11 Dodges built with race Hemi power beginning May 18, NHRA rule-makers, who in 1965 officially legalized wheel-
1964. Others were surely born that summer, though whether base alterations as long as they didn’t alter stock specs by
or not the two Chrysler divisions met the NHRA’s minimum more than 2 percent.
production requirement of 50 cars remains unproven. Both At a glance the resulting “2-percent” cars didn’t appear all
the new A-833 four-speed manual and TorqueFlite automatic that different waiting at a Christmas tree compared to their
were installed behind the Hemi. truly stock counterparts basking in the limelight back on a
Most but not all race Hemi MoPars delivered in 1964 also shiny showroom floor. But when posed together there was
featured various by-then-familiar lightweight touches, items something truly funny looking about a 2-percenter. Get it?
originally deemed unnecessary when the 413 Max Wedge A funny-looking car? A “funny car?” This nickname quickly
burst onto the scene in 1962. But taking every advantage became the accepted reference for an entirely new breed of
had become the order of the day the following year as both ground-pounder, a so-called “stock-bodied” screamer that
Dodge and Plymouth introduced optional “Y9” packages, looked a little like a “street” car but burned up the quarter-
which involved exchanging steel for aluminum as far as the mile a lot like a dragster. Funny car forerunners wasted little
fenders, hood (with a scoop), radiator support and front bum- time leaving the supreme super-stocks and factory experi-
per brackets were concerned. The bumpers themselves were mentals behind beginning in 1965, but that’s another story.
lightened, in Plymouth’s case, by using acid-dipped steel. In the 2-percent MoPar’s case, funny-looking modifica-
Dodge’s bumpers were made of aluminum. tions included a front K-member relocated forward three
Lighter aluminum door panels and lexan windows became inches, taking the front wheels with it. Lengthened torsion
part of the deal in 1964, as did a stripped-down interior that bars and revamped upper control arms were in turn required.
featured A-100 Dodge van bucket seats, plain interior door In back, spring perches were repositioned resulting in a four-
panels, and no backseat. And to help (however humbly) trans- inch shift forward for the rear axle, meaning the wheels wells

1965 Plymouth Satellite Commando V-8 (426 Wedge) convertible

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1966 Plymouth Belvedere
II convertible (top), and its
powerful 426 Hemi V-8

accordingly had to be re-


worked five inches towards
the nose to make new homes
for the tires. Mandated exter-
nal bodywork consisted of
cutting out each rear fender
“lip” section, moving it to-
wards the front to match the
wheels, and welding a patch
panel in place behind to fill in
the gap.
Though this work was
performed at the Alexander
Brothers Custom Shop in De-
troit, the 2-percent MoPars 1956 at the age of 19, first driving Fords. He switched to
were still considered “factory-stock” Dodges and Plymouths, Plymouths in 1962 and by then was getting direct factory
and thus were welcomed into NHRA’s A/FX class. They ran support via Ronnie Householder, Chrysler’s competition
in Experimental Stock in American Hot Rod Association projects guru. Two years later he jumped from Plymouth to
(AHRA) competition. Dodge, the nameplate he then stuck with until he walked
So how much of a difference did that 2 percent make at away from the track in 1981.
the track? A typical lightweight S/S Hemi MoPar in 1964 In 1964 Landy’s factory-direct connections supplied him
ran in the 11.50s at 120-plus mph. Dave Strickler’s altered- with one of the earliest lightweight Hemi Dodges built that
wheelbase A/FX Dodge maxed out at 10.66 clicks and 131 year—its scheduled production date was May 27. This auto-
mph. Such sensational speed from a “stocker” was too much matic-equipped, plain-Jane 330 sedan replaced the upscale
to resist, so much so that more than one MoPar pilot made Stage III Polara hardtop that Dick had begun the 1964 sea-
the 2 percent conversion himself on his S/S or S/SA Dodge son running in NHRA’s S/SA class. He continued competing
or Plymouth. Some even opted for a larger percentage. in S/SA with the new Hemi up through Labor Day’s U.S.
Among these was Dick Landy, one of drag racing’s more Nationals in Indianapolis. Apparently impressed there by the
enduring personalities. Nicknamed “Dandy” by Hot Rod’s new-and-improved 2-percent MoPars, Landy then returned
Eric Dahlquist in 1964, Landy had started drag racing in to the drawing board to do a little chassis tweaking of his
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ing up rapidly with a wide array of really funny
cars, all of which no longer fit within NHRA FX
classifications. No way, no how could a stocker
break the 10-second barrier, but that’s just what
some doorslammers managed in 1965 as the
9-second realm became the latest playground
for the stock-bodied set.
Leading the way were Chrysler’s all-new,
totally radical altered-wheelbase racers, almost
silly-looking machines with acid-dipped steel
bodies, modified fiberglass fenders, and wheels
relocated 10 inches forward up front, a whop-
ping 15 in back. Eleven were built (six Dodges,
five Plymouths) and all featured hoods, doors,
front bumpers and dashboards fashioned from
weight-saving fiberglass. Weighing in at roughly
3,000 pounds, these cars were at first a cinch to
run in the low 10s. Switching from gas to fuel
and trading carburetors atop the Hemi for the
Hilborn injection system that Chrysler officials
authorized for strip use in February 1965 salted
away bursts into the 9s.
Landy, of course, was one of the top factory
drivers to take delivery of a ’65 altered Dodge,
and he scored a sensational 9.52/143.54 that
year. As was the case in 1964, NHRA party-
poopers again refused to allow any of the new
altered MoPars entry into their fraternity, leav-
ing Dandy Landy to do his darndest in AHRA
competition.
Unaltered lightweight Dodge and Plymouth
bodies were offered again in 1965 for the sec-
ond-edition race Hemi, which featured a few
tweaks here and there. The cast-iron cylinder
heads used in 1964 were traded for weight-
saving aluminum versions, and the cross-ram
intake’s composition went from aluminum to
magnesium. Aluminum was also used for the
own. ’65 Hemi’s water pump and the housing for its
When Landy’s Dodge took to the track again that fall it thermostat and oil pump.
looked even funnier than the factory-built 2-percenters. For Introduced in the fall of 1964, these so-called “A-990”
one thing, it sat up higher thanks to a leaf-spring solid front Dodge and Plymouth Hemi-powered B-bodies couldn’t use
axle installed in place of the stock torsion bar setup (rear aluminum body parts, because NHRA rules now forbade
suspension was “jacked up” to match). Because this beam such tricks. Instead, the front fenders, scooped hood, front
axle came from a Dodge van, it was still considered a “stock” bumper, doors, and radiator support were stamped specially
Chrysler part, at least by AHRA class rules. NHRA officials from lighter gauge steel. Inside, Bostrum bucket seats were
weren’t so willing to turn such a blind eye, but more on that bolted in, the rear seat taken out, and tan appointments were
soon enough. used, as opposed to the red interiors found in all 1964 race
Even more striking than the car’s altered height was its Hemi cars. The side windows and backlight were made from
relocated wheels; the fronts were moved forward about six thin Corning Chemcor tempered glass, and the quarter win-
inches, the rears eight inches, all in order to help transfer some dow regulators were removed. Also deleted were the sun vi-
serious weight to the tail. Unlike a typical 2-percent MoPar, sors, heater, dome lamp, armrests, carpet padding, and pas-
which easily went unnoticed when first released, Landy’s senger-side windshield wiper.
altered Dodge fooled no one, not with its fender openings All told, as many as 500 pounds were dropped from the
nearly touching the tires at the leading edges. Crowd-pleasing two A-990 MoPars: Dodge’s S/S Coronet (VIN code “W051”)
wheelstands were also a piece of cake, though this practice and Plymouth’s S/S Belvedere (“R051”). Translating, the
didn’t make safety-conscious NHRA watchdogs happy at all. “W” and “R” was for Dodge and Plymouth, respectively; the
Those NHRA killjoys wasted little time banning the radi- “0” was for “super stock”; the “5” was for the model year
cal machine, leaving Landy to campaign it in AHRA match- (1965) and the “1” represented the assembly plant (Lynch
racing and other exhibitions, venues that by 1965 were fill- Road, Michigan).
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The 1966 Plymouth Satellite two-door hardtop.

Total production for the two lightweight 1965 Hemi mod- drive up against, say, a hot Impala SS in those days. The situa-
els was 202: 101 in each case. Of the 101 R051 Plymouth tion on the street grew even more dire in 1964 after Pontiac in-
super-stock Hemis, 85 had TorqueFlite automatics, 16 had troduced its GTO, America’s first relatively affordable, traffic-
four-speeds. The count for the Dodge W051 super-stocks was friendly high-performance car. Envious Dodge and Plymouth
93 TorqueFlites, eight four-speeds. All 202 A-990 cars were dealers could only watch woefully as the “Goat” quickly ran
built at Lynch Road between November 1964 and May 1965. away with the hearts and wallets of younger buyers, they with
While no lightweight packages were offered in 1966, the their newfound need for speed. This rapidly growing hunger
R0/W0 super-stock deal re-appeared in 1967. All of these He- for regular-production performance was soon being fed ea-
mi-powered Dodge Coronets and Plymouth Belvederes were gerly by the likes of Oldsmobile’s 4-4-2, Buick’s Gran Sport
done in white on the outside and featured trunk-mounted bat- and Chevrolet’s SS 396 Chevelle.
teries, 15 x 6 stamped-steel wheels, and 10-inch front drum The Chrysler crowd was initially treated to a new engine
brakes. Body sealer and undercoating was deleted, as was option in 1964, though few noticed. Soon known around town
carpet padding. No lightweight body panels were used, but a as the “426S,” this RB-series big-block was advertised by
thin-gauge steel scoop was bolted onto a standard hood. One Plymouth promoters as a “street version of our competition-
aluminum panel was added to that hood’s underside to help designed 426 Hemi engine, which holds more records than
two foam-rubber gaskets seal the Hemi’s twin carbs directly to our competitors care to count.” In truth, save for displacement,
the scoop’s opening. This induction equipment—along with a the 426S had little in common with the vaunted race Hemi. Its
set of tubular-steel Hooker headers—was delivered from the heads, rods, crank and manifolds came right out of the 413
factory in a ’67 super-stock MoPar’s trunk. Wedge parts bins, and it relied on civilized hydraulic lifters
A re-ordered VIN system, incorporated in 1966, meant dif- and a comparatively calm 10.3:1 compression. A single Cart-
ferent code translations for the two ’67 “lightweight” Hemis: er four-barrel fed the 426S Wedge-head V-8 and output was
Plymouth’s was “R023,” Dodge’s was “W023.” The first two pegged at 365 horsepower.
codes again represented the brand name and “super-stock,” In Plymouth terms, this street-performance Wedge was
while the next two numerals denoted the body style, in this labeled the 426 Commando V-8. Rarely seen in 1964, the
case a two-door hardtop. Again, all R0/W0 hardtops were 365-horse Commando big-block gained a bit more fame
built at Lynch Road, with production totaling 110—55 in each the following year, especially after it was nicely rewrapped
case. Two other lightweight Hemi racing packages appeared in in the prestigious Satellite, a new flagship for the Belvedere
1968 for Darts and Barracudas, but they’ll be detailed in their model line. Available either as a sporty two-door hardtop or
appropriate chapters. sexy drop-top, the 1965 Satellite upped Plymouth’s perfor-
As impressive as all this factory super-stock stuff looked, mance image with its trendy bucket seats and console, stan-
the MoPar muscle story read considerably different on the dard features that at least helped draw some extra attention
street during the early ’60s. A Max Wedge could sure toast a from youthful jetsetters. Turning even more heads was simply
409 Chevy or 406 Ford in 1962, but there was simply no way a matter of dropping in the 426 Commando V-8, a $500 option
to tame one of these beasts for street duty. At the same time, that also brought along a typically beefed suspension and big,
Dodge and Plymouth basically had nothing for Average Joe to burly police brakes. Backing this big-block up was either a
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four-speed stick or TorqueFlite automatic. boss on your block, rush down to your nearest Plymouth (or
Road tests of the day put 426S quarter-mile performance Dodge) dealer and place your order for a Hemispherical com-
at about 15.4 seconds, a figure comparable with most typi- bustion chamber 426 V-8. This automobile is the most power-
cally equipped muscle cars in 1965. Though nowhere near as ful sedan ever, bar none.”
earthshaking as its race-only cousins wearing both Hemi and It wasn’t long before the 426 Hemi was being squeezed
Wedge heads, Plymouth’s 426 Commando was nonetheless between the fenders of almost everything Dodge and Plym-
a start. Dodge also woke up a few people that year with its outh built, including a few four-door sedans. Belvedere, Sat-
426-powered Coronets, but then all was forgiven the follow- ellite, Coronet and Charger were the first to feel the joy in
ing year. 1966. GTX, Super Bee and Road Runner renditions quickly
Remember, NASCAR’s ban of the race Hemi had con- followed, as did the purpose-built Charger Daytona (along
vinced Chrysler to drop out of stock car racing in 1965. But with its Charger 500 predecessor) and Plymouth Superbird
Dodge and Plymouth returned in 1966, this time armed with in 1969 and ’70, respectively. But perhaps the biggest news
a completely legal engine, the 426 “street Hemi.” A little came when the optional Hemi went into the lighter E-bodies,
de-tuning (to allow it into civilized society) and a bit more Plymouth’s ’Cuda and Dodge’s Challenger, in 1970. Although
production (to satisfy NASCAR’s big Bill France) made it Hemi power had clandestinely found its way into some A-
possible for a reborn Hemi to again take to the track with body Barracudas and Darts the previous year, those cobbled-
a vengeance. Only this time there together creations were in-
also were street-going counterparts tended once more primarily to
to spread the MoPar muscle gospel go racing. The Hemi-powered
around Main Street U.S.A. pony cars of 1970-71, on the
Easily the most famous of the other hand, went right to the
muscle car mills of the ’60s and streets to prove it all night to
’70s, the 426 Hemi made its debut as Boss Mustangs, Ram Air Goats
a regular production option in 1966 and SS Chevelles.
and never looked back, at least not While the bodies varied on
until growing safety concerns, tight- the outside, few changes were
ening emissions standards, and sky- made to the street Hemi itself
rocketing insurance rates all helped during its all-too-short six-year
bring about its abrupt end in 1971. run. Dual inline carbs and that
With its 425 token horses, the next- ever-present 425-horsepower
generation Hemi ran like nothing rating carried over each year.
else out there, and it looked like nothing else, too. As if that Updates in 1968 included a hotter cam, revised valve train,
huge air cleaner wasn’t intimidating enough, there were those and a windage tray inside a six-quart oil pan. Among oth-
two dark, sinister-looking valve covers to further hike up the er developments were hydraulic lifters, which replaced the
hairs on the back of your neck. Was this monster wrenched maintenance-intensive solid tappets in 1970.
up in Detroit or stitched together in some mad scientist’s lab? Road tests announced quarter-mile times as low as
Like the bolts sticking out of Frankenstein’s neck, those eight 13.25-seconds for a Hemi-powered B-body in 1966. Dodge
spark plug wires protruding from the middle of both of those advertisements that year called the Hemi-powered Charger
big valve covers represented an eerie sight, if not downright “Boss Hoss,” while Plymouth ads used the nickname “King
alien. Kong.” Either way, the 425-horse MoPar was a real winner.
Yet as mean and nasty as it appeared, the street Hemi was But all that state-of-the-art performance didn’t come
still relatively true to its name: that is, it could be operated in cheap 30-some years back. Installing a 426 Hemi into a Cor-
everyday traffic. Sorta. It didn’t like to idle and wouldn’t stay onet or Belvedere in 1966 instantly kicked the bottom line
cool at all, but it was still a lot closer to a grocery-getter than up another $800 or so. Then came a long list of mandatory
the Max Wedges and race Hemis. options, equipment required to keep the hot-tempered Hemi
Transforming the race Hemi into the street Hemi for 1966 in line. Included were heavy-duty items such as an 11-inch
was no simple task. Modifications included a major compres- clutch (with the A-833 four-speed; the A-727 TorqueFlite au-
sion cut to a still-healthy 10.25:1. A less radical cam was tomatic was also available), a Dana rear end with a Sure-Grip
stuffed in (although mechanical lifters remained) and steel- differential, 11-inch drum brakes, special tires, higher rate
tube headers were replaced by cast-iron manifolds. On top, springs, and stiffer shocks. Even if its gnarly nature hadn’t
a heated aluminum intake manifold mounting two 650-cfm limited its scope, the Hemi MoPar still would have been a
Carter four-barrels superseded the exotic cross-ram. Much slow seller due to its formidable price tag. Total production in
of the race Hemi’s stout foundation carried over, as did that all models, Dodge and Plymouth, was a scant 2,700 that first
same token output rating. The sum of these parts then had the year, and the final count for the breed was about 10,500 when
automotive press raving just as they had in 1951 when the the Hemi retired in 1971.
Firepower V-8 was born. The introduction of Plymouth’s GTX and Dodge’s Coronet
“If you missed the San Francisco earthquake, reserve your R/T in 1967 supplied a little more icing for the Hemi cake.
seat here for a repeat performance,” began Car and Driver’s But the 425-horse B-body still continued on as a rarely seen
first review of the street Hemi, in this case a Plymouth. “For- machine. Those lucky enough to witness one in the wild near-
get about your GTOs and your hot Fords—if you want to be ly 40 years back still haven’t forgotten.
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http://www.standrewpcusa.org/car- National DeSoto Club Convention. cours at Monarch Dunes. Monarch
show.php, tommwiseman@gmail. Mission Valley Crowne Plaza -2270 Dunes Golf Course. Spectators free.
com; robysan34@yahoo.com Hotel Circle North. Car show on Aug. www.monarchdunesgolf.com/car-
Jul 30 CA, Industry. Cadillac Fest 7. 26. 888-233-9527, Contact Steve show, 805-343-9459×104
19649 San Jose Ave. (714) 371-5654 Jensen,at sjensen@bak.rr.com, or
Oct 6 CA, Fresno. Rods on the Bluff.
visit www.desoto.org. Aug 26 CA,
Aug 5 CA, Burbank. 2017 Downtown Park Place Shopping Center -7775-
El Segunda. Gassers 4. Automobile
Burbank Car Classic. 3-9pm. Reg- 7785 N. Palm Ave. 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Driving Museum – 610 Lairport Street.
ister before July 28 $25, after $35. $5 per car with HRC decade, $10
10am 2pm, www.automobiledriving-
info@downtownburbankclassic.org, per car without HRC decal. Anthony
museum.org/gassers4/, Tara Hitzig
roadkingsburbank@yahoo.com, (818) Granata – 559-709-1212, anthony@
310-909-0950
842-5464, www.downtownburbank- hotrodcoalition.com, www.hotrod-
classic.org Aug 26 CA, Van Nuys. Clydesdales and coalition.com/rods-on-the-bluff/
Cars 3rd Annual Charity Car Show.
Aug 6 CA, San Fernando. Oldies Oct 7 CA, Santa Maria. Muscle Mutts
15800 Roscoe Blvd. 10am – 3pm.
Car Club Car Show & Concert. San and Meows. Santa Maria Elk’s Lodge
Registration $30, Admission $5, under
Fernando High School – 11133 1309 N Bradley Rd 93454. 10am-
12 free.
O’Melveny Ave. 10am – 5pm. Pre- 4pm. Registration at 8am, $20 per
registration Car-Trucks $30/$40 day of Aug 26 CA, Calabasas. 19th Annual car. Contact Rob May 805-757-3262.
show, Pre-register Bikes/Motorcycles Fallen Heroes Memorial. Sagebrush
Oct 14-15 CA, Madera. Valley Nation-
$25, day of show $30, Admission $15. Cantina – 23527 Calabasas Road.
als. Madera Fairgrounds – 1850
Ricardo (818) 602-5173, or Adam Reg starts 8am, ride 9am, luncheon
West Cleveland Avenue. 8am – 4pm
(818) 389-3553, oldiescc@aol.com 1pm. Pre-registration $25, at the
Pre-Registration – $35.0.0, At-Event
door $30. Admission $40 single/$70
Aug 6 CA, Simi Valley. Simi Valley Elks Registration – $40, Kids 12&U – free,
couple. www.firehogs.org
Annual Car Show & Chili Cook Off. Ages 13+ – $8, Military Discount – $5
1561 Kushner Drive. Starts at 8am. Sep 1 CA, Fresno. Rods on the Bluff. (with military ID), $20 (20×20), Call
$10 donation. Ted Poliskey (805) 304- Park Place Shopping Center -7775- Ron (209) 996 – 9792, ron@bigtur-
0891 7785 N. Palm Ave. 5:30pm – 8:30pm lockswap.com, $100 (10×10), $200
$5 per car with HRC decade, $10 (10×20), $250 (10×30), Call Rosie

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DeLeon (559) 840 – 6486, Anthony Carshow 10am-3pm. Registration Bernie O’Rourke Drive. Rain Date Oct,
Granata – 559-709-1212, anthony@ $10, Admission $4, under 6 free. 8. PH: 860-346-0746
hotrodcoalition.com, www.hotrod- Glenn Royals (860) 489-4500 Oct 8 CT, Litchfield Hills. Cars for Kids
coalition.com/valley-nationals/ Sep 17 CT, Simsbury. 32nd Annual Automobile Show. Connecticut Junior
Oct 29 CA, Oxnard. Roam’n Relics. Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show. Sims- Republic. 8am – 2pm. Registration
Channel Islands Harbor – 3850 S. bury Airport. 8am-3pm. Bill Thomas $10. Admission $5/car. (860) 567-
Harbor Blvd. 9am – 3pm. Open to first (860) 693-4550, wdthomas421@gmail. 9423
250 registeredPre-registration by Oct com, http://www.simsburyflyin.com/ DELAWARE
1 $30. (805) 285-3044, www.roamnrel- Sep 30 CT, Chester. Cruise, Blues &
ics.com Sep 24 DE, Greenwood. Don’s Tree
Brews Festival. Chester Fairgrounds. Farm Fall Festival Car Show. Smith’s
Nov 12 CA, Thousand Oaks. 3rd Annual 10 am – 4pm. Registration $15, Family Restaurant – 6396 Hickman
ADA Charity Car Show. MB2 Race- Admission 5, under 12 free. www. Road. Noon – 4pm. www.donstreef-
way. Starting at 1pm Pre-register by atriskboysfund.org arm.com Email:donstreefarm@yahoo.
October 31 $20 after $25. adacharity- Sep 10 CT, Glastonbury. CCR-AACA com
carshow@gmail.com 43rd Annual Auto & Truck Meet. FLORIDA
Nov 25 CA, Riverside. 11th Annual Glastonbury Elk’s Club – 98 Woodland
rockabilly Extravaganza. 8951 Flight Street. 10am – 3pm. Show Cars $10, Sep 10 FL, Ponte Vedra. Ponte Vedra
Road. 9am – 6pm. www.rockabilly66. Spectators $5 per car. cenconnaaca. Auto Show. Nocatee Ton Center. 9am
com org Nick 860.828.1643 or Bob 860- – 3pm. (904) 285-2004. www.fields-
690-2378 orrwhand@snet.net auto.com, www.PVAutoShow.com
Feb 23-25 CA, San Diego. San Diegos’
52nd Annul BIG 3 Auto Parts Ex- Sep 10 CT, Manchester. 38th Annual Oct 21 FL, Leesburg. 2017 Camaro &
change & Car Corral. Qualcomm Mustangs & Fords Power5 Show. Classic Car Show. 8843 US Hwy. 441.
Stadium. Vendor Stall $80, Car Mustangs Unlimited – 440 Adams 11am- 2pm. Pre-register $10, day
Corral $40. (619) 599-0708, www. Street. 9am–3:30pm. Entry fee: $20, of show $15 cash. Website: https://
Big3PartsExchange.com MCCNE members: $15. Admission goo.gl/JG2twV, Contact Phone: (352)
& parking free. No vendor spaces. 973-4036, Contact Email: jwarriner@
COLORADO cecilclarkchevrolet.com
No vendor spaces. 508-674-5462 or
Aug 26 CO, Englewood. 15th Annual www.mccne.com Oct 27-30 FL, Zephyrhills. Zephyrhills
Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance. Auto Events. Zephyrhills Festival Park.
TAC Air & CenturyLink Hangars – Sep 10 CT, South Windsor. 4th Annual
XT Classic Car Show. 192 Hwy. Rte. PH: 727-846-8922 www.zephyrhills-
7425 S. Peoria Cir. Tickets $250 autoevents.com
http://www.morganadamsconcours. 5. Registration 8am-Noon. Registra-
org/ tion $10 donation. www.swlegion133. Oct 28 Fl, Auburndale. 38th Annual
org or www.vettclub.org Buick Olds Pontiac Cadillac (BOPC)
Sep 8-10 CO, Loveland. Goodguys Car Show, Downtown City Park, 119
Colorado Nationals Swap Meet Sep 10 CT, Brooklyn. 58th Annual Yan-
kee Yesteryear Car Club Auto Show & West Park Street, 9:30-2:30, Sponsor:
and Cars 4 Sale, The Ranch Events Olds Club of Florida Registration form
Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, 80538, Swap Meet. Brooklyn Fairgrounds-15
Fairgrounds Road. Opens 9am Cost: at oldsclubofflorida.com Contact Rick
8 x 22’ outdoor swap or sale spaces, or Pat 727-781-7774 email rickwhis-
$55 each in advance, $65 at the $10. Show Cars, $5. General Admis-
sion, (under 12 & parking free). Francis sel@gmail.com
gate. Swap Meet & Car 4 Sale info
614-268-1181, www.jeffjohnson- Duquette 1-860-923-2781 or Check Nov 8-11 FL, Panama City Beach. Fall
motorsports.com. Facebook: Jef- Yeager 1-860-884-1115, yycc.org Emerald Coast Cruizin. Event Info
fJohnsonMotorsports. Show car info Sep 17 CT, Bethlehem. 47th Antique Hotline: 662-587-9572. www.emerald-
925-838-9876. & Classic Car Show & Swap Meet. coastcruizin.com
CONNECTICUT Bethlehem Fairgrounds. Gates open Nov 4 FL, Clermont. Charity Car &
at 8am. Registration $10, Admission Truck Show. 2659 State Highway 50
Aug 6 CT, East Hampton. 51st Annual $5, under 12 free. Cut off year 1979. (Rte. 50 and Hancock Road). 8am –
Belltown Vintage Motorcar Meet. Had- Car Corral $40 per space, large Swap 1pm. Register before Oct. 1st $5, after
dam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Meet, $40 per space. www.roar- $10, Admission $3, under 12 free.
Rd off Rte. 151. Info: Peter Chris- ing20s.club (352) 988-5449, sunshinestatesuper-
tianson, 860-267-8394 or Jon Grant, kids@gmail.com
860-267-7507. SP: Belltown Antique Oct 1 CT, New Hartford. Cartoberfest
Car Club, www.belltownantiquecar- 2017. Hurley Park on the river – 37 Nov 19 FL, Lakewood Ranch. 26th An-
club.org Greenwoods Rd. (Off Rt. 44) 10am- nual Ponies under the Palms Mustang
3pm. & Ford Show. Main Street. 8am-3pm.
Aug 20 CT, Goshen. 42nd Annual Auto Register before Nov 14 $25, after $30.
Show/Swap Meet. Rte 63 Goshen Oct 1 CT, Middletown, 32nd Annual Car
Show and Flea Market, Palmer Field, Free admission. http://clubs.hem-
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mings.com/mustangclubwestcentral- Jul 31 IL, Downers Grove. 29th Annual show) . Rain or Shine. Contact: Bob
florida/ponies.html.Online registration: Bill Kay Chevrolet Corvette NCCC or Nancy Burns, (630) 222-8308 or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017- show sponsored by Windy City burnsnancybob@yahoo.com
ponies- under-the- palms-annual- Corvettes. Bill Kay Corvettes and
Aug 14 IL, Skokie. Monday Night Car
car-show-tickets- 30810481981Or Classics, 2100 Ogden Ave, Down-
Shows Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Night.
call Tracey at 920-944- 8137 email at ers Grove, IL 60515. Registration
Westfield Old Orchard Mall parking
trabin2137@gmail.com 8:30-10am, $20 per car ($25 day of
lot. registration 5pm, Show 6 – 9pm
show). Rain or Shine. Contact: Larry
Dec 3 FL, Orlando. Festival of Speed. free admission. Rick Glickman (847)
or Susan Pagliaro, 708-341-7852 or
Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande. 10am – 433-2400, rick@mondaynightcar-
shadowlap@att.net.
4pm. Admission $20 (352) 385-9450, shows.com, http://www.mondaynight-
www.festivalofspeed.com, info@ Aug 3 IL, Huntley. Skip’s Fiesta Drive-In carshows.com
festivalofspeed.com Swap Meet & Car Show. McHenry
Aug 19 IL, Bridgeview. Knights of
Cty. Fairgrounds 11900 Country Club
Mar 10 FL, Wesley Chapel. 7th Annual Columbus Council 967 Fifth Charity
Rd. 8am – 3pm Admission: $9/chil-
Car Show at QuailRun RV Resort. Car & Bike Show. St. Fabian Parish
dren under 11 free. Parking free. See
Quail Run RV Resort – 6946 Old Pas- west parking lot – 8300 S. Thomas
www.skipsusa.net for swap & show
co Road. 11am – 3pm. http://www. Ave. 9:30am – 3pm. Registration $20,
fees.
cars.quailrunrv.com/Cruise_In_Flyer. Admission Free, Larry Szostak,lsoz@
pdf, http://www.cars.quailrunrv.com, Aug 4 IL, Huntsville. Huntsville River comcast.net, http://www.kofc967.
vince – 813-973-0999 Fest Car Show. Main Street. Contact: org/news-and-events.html
(618) 584-3300
GEORGIA Aug 19 IL, Robinson. Shriner’s BBQ
Aug 5 IL, DeKalb. 6th Annual Parts & Car Show. City Park. 9am. – 2pm.
Sep 23 GA, Roswell. 15th Annual
Place Car Show & Open House. 630 Contact (618) 569-9211
United Way Car & Bike Show. General
Enterprise Ave. 9am. – 2pm. (630)
Motors Georgia IT Innovation Center Aug 19 IL , Braidwood. 6th Annual Car
365-1800, www.facebook.com/
– 2010 Warsaw Road. 10am. – 3pm. Show at our 1882 RR Depot Museum.
events/1352682798137492/
Pre-register $20 first car $10 addi- Main & Center Streets. 4 – 8 pm. $10
tional. after 9/15/17 $25 first car, $15 Aug 6 IL, Carlinville. Kristin’ for the Kids donation to support our Museum. ctc:
additional. http://carshow.unitedway- Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. 801 bahs@att.net or Braidwoodcarshow@
atlanta.net/, 404-828-7385, yvettehut- Pine Street. 8am – 2pm Pre-register gmail.com. Ed 815-458-2431 or
ton@ups.com $15, Day of show $20, Display only Carida 815-258-4026.
$5, Admission free. Kruisin4Kids@
Oct 28 GA, Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt Aug 21 IL, Skokie. Monday Night Car
gmail.com
Spooktacular Car Show. American Shows 50’s Night. Westfield Old
Legion Post 184 – 3003 Rowland Ave. Aug 7 IL, Skokie. Monday Night Car Orchard Mall parking lot. registration
8am – 2pm. (912) 661-0070 Shows Hot Rod/Custom Night. West- 5pm, Show 6 – 9pm free admission.
field Old Orchard Mall parking lot. Rick Glickman (847) 433-2400, rick@
Sep 30 – Oct 1 GA, Braselton. Atlanta
registration 5pm, Show 6 – 9pm free mondaynightcarshows.com, http://
Concours d’Elegance. On the grounds
admission. Rick Glickman (847) 433- www.mondaynightcarshows.com
of Chateau Elan. www.atlantacon-
2400, rick@mondaynightcarshows.
cours.org Aug 27 IA, Hopkinton, Annual Yester-
com, http://www.mondaynightcar-
ILLINOIS year Celebration featuring Antique
shows.com
Cars, Tractors, Garden Tractors, and
Jul 29 IL, Peotone. Peotone Car Club Aug 11 IL, Flat Rock. Flat Rock Home more. (319) 480-6684.
30th Annual Car Show. Downtown. Coming Car Show. Main Street. Con-
9am- 3pm Entry $15. peotonecar- Aug 28 IL, Skokie. Monday Night Car
tact: (618) 584-3300
club@yahoo.com Shows Buick/Olds/Ponitac/ Caddy
Aug 12-13 IL, St. Charles. 27th Annual Night. Westfield Old Orchard Mall
Jul 30 IL, Downers Grove. National Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend. parking lot. registration 5pm, Show 6
Council of Corvette Clubs Corvette www.theindianuprising.com – 9pm free admission. Rick Glickman
Show. Bill Kay Chevrolet. www.windy- (847) 433-2400, rick@mondaynight-
Aug 13 IL, Oblong. 12th Annual GABS
citycorvettes.com, www.billkaycor- carshows.com, http://www.monday-
Car Show. City Park. Contact” (618)
vettes.com nightcarshows.com
569-3138 Gene Weger
Jul 31, Skokie. Monday Night Car Sep 4 IL, Skokie. Monday Night Car
Aug 13 IL, Tinley Park. 26th annual Ap-
Shows 60’s Night. Westfield Old Shows labor Day/Truck/Last Show
ple Chevrolet Corvette NCCC shows
Orchard Mall parking lot. registration Night. Westfield Old Orchard Mall
sponsored by Windy City Corvettes.
5pm, Show 6 – 9pm free admission. parking lot. registration 5pm, Show 6
Apple Chevrolet, 8585 W. 159th St.,
Rick Glickman (847) 433-2400, rick@ – 9pm free admission. Rick Glickman
Tinley Park, IL 60477. Registration
mondaynightcarshows.com, http:// (847) 433-2400, rick@mondaynight-
9-10:30am, $25 per car ($30 day of
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nightcarshows.com Nov 12 IL, Huntley. Skip’s Fiesta Drive- $5 donation = free food to car owner –
Sep 10 IL, Chicago. 7th Annual Chi- In Swap Meet & Car Show. McHenry different charity each month
cago’s Historic Route 66 Classic Car Cty. Fairgrounds 11900 Country Club Oct 22 IN, Westville Car Show. Cross-
Show. 3800 W. Ogden Ave. Noon – 5 Rd. 8am – 3pm Admission: $9/chil- Roads Lounge US 6 & 421 ( 2nd &
pm. Registration $15, Free Admission. dren under 11 free. Parking free. See 4th Sunday June through October ) $5
(773) 592-4718, www.carsonroute66. www.skipsusa.net for swap & show donation.
com fees.
Nov 5 IN, Vincennes. Vincennes Uni-
Sep 10 IL, St. Charles. 2017 Fierorama INDIANA versity Auto Club Car Show. Vin-
Car Show. Northern Illinois Fiero Entu- Aug 12 IN, Kirklin. 1st Annual Cruise-in cennes University, ATB 10. More Info
siasts. Pottawatomie Park, 210 North & Flea Market. 9am-3pm. www.kirklin- http://159.218.3.3/dads%2098.HTM.
Avenue. Non to 5pm. Non-members mainstreet.com Contact Jay Wolf 812-888-4172.
$10. Jack Hallman, 630-305-9806. Aug 12 IN, Mooreland. 2017 Mooreland IOWA
jjh93@comcast.net free Fair 26th Annual Car Show. 10am Jul 30 IA, Indianola. Grandma’s 2nd An-
Sep 10 Batavia,IL. free All Star Chev- – 2pm Registration $10. Contact Bud nual Show & Shine Sock Drive. 1401
elle Show/Cruise-In, Chevelle Round & Rita Grubbs @ 765-774-4561, Kim N. Jefferson at Trunk. 10am- 4pm.
Up V. Located at 500 N.Raddant &Todd Cowan @ 765-686-2608 Entrance fee -one package of adult
Rd.8am-3pm. www.allstarchevelle. Aug 13 IN, Westville Car Show. Cross- socks. mcfowl@gmail.com or call Matt
com or 630-567-2753 or www.old- Roads Lounge US 6 & 421 ( 2nd & 515-962-7185
goldcruisers.com 4th Sunday June through October ) Aug 2-4 IA, Des Moines. 31st Annual
Sep 14-17 IL, Effingham. Corvette $5 donation = free food to car owner – Iowa Gas Swap Meet & Auction. Rich
Funfest. Midamerica Motorworks. different charity each month Penn Auctions on Wednesday. iowa-
Contact: (866) 309-3973, funfest@ Aug 5 IN, Elkhart. 34th Annual Mustang gas.com or richpennauctions.com or
mamotorworks.com & Ford Show. Concord Mall – 3701 phone 515 321 7930.
Sep 18 IL, Chicago. Chicago’s 4th An- South Main Street. 8am – 3:30 pm. Aug 4 IA, Blue Grass. Dick-n-Sons
nual Historic Route 66 Classic Car & Register by July 30 $12 after $15. Lumber Complex Car Show. 235 N.
Bike Show. 3800 West Ogden Road. Admission $2, 12 and under free. Oak Lane. free (563) 381-3220
noon – 6pm. Registration $15, Admis- (574) 256-2173, ckindig@michiana-
sion Free. www.carsonroute66.com mustangs.com Aug 5 IA, LeClaire. Quad City British
Auto Club’s Heartland British Autofest.
Sep. 23 Joliet, IL. Annual Orphan Car Aug 27 IN, Westville Car Show. Cross- 9am – 3pm. www.visitleclaire.com or
Show at The Croatian Cultural Club, Roads Lounge US 6 & 421 ( 2nd & www.qcbac.com
1503 Clement Street, presented by 4th Sunday June through October )
the Illinois Valley Olds Chapter, 10 AM $5 donation = free food to car owner – Aug 17-19 IA, Bettendorf. AACA Mis-
to 3 PM. Pre-registration $12, day of different charity each month sissipi Valley Region Central National
event $15. Contact Bob at (815) 467- Meet. 9am-5pm. www.mvr.aaca.com
Aug 29-Sep 3 IN, Fort Wayne. Interna-
1851 or Bob35072@AOL.com tional Thunderbird Club Convention. Aug 26 IA, LeClaire. Vettel on the River.
Sep 24 IL, Wheaton. 70th Illinois Plastic Bill Zieber at 614-464-7845 or call 8am-4pm. www.vettesontheriver.com
Kit & Toy Show. DuPage County Karen MacCord at 302-378-4295. Sep 1 IA, Blue Grass. Dick-n-Sons
Fairgrounds – 2015 W. Manchester Sep 2 IN, Marshall. Ben Hur Car Club Lumber Complex Car Show. 235 N.
Road. 9am-3pm.Adults $5, under 12 & Turkey Run Inn “Cruise To The Inn” Oak Lane. free (563) 381-3220
$2. (630) 969-1847 Car Show. Turkey Run State Park, Sep 8-10 IA, Greenfield. 44th Annual
Sep 24 IL, Country Club Hills. 2nd 25 miles south of Crawfordsville on Early Wheels of Iowa Swap Meet.
annual Baby’s Cheesesteak and State Road 47. 9am – 3pm. Fee $15, Adair County Fairgrounds. Vend
Lemonade NCCC Corvette show Greg Linn 765-307-8571, Fred Clore Outdoor $30, Indoor $20. Admission
sponsored by Windy City Corvettes. 765-362-2142 or Wayne Knox (email free. Andrea Woodruff (402) 699-5093,
Baby’s Cheesesteak and Lemonade, kaywayneknox@aol.com ). Club web- Reservations Dixie Johnson (515) 238-
4019 W. 167th St., Country Club site: www.benhurcarclub.com 3624, www.earlywheelsofiowa.com
Hills, IL 60478. Registration $10 per Sep 10 11 IN, Westville Car Show.
car. Rain or Shine. Contact: Bill or Sep 23 IA, Des Moines. 2nd Annual
CrossRoads Lounge US 6 & 421 ( Drive Down Memory Lane. Principal
Teresa Kocanda, (708) 927-9736 or 2nd & 4th Sunday June through Octo-
wlk6811@att.net Park – 1 Line Drive. 11am. – 3pm.
ber ) $5 donation. Pre-registration $20, day of $25. Kristi
Oct 6 IL, Robinson. Toffee Festival Car Sep 24 IN, Westville Car Show. Cross- Kenyon, 515-419-5825 or kristi@
Show. South Side of Square. 5pm. – Roads Lounge US 6 & 421 ( 2nd & executiveautoshippers.com
9pm. 4th Sunday June through October ) $5 Sep 24 IA, Prairie City. Prairie City
Oct 15 IL, Countryside. Countryside donation. Fire Dept. Car Show. On the square.
Collectors Classic Show. Location: Oct 8 IN, Westville Car Show. Cross- Registration 9am – noon, Awards at
Park Place Of Countryside. www. Roads Lounge US 6 & 421 ( 2nd & 2:30. $15 pre registration before Sept
uniqueeventsshows.com 4th Sunday June through October ) 1. $20 day of show. Contact dw-
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williams73@gmail.com for your pre Ron@ronfrancis.com Deadline 8-11- rolet – 1940 East Joppa Road.10am
registration form. Don (573) 619-6940 2017, www.Facebook.com/chesa- – 4pm. Registration $20. Bill (443)
or Harold (515) 994-2171 peakecitycarshow 418-4598
Oct 1 IA, Hopkinton. Hot Rods & Sep 9 MD, Manchester. Annual Autumn MICHIGAN
Harleys – Car, Truck, Bike & Hot Rod Harvest Collector Car Show. Man- Jul 28-30 MI, Plymouth. 39th Annual
Show. 102 First Street SE at Main chester Carnival Grounds – 3285 York Concours d’Elegance ofamerica. At
Square. Registration 7-11am., show Street. 10am – 2pm. Registration $10, the Inn at St. John’s. www.concour-
11am. – 4pm. Event fee $15. Con- Admission free. Gene Sauter 410- susa.org
tact Steve Davis Ph 563-920-0409, 627-6765 genebettysauter@aol.com,
email stevedavis@iowatelecom.net, http://www.chesapeakeaaca.org/ Jul 29 MI, Birch Run. 12th Annual Clas-
website:www.hotrodsandharleyscar- sic Car Show & Cruise. 12157 Church
Sep 17 MD, Cumberland. Antique Car & Street. Show 9am – 3pm, Cruise
show.com Truck Show. Baltimore Street Pedes- 4-9pm. Registration $10. 810-240-
KENTUCKY trian Mall. 10am – 3pm. Free registra- 5163, www.ssfrancisandclarefestival.
Aug 26 KY, Florence. Ryle FFA Alumni tion. Ken Northcraft (301) 729-2273, com
Car Show. UC Health Stadium – 7950 ken.northcraft@gmail.com or Don
Reid (301) 729-1653, modelaron@ Jul 29 MI, Romeo. 3rd Annual Simpson
Freedom Way. 9am-3pm. Registration Park Camp Classic Auto Show. Simp-
$20. Matt (859) 391-5607 verizon.net
son Park- 70199 Campground Roa.
Oct 13-15 KY, Bowling Green. Good- Oct 14 MD, Rockville. Annual Rockville 1pm. – 4pm. www.simpsonparkcamp.
guys Nostalgia Nationals Swap Antique and Classic Car Show. Rock- org, ModelTcouple@yahoo.com or
Meet and Cars 4 Sale, Beech Bend ville Civic Center – 603 Edmonton 586-752-0947 to register.
Raceway Park, 798 Beech Bend Rd., Drive. 11am – 3pm.
Aug 9-13 MI, Hickory Corners. 2017
42101, 10 x 20’ outdoor swap or sale MASSACHUSETTS Lincoln Homecoming. Lincoln Motor
spaces, $55 each in advance, $65 Jul 29 MA, Shrewsbury. Volks-Fair 18. Car Heritage Museum. www.lincoln-
at the gate. Swap Meet & Car 4 Sale Hebert Candy Mansion – 574 Hartford carmuseum.org
info (614)268-1181, www.jeffjohnson- Turnpike. 9am – 2pm. Registration
motorsports.com. Facebook: Jef- Aug 12 MI, St. Josephs. 13th Annual
$15, Spectators/vendor spot free. Lake Bluff Concours d”Elegance of
fJohnsonMotorsports. Show car info Phone: Jason (603) 475-1543, www.
925-838-9876. Southern Michigan. Lake Bluff Park
The-Bug-Club.Com, nhbugclub@ – Downtown. 10am-4pm. Admission
MAINE hotmail.com $10/under 18 free with paid adult.
Jul 30 MD, Reistertown. 14th Annual All Aug 26 MA, Wilmington. First Annual Dar Davis at drd43@sbcglobal.net or
Vehicle Show. Resister town Regional Sons of Italy/Dominators Car Show. 269-983-0742. www.ConcoursSWMI.
Park. 10am – 3pm. Pre-registration Town Common parking lot – 126 com and http://facebook.com/Con-
$10 (July 22nd), at the gate $15 info: Middlesex Ave. 9am-2pm. Admission coursSWMI.
Bill (410) 527-0953, grand1917@com- Free. Jim Gustin (781) 929-0035 Aug 12 MI, M. Adams. North Adams
cast.net, www.freestateregionvcca.org Sep 29 MA, Fitchburg. 2nd Annual Sizer Heritage Days Car, Truck & Cycle
Aug 6 MD, West Friendship. Annual Celebration Car Show – 500 Rindge Show. N. Adams Bible Church – 117
Collector’s Car Show. Howard County Road. 6-8pm. Registration $10, free S. Hillsdale Road. 10am – 2:30pm.
Fair – 2210 Fairgrounds Road. Reg- admission. (517) 398-2825
istration $15. Gene Sauter 410-627- Oct 1 MA, Devens. 37th Annual Aug 12 MI, Menominee. Marinette &
6765, http://www.chesapeakeaaca. MCCNE Fall Round-Up & Swap Menonminee Auto Club’s 46th Annual
org/ Meet. Evens Town Commons. 9am Show. 1st Street next to bandshell.
Aug 12 MD, Rockville. All GM Show. – 3:30pm. Entry fee: $20, MCCNE 8am. – 2:30pm. Registration $5/car.
Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee mmbers: $15. Admission & parking Contact William Chartrand 715-582-
St.. F: Pre-reg. $15, $20 day of show. free. No vendor spaces. 508-674- 0347, wdchartrand@gmail.com, http://
Cory PH: 240-686-0229 orcorydraw@ 5462 or www.mccne.com clubs.hemmings.com/mmaac/
gmail.com. Oct 14 MA, Easthampton. Buicks in Aug 17 MI, Grandville. Big Boy, Auto
Aug 19 ME, Wells. Sixth Annual “Wood- the Fall 2017. Cernak Buick, Inc. BodyXperts, Berlin Raceway Car
ies in the Cove” Car Show. Next to – 102 Northampton Street. 9am – Show. Big Boy restaurant. 3:30pm –
McDonalds – 974 Post Rd. 8:30am 3pm. Registration $10 by October 8:30pm. Free admission. bigboyabx.
– 2pm. Parade to follow at 2 – 3pm. 7th. at: David.Debbie@comcast. com
Sonny Perkins via email at woodiesin- net, Phone: 413-527- 0661 info: Jim Aug 24-27 MI, Hickory Corners. 14th
thecove@gmail.com Ramsey – jimmramsey@hotmail.com, Annual Pierce-Arrow Society Gather-
Aug 26 MD, Chesapeake City. 7th 413-527- 7761, Cernak Buick – Pat ing at the Gilmore. Contact Dave Ste-
Annual Ron Francis Wiring & Chesa- Hayes – pwhayes@cernakbuick.com, vens (231) 740-6610, (231) 894-2281,
peake City Lions Club Car Show. 413-527- 1134 davenstevens@msn.com
Downtown streets & park. 8am – 3pm. Oct 29 MD, Baltimore. Jerry’s Auto Sep 16 MI, Tecumseh. Ididit Car Show
Cost $15. To pre-register: E-mail Group Fall Car Show. Jerry’s Chev- & Open House. Free admission. http://
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www.ididitinc.com/special-events.php $15, day of show $20. Art & Darlene Aug 26 MT, Billings. All Euro Car Show.
4wdjeep@wildblue.net. Jeff jpet@ Veteran’s Park. 10am- 3pm. www.
Sep 17 MI, Ypsilanti. 21st Annual Or-
willysreunion.com, www.willysreunion. AllEuroCarShow.com
phan Car Show. Riverside Park. Reg-
istration $25, Admission $6, children com Sep 1-4 MT, Helena. International
under 12 free. info@ypsiautoheritage. Oct. 20 – 21, 2017 – Carthage Mo. – Mustang Meet. Radisson Hotel. Sat.
org, www.ypsiautoheritage.org Carthage Maple Leaf Car Show & 11am- 5pm. Buzz Rose (406) 458-
Cruise Night: Cruise Night – Friday 9847, Dan Pocha (406) 442-7522,
Oct 29 MI, Monroe. Monroe’s Fall
Oct 20 on Historic Carthage, Mo. www.lcmsf.com
Sweep Meet. Monroe County Fair-
grounds – 3775 S. Custer Road. 7am Square, 302 South Main 6pm – 9pm. Sep 16 MT, Billings. Ra Ra’s Show &
– 3pm. Inside Expo spots 10’x10’ $45, Saturday Oct. 21 – 37th Annual Maple Shine. 2 miles east of Blue Basket on
outdoor spots 12’x30’ $35, and car Leaf Car Show & Swap Meet. 8am – Hwy. 312. 10am- 3pm.
corral for $15. After October 1 add $5 5pm. Pre reg. $10 – $15 after Oct. 1.
Free to public. Location: CMC on the Sep 16 MT, Belgrade. Belgrade Fall
per spot. Admission $6, 12 and under Festival Car Show. Lewis & Clark
free. free parking. Nick 419-579-4845 corner of Grand Ave. and Fairview
Ave. (1900 South Grand Ave.) Car Park. 11am- 4pm. Belgrade Chamber
or Sue 419-579-6815, www.monroe- of Commerce – (406) 388-1616, www.
autoswapmeet.com. Show info: Larry – 417-825-6773,
Alan – 620-856-2020, Swap Meet: belgradechamber.org
Oct 30 MI, Monroe. Fall Swap Meet. $25, Car Corral $5, contact Randy
Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. – 417-850-5933. Register online at
Custer Rd. Contact Nick 419-579- www.mapleleafcarshow.com, email AUCTIONS
4845 or Sue 419-579-6815. www. mapleleafcarshow@gmail.com, or AUG
monroeautoswapmeet.com follow us on Facebook at Maple Leaf
Carshow. Aug 2-4 IA, Des Moines. 31st Annual
MINNESOTA Iowa Gas Swap Meet & Auction. Rich
Jul 30 MN, Excelsior. 5th Annual 10,000 MONTANA Penn Auctions on Wednesday. iowa-
Lakes Concours d”Elegance. Excelsi- Jul 29 MT, Billings. Mark Kucera’s Class gas.com or richpennauctions.com or
or Commons. 10am. – 4pm. Children Car & Art Show. 2111 Montana Ave. phone 515-321-7930.
12 and under and active military 5pm – 8pm. Free admission. Mark Aug. 4-5 WI, Brillion. Collector cars,
members are free with ID. Advance (406) 690-5634 CAR, Karen (406) 697- parts, real estate & more. VanDerBrink
presale tickets are $20 and are avail- 2168 Art Auctions, 507-673-2517 or 605-201-
able online now at 10000lakescon- 7005. www.vanderbrinkauctions.com
cours.com. Aug 4-5 MT, West Yellowstone. Yel-
lowstone Rod Run. City Park. 7am- August 10-12 NV, Reno. Reno Collec-
Aug 5 MN, Chanhassen. Cars and 6pm. Terry Oksa (406) 646-9759,www. tor Car Auction, located at the Reno/
Caves at the Chanhassen MotorPlex. yellowstonerodrun.com Sparks Convention Center. Mag Auc-
8150 Audubon Rd. 8 am to Noon. No tions 775-997-8885. www.motorspor-
charge, charitable donation optional. Aug 4-6 MT, Livingston. Fiddlers Picnic
Vintage Trailer Rally. Old Mercier tauctiongroup.com
Contact rkrowech@hrstinc.com.
Ranch – South 1 mile from inter- Aug 11-12 MO, St. Louis. St. Louis
Aug 13 MN, Duluth. 46th Annual Swap change on US 89. 8amFriday – 1 Classic Auction at Hollywood Casino.
Meet & Car Show. South St. Louis Sunday. dalsmilie@aol.com JMark Classic Auctions 731-225-
County Fairgrounds – 800 N. Bound- 6025. www.jmarkclassicauctions.com
ary Ave. 8am-4pm. Registration $10, Aug 6 MT, Virginia City. Road Agent
swap spaces $20. avantiz@charter.net Rally. Main Street 10am- 6pm. Jack Aug 17 CA, Monterey. The Pacific
(406) 843-5933, www.virginiacity.com Grove Auction on the Monterey
Aug 19 MN, Maple Lake, Gear-Head Peninsula. Pacific Grove Golf Links.
Get Together, downtown 8am to 5pm. Aug 19 MT, Georgetown Lake. George-
town Lakesters Car Show. Seven Worldwide Auctioneers. www.world-
www.gear-headgettogether.com 763- wideauctioneers.com
333-4422 Gables Resort. 10am- 3pm.
Aug 19 MT, Great Falls. NWC3 Show at Aug 18-19 CA, Pebble Beach. Pebble
MISSISSIPPI Beach Auctions. Fri. 6 pm, Sat 11 am.
Downpour. Montana Expo Park. Bob
Sep 16 MS, Laurel. Jones Family Medi- McCleod (406) 781-6434, Joe Drench www.goodingco.com
cine Clinic’s 10th Annual September (406) 590-4262, Lewis Zanto (406) Aug 19 NH, Henniker. Ryan Auction
Showoff. 4146 Hwy. 15 North. Reg- 788-7334, www.northwestchristian- Sales. 1492 Old Concord Road.
istration on site 7-11am. Registration carclub.com Contact: Stacy Libby (603)662-2678
$35. (601) 425-0092, www.jonesfami- General Manager www.ryanauction-
lymedicineclinic.com, jonesfamily- Aug 20 MT, Bozeman. Cruising on
Main. Downtown Bozeman. 9am – sales.com
medic@bellsouth.net
3pm, www.downtownbozeman.org Aug 19 IN, Jeffersonville. 6th Semi-
MISSOURI Annual Louisville Summer Classic
Aug 25-26 MT, Great Falls. Cruz-N-
Sep 8-9 MO, Fulton. Fall Willys Reunion Shine Poker Run & Show. MT Expo Collector Car Auction. Clark County
& Swap Meet. Auto World Museum Park. Aug 25 @ 6pm., Aug 26 10am- Auto Auction – 1000 Auction Lane.
– 200 Peacock Drive. Pre-register 5pm. Jim Terry (406) 454-1155 George Eber (615) 496-2277, www.

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southernclassicauctions.com LLC. Expo Center. 800-861-7648, Olney-Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville,


Aug 22 IN, Auburn. 10th Annual Auburn www.smithauctionsllc.com MD 20882. 5 to 8 pm. www.cruisein.
Auction. Worldwide Auctioneers. Nov 17-19 TX, Dallas. Dallas Fall. Dallas us or email inex01@verizon.net
www.worldwideauctioneers.com, Market Hall – 2200 N. Stemmons Fwy. MD, Rockville. Sunday Mornings (Year
info@worldwideauctioneers.com LeakeCar.com or 918-254-7077 Round Cruise-in): Shady Grove
Aug 26-27 WA, Tacoma. 2017 Fall Nov. 11 OK, Stillwater. Classic Car Auc- Cruise-in. 16705 Crabbs Branch
Classic Collector Car Auction In con- tion. Highway 51 Auction and Events Road, Rockville, MD 20855. 9am
junction with the 40th Annual LeMay – 2817 East 6th Ave.(405) 762-6400, – 1pm. www.cruisein.us or email
Marymount Car Show. Lucky Collec- www.Highway51Auction.com, info@ inex01@verizon.net
tor Car Auctions 206-467-6531. www. highway51auction.com MD, Potomac. Sunday Mornings (Year
luckyoldcar.com Nov 17-19 CA, Palm Springs. Mc- Round Cruise-in): Potomac Cafe
SEPT Cormick’s Palm Springs Collector Racers Cruise-In. 10220 River Road,
Car Auction. New location: The Potomac, MD 20854. 10am – noon.
Sep 2 IN, Auburn. The Auburn Auction www.cruisein.us or email inex01@
– Worldwide Auctioneers. National Palm Springs Convention Center
located at 277 N Avenida Caballeros. verizon.net
Auto & Truck Museum L29 Cord
Building. The auction is open to the 760.320.3290. www.classic-carauc- SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS
public, with admission by catalogue tion.com JULY
$75, to include VIP seating passes for FEB Jul 25 IL, Addison. Tuesday Cruise
2, or a $10 museum donation which Feb. 23-25 CA, Palm Springs. McCor- Night @ Dave & Busters. 1155 N Swift
includes admission to the sale and mick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Rd, Addison, IL 60101. 6 – 9pm. Free
limited seating. Auctions. Palm Springs Convention admission. Parking for 300 cars. DJ
Sep 22-23 NY, Saratoga. Saratoga Center. 760-320-3290. www.classic- Tony (630) 675-7872 or Dave & Bust-
Auto Auction at the Saratoga Perform- carauction.com ers (630) 543-5151
ing Arts Center (SPAC). Buy tickets CRUISES Jul 26 RI, Arctic. Arctic Cruise Night.
and find out more information about For further information call 401-265-
registering to bid or consigning your YEAR ROUND
2670.
vehicle here: https://www.saratogaau- CA, Winnetka. Last Saturday of each
toauction.org month. Cruising’ Cupids Hot Dogs – Jul 29 IL, Lincolnshire. Cruisin’ With the
20030 Vanowen Street at Quakertown Cops. Fresh market – 475 Milwaukee
Sep 27-Oct 1 PA, Carlisle. Wed.-Sat. Ave. Free to all. Bethany Brown at
7am-6pm, Sun. 7am-3pm. Admission: Ave. 4-8 p.m.
847-913-2354 or bbrown@lincoln-
Daily Wed-Sat. $10 / Sun $7 / Event FL, Ft. Myers. Every Monday: Larry’s shireil.gov
Pass $30. www.carlisleevents.com/ Cruise-In. U.S. 41N. 4pm–7pm.
carlisle-events/default.asx Contact 239-995-3999 www.shellfac- FALL EVENTS
Sep 30 MO, Springfield. Smith Auctions tory.com AUGUST
LLC. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 800- FL, Fort Meyers. Every Monday: Apple- Aug 2 OH, Wooster. Tumbleweed Tex
861-7648, www.smithauctionsllc.com bee’s Cruise-In.15151 North Cleve- Mex Grill Cruise-In. 4147 Burbank Rd.
OCT land Ave. 4pm–7pm. 4-8pm. Jeff at (419) 884-7075 or (419)
FL, Englewood. First Saturday of each 612-0869.
Oct 14 TN, Jackson. Fall Mid South
Classic Car Auction, DCAA Auction month: Cruise-In Dearborn. Down- Aug 2-30 Every Wednesday MT, Bill-
Facilities, 50 Fiberglass Rd, Jackson, town Englewood. 4pm. – 8pm. Con- ings. Ra Ra’s Cruising. 2 miles east of
TN, Contact Mark Ward 731-225- tact tom Brooks 941-815-6204 the Blue Basket on Hwy 312. 5 – 8pm.
6025, 731-423-5551, www.midsouth- FL, Miramar. First Sunday of the month: Aug 3 PA, York. Quaker Steak & Lube
classiccarauction.com Miramar Outlets Car Cruise-Ins. Lake- Annual Car Cruise In. 1411 Kenneth
Oct 21 OK, Lawton. The Amazing Lewis side at Miramar Outlets. 11am – 3pm Road. 6-8:30pm. Amber Hallaman
Collector Car & Truck Collection. info: 239-948-3766 Miramaroutlets. (717)767-9464 or www.facebook.com/
VanDerBrink Auctions 605-201-7005. com QSLYorkPA. Show is free for cruisers!
www.vanderbrinkauctions.com IN, Noblesville. Every Saturday night. Aug 4-6 MT, Livingston. Fiddlers Picnic
Oct 21 TN, Nashville. 46th Semi-Annual Courthouse Square. 4:30pm to Vintage Trailer Rally. Old Mercier
Music City Classic Collector Car Col- 8:30pm. Hosted by Central Indiana Ranch – South 1 mile from inter-
lection Car Auction. DAA Murfrees- Vintage Vehicles. Dave Shank 317- change on US 89. 8am. Friday – 1pm
boro – 1815 Old For Pkwy. George 674-8045, Larry Grabb 317-710-2585. Sunday. dalsmilie@aol.com
Eber (615) 496-2277, www.southern- www.civv.club.com. Aug 4 OH, Circleville. RoundTown
classicauctions.com MD, Laytonsville. Friday Evenings (Year Cruisers free Summer Nights Cruise-
NOV Round Cruise-in): Laytonsville Cruise- in. Coughlin Dealership – 24001 US
In Members meet in Italian resturant Route 23. 6pm- 9pm. http://round-
Nov 4 KY, Paducah. Smith Auctions during poor weather conditions. 6840 towncruisers.org

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Aug 8 IL, Addison. Tuesday Cruise Night @ Dave & Busters. 1155 N Swift Nov 3-4 NV, Boulder City. 12th Annual
Night @ Dave & Busters. 1155 N Swift Rd, Addison, IL 60101. 6–9pm. Free Las Vegas AMC Reunion at Hoover
Rd, Addison, IL 60101. 6 – 9pm. Free admission. Parking for 300 cars. DJ Dam Lodge, 18000 Highway 93, Boul-
admission. Parking for 300 cars. DJ Tony (630) 675-7872 or Dave & Bust- der City, NV. Special tour and BBQ
Tony (630) 675-7872 or Dave & Bust- ers (630) 543-5151 on Friday, show on Saturday 9am-
ers (630) 543-5151 3pm. Registration $40. Larry Daum,
Sep 6 OH, Wooster. Tumbleweed Tex
Aug 13 OH, Ashland. 12th Annual Mc- mramc@amcrc.com or 775-513-8112.
Mex Grill Cruise-In. 4147 Burbank Rd.
Donald’s Classic Car, Truck & ‘Cycle 4-8pm.Jeff at (419) 884-7075 or (419) NEW HAMPSHIRE
Show. 740 Township Road 743. 612-0869. Aug 20 NH, Deering. Granite State
4-8pm. Registration $7. Mike (419) Old Truck Meet. Feather Airport, in
Sep 7 PA, York. Quaker Steak & Lube
685-3908. Deering. Truck registration $5 per unit.
Annual Car Cruise In. 1411 Kenneth
Aug 15 OH, Ontario. 2nd Richland Road. 6-8:30 pm. Amber Hallaman Spectators free. Contact Don Smith
County Law Enforcement Apprecia- (717) 767-9464 or www.facebook. at 603-664-9761 or Brad at BPF920@
tion Cruise-In. O’Charley’s – 1335 com/QSLYorkPA. Show free for cruis- aol.com
N. Lexington-Springmill Rd. 4-9pm. ers. NEW JERSEY
Free. Jeff at (419) 884-7075 or (419)
Sep 8 IL, Robinson. Dog N Suds Aug 5 NJ, Whiting. 2nd Annual Classic
612-0869.
Cruise-In. 902 E. Main Street. 6pm. Car Show. Carmona-Bolen Home for
Aug. 16 CT, Norwalk. Rod and Custom Jesse Hock 618-553-0688, www. Funerals, 66 Lacey Rd. SP: Carmo-
Car Club Cruisin’ Calf Pasture Beach. robinsoncarclub.com na-Bolen Home for Funerals & Vintage
Tuesdays 6-9pm. Cutoff year 1987. Automobile Museum of NJ. Missy,
Sep 9 CT, Norwalk. Rod and Custom
Donated can good goes to St. Vincent 732-600-5103 or www.vintageauto-
Car Club Cruisin’ Calf Pasture Beach.
DePaul. 203-856-2126. museum.org
Tuesdays 6-9pm. Cutoff year 1987.
Aug 20 OH, Ashland. 4th Annual Breth- Donated can good goes to St. Vincent Aug 6 NJ, South Amboy. 18th Annual
ren Care Classic Car & Truck Show. DePaul. 203-856-2126. Antique & Classic Car Show. Inde-
2140 Center Street. 1-5pm. Registra- pendence Fire House – 140 North
Sep 15 IL, Robinson. Robinson’s Ameri-
tion $10. Jeff at (419) 884-7075 or Broadway. 10am – 4pm. Register
can Graffiti Cruise-In. Dog N Suds @
(419) 709-1105. before July 31 $5, after $15. Mike Toth
5pm. Cruise Main Street form 5-6pm.
Aug 21 OH, Mt. Vernon. Southside Jesse Hock 618-553-0688, www. (908) 930-3497, IndependenceFD@
Diner Cruise-In. 620 S. Main Street. robinsoncarclub.com SouthAmboyNJ.gov
4-8pm. Jeff at (419) 884-7075 or (419) Aug 26 NJ, Forked River. 2nd Annual
Sep 18 OH, Mt. Vernon. Southside
612-0869. VFW Post 10118 Classic Car Show.
Diner Cruise-In. 620 S. Main Street.
Aug 23 OH, Ashland. Taco Bell Ben- 4-8pm. Jeff at (419) 884-7075 or (419) VFW Post 10118, 2652 Lacey Rd. SP:
efit Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle 612-0869. VFW Post 10118 & Vintage Automo-
Show. 1194 Park Avenue South. bile Museum of NJ. Missy, 732-600-
Sep 19 IL, Addison. Tuesday Cruise
1-5pm. Registration $5. 5103 or www.vintageautomuseum.org
Night @ Dave & Busters. 1155 N Swift
Aug 25 VT, Ludlow. Okemo Valley Car Rd, Addison, IL 60101. 6–9pm. Free Sep 2 NJ, Woodbury. Woodbury Auto
& truck Cruise In. Benson’s Chevrolet admission. Parking for 300 cars. DJ Show. Broad Street (Rt. 45) 8am –
– 25 Pond Street. 5-8pm. 802-228- Tony (630) 675-7872 or Dave & Bust- 4pm. Registration $15. John Beal
2830, www.yourplaceinvermont.com ers (630) 543-5151 (856) 848-2326, jb2pb@comcast.net,
Aug 29 IL, Addison. Tuesday Cruise www.woodburyautoshow.com
OCTOBER
Night @ Dave & Busters. 1155 N Swift Sep 4 NJ, Cherry Hill. Unofficial End of
MD, Olney. Winter event runs October 1
Rd, Addison, IL 60101. 6–9pm. Free Summer Labor Day Car Show. Silver
– March 19. Saturday mornings: Cars
admission. Parking for 300 cars. DJ Diner Restaurant 2131 Route 38. 8am
N Coffee Olney. 3425 Emory Church
Tony (630) 675-7872 or Dave & Bust- registration $20. Chuck Catalano
Road, Olney, MD 20832. 8-10am.
ers (630) 543-5151 at 856-904-4843 or catalano112@
www.cruisein.us or email inex01@
SEPTEMBER verizon.net
verizon.net
Sep 1 OH, Circleville. RoundTown Sep 8 NJ, Ridgewood. Ridged 24th
Oct 6 OH, Circleville. RoundTown
Cruisers. Free Summer Nights Cruise- Annual Chamber of Commerce Car
Cruisers free Summer Nights Cruise-
in. Coughlin Dealership – 24001 US Show. 133 E. Ridgewood Ave., 5pm –
in. Coughlin Dealership – 24001 US
Route 23. 6-9pm http://roundtown- 9pm, info@RidgewoodChamber.com,
Route 23. 6-9pm. http://roundtown-
cruisers.org 201-445-2600 Joan Groome, Experi-
cruisers.org
enceRidgewood.com
Sep 2 MT, Lolo. Rumble in the Root. Oct 8 IL, Palestine. Wabash Valley Wine
Lolo to Hamilton and back. 5am – Sep 10 NJ, Seaside Heights. 38th
& Arts Cruise-In. Main Street. 1-4pm.
5pm. Cliff 406-961-3136, bclif896@ Annual Vintage Automobile Club of
Jesse Hock 618-553-0688, www.
juno.com Ocean County Antique Car Show.
robinsoncarclub.com
1000 Bay Blvd. SP: Vintage Auto-
Sep 5 IL, Addison. Tuesday Cruise NEVADA mobile Club of Ocean County. John
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Mahoney, 732-244-4984 or www. – vehicles must arrive by 12 noon, North Hempstead Park – 175 West
vintageautoclubnj.org admission: $3 adults; $2 seniors; Shore Drive. 10am-2pm. Free for cars
Sep 16 NJ, Ocean Grove. 20th Annual under 12 and military vets free with ID. 25 years & older. Howie Fishman (516)
British Car Day. Main Ave. Business Call Rich at 845-742-0951 for info and 662-9379, hfishman52@aol.com
District. Bob Canfield 732-620-2378, to register, To register: ocantiqueau- Sep 3 NY, Westbury. New York Au-
joisuzu@optonline.net, www.pedc.org. toclub.com, ocaacny@gmail.com tofest. Westbury Market Fair – 960
Sep 17 NJ, Windsor. 10th annual Bear Aug 5 NY, Sparrowbush. High Point Brush Hollow Road. 8am – 4pm. $20
Creek Classic Car Show. Bear Creek Cruisers Club Charity Car Show. Registration, admission $5, 12 under
Assisted Living – 291 Village Road East Sparrowbush Engine Company/ free. www.nyautofest.com. For info
& Old Trenton Road. Reg. 8am, Show Fire House. $15 pre-register by July call 516-882-5022 or visit www.nyau-
11am – 3pm. Registration $10, Ven- 25, $20 ay of show. Registration tofest.com
dors $25. Fred Shwartz (609) 577-6073 8-10:30am. Awards 2:30pm. Vendor Sep 3 NY, Rotterdam. 12th Annual Pa-
spaces available. Michele 973-3296, triots Day Antique/Classic Car Show.
Sep 21-24 NJ, Wildwood. The Wild- Percey 845-856-6154 or Bill 845-856-
wood NJ Boardwalk Fall Classic Car Route 5S (just off of NYS Thruway
9211. www.highpointcruiserscarclub. Exit 26). 10am-3pm. Registration $10.
Show. Wildwoods boardwalk. Regis- com.
tration $50. For more information visit (518) 365-6203 or (518) 393-4117 ext.
www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com Aug 6 NY, Amsterdam. 16th Annual Car 2006, www.rotary7190.org
or email us at WildwoodMotorEv- & Motorcycle Show. 112 Perthshire Sep 10 NY, Lawrence. Vintage Chev-
ents@gmail.com. (609) 522-4546. Drive, Route 30. 9am – 3pm. Pre- rolet Club of America, Inc. Queens
register by July 31 $8, after $10. (518) County Region Fun Car Show. Rock
Sep 23 NJ, Closter. 3rd Annual Joey’s 842-4046, www.teamalbanyadaptive-
Fund Charity Classic Car Show. 11am Hall Museum – 199 Broadway. 9am-
sports.org 3pm. Registration $10, free admission
– 4pm. St. Mary’s Church – 20 Legion
Place. $15 pre-register, $20 day of Aug 6 NY, Depew. Buffalo Thunderbird to museum. Howie (516) 662-9379,
show. Tony DeCarlo (201) 481-5406, Clubs 32nd Annual All Thunderbird hfishman52@aol.com, Sebastian
www.joeyscharityfund.org, dona- Show. 9am-4pm. Pre-registration D’agostina (917) 837-5383, srdagos-
tions@joeysfundcahritycarshow.org $10, at the gate $15. Todd@716-803- tino@aol.com
1965 or Tom@ 585-309-6442, www. Sep 24 NY, Montgomery. 4th Annual
Sep 30 NJ, Tuckerton. Antique Car and buffalothunderbirdclub.org
Truck Show. Tuckerton Seaport Mu- Car Show. Brian Fitzpatrick (845)
seum, 120 W. Main St. SP: Tuckerton Aug 13 NY, Elmont. Long Island Cars’ 820-2147, https://www.youtube.com/
Seaport Museum & Vintage Automo- Car Show & Swap Meet. Belmont watch?v=f0gtEm1yVqI
bile Museum of NJ. Missy, 732-600- Racetrack – Hempstead Tpke. 8am Sep 24 NY, Jamaica. National Judged
5103 or www.vintageautomuseum.org – 5pm. Admission $9, under 12 Free. Chevrolet Car Show Saluting our
(631)567-5898/ LongIslandCars.com Veterans. New York State Veteran’s
Oct 1 NJ, Stirling. 11th Annual Fall Fest
Antique & Classic Car Show. Stirling Aug 19 NY, Ballston Lake. Clifton Park Home – 178-50 Linden Blvd. 11am-
Hotel – 227 Main Ave. 10:00am for Elks Lodge 11th Annual Car Show. 3pm. Registration $35 first vehicle,
general public & 9:00am for show car 695 McElroy Road. 9am – 3:30pm. additional vehicles $25. Howie Fish-
entrants. Register by September 28 Registration $10, Admission Free. man (516) 662-9379, hfishman52@
$15, day of show $20. Admission $2, Dick Campion @ (518)928-8725 or aol.com
children under 12 Free. www.lhcom- Mike Bendetti @ (518)495-0240. Email NORTH CAROLINA
munitycenter.org CarShow@cliftonparkelks.org, http://
www.elks.org/SharedElksOrg/lodges/ Aug 5 NC, Beech Mountain. Back to
Sep 22-24 NM, Lunas. NM Council of files/2466_CPElksCarShowFlier2017. School Car Show. Beech Mountain
Car Clubs/City of Los Lunas 39th pdf Resort. 11am – 5pm Registration $25.
Annual Auto Swap Meet . Why 314 www.BeechMoutainResort.com, 828-
& Morris Road. joyce@nmcarcouncil. Aug 19 NY, Port Washington. Third 387-2011 ext 241
com Annual Antique Car Show at Beach
Feast. North Hempstead Beach Park Sep 23 NC, Cherokee. Welcome Home
NEW YORK – 175 West Shore Road. 10am-3pm. Veterans Festival 2017 Car Show.
Jul 29 NY, Stony Brook 13 Annual Registration $10. Howie Fishman Happy Holiday Campground. 11am –
Vintage European Car and Motorcycle (516) 662-9379, hfishman52@aol.com 2pm. Entry Fee $20. (828) 497-9204,
Show,1984 or older. 216 Christian Av- www.happyholidayrv.com
Aug 27 NY, Brewster. Brewster Elks
enue. Arrive at 10:30, $20 donation for 30th Anniversary Car Show. Brewster Oct 7 NC, Fletcher. Southeast Willys
the Stony Brook Community Church, Elks Lodge – Rt. 22 & Milltown Rd. Jeep Get Together. Grace Arts Center
631-751-6371 10am-4pm. Pre-registration $10, Day – 495 Cardinal Road. 10am – 3pm.
Jul 30 NY, Montgomery. 44th Annual of Show $15, Admission $3, 12 and Re-register $20, Day of show $25.
Orange County Antique Auto Show. under $. (845) 278-8621, keepon- Admission $5. (828) 687-0334, www.
Thomas Bull Memorial Park (Orange dancindj@live.com SoutheastWillysJeepGetTogether.com
County Park) – 211 Route 416. Pre- Aug 28 NY, Port Washington. FunDay Oct 20-22 NC, Charlotte. Goodguys
reg $10 BY 7/14 ($15 day of show) Monday Annual Antique Car Show. SouthEastern Nationals Swap Meet
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and Cars 4 Sale, Charlotte Motor Marysville Charity Car Show. 8am – MoPar Expo Swap Meet and Car Cor-
Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy 4pm. Info: unioncountyfoundation. ral for Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge and
South, Concord, 28027, 10 x 25’ out- org/MarysvilleCharityCarShow/ or related vehicles, Ohio Expo Center &
door swap or sale spaces, $55 each call 937-642-9618. www.charityauto- State Fair, Rhodes Building, 717 E.
in advance, $65 at the gate, Swap shows.com 17th Ave., 43211, 8am-4pm, indoor
Meet & Car 4 Sale info 614-268-1181, Aug 19 OH, Columbus. Summer Night swap and corral space available start-
www.jeffjohnsonmotorsports.com. Cruise-In 3. Double Tree Hotel – 175 ing at $45 each, spectator admission
Facebook: JeffJohnsonMotorsports. Hutchinson Ave. 3:00pm – 9:30pm only $5 after 10am, 614-268-1181,
Show car info 925-838-9876. http://www.gtoaco.com, Lonnie www.jeffjohnsonmotorsports.com.
Mclaughlin 614-327-8885, londart@ Facebook: Chrysler Power Classic.
Oct 20 -22 NC, Henderson. Show,
Shine, Shag, Dine & East Cost Drag aol.com or Kevin Russo 740-549- OKLAHOMA
Times Hall of Fame & Reunion. Fri. 2279, krusso@insight.rr.com Sep 30 OK, Moore. Community Team
– pre-show activities, 11am – 4pm – Aug 20 OH, Columbus. 33rd Anni- Benefit Car Show. Hemispheres – 640
Southern style barbecue cookout & versary All Pontiac Indian Uprising. SW 19th Street. 10am – 2pm. www.
cruise-in, $12 cover charge per plate. Double Tree Hotel – 175 Hutchinson silverstarconst.com, recept@silver-
Location: Satterwhite Point Park, Kerr Ave. 8am- 4pm Pre-register before starconst.com, (405) 793-1725
Lake. I-85, exit 217, follow signs. Sat. July 31 $10, after $15, Admission free.
16th Annual Car Show, 7:30am – 5pm Oct 21 OK, Wilburton. 31st Robbers
http://www.gtoaco.com, Contact: Cave Festival . Robbers Cave State
– Open to 1978 and older antique, Ron Cozzo rcozzo@earthlink.net 740-
classic, muscle car and nostalgia drag Park.www.robberscavefallfestival.
777-1135 or Kevin Landis klandis@ com, www.travelok.com, www.
cars. Live entertainment, food and absolutecleaner.com 740-361-1116,,
misc. vendors. Covers a 10 block area latimercountytourism.com (918) 465-
http://www.gtoaco.com/pdf/2017_ 3400, robberscavefestival@hotmail.
of Garnett St. in Historic Downtown GTOACO_All_Pontiac_Show_Flyer.pdf
Henderson, NC. www.kerrlake-nc. com
com, Sun. East Coast Drag times Hall Aug 26 OH, Delaware. Performance Oct 26-28 OK, Norman. All Transporta-
of Fame Reunion & Awards Presenta- Classic Car Show. 8am – 5pm. Info: tion Swap Meet. Cleveland County
tion. 10am – 4pm – No admission fee. http://www.performanceclassiccar- Fairgrounds 615 E. Robinson. 9am
Vance-Granville Civic Center, I-85 Exit show.com or call Denny Friermood – 6pm. Indoor or outdoor vendor
209. www.eastcoastdragtimeshallof- at (740) 369-9611. www.charityauto- spaces $30, day of show $35. Con-
fame.com Event Host: Vance County shows.com tact: 405- 651-7927 www.norman-
Tourism Dept., 866-438-4565 Aug 26 OH, Plain City. 15th Annual swapmeet.com , NormanSwapMeet@
May 6 NC, Pinehurst. 5th Annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In. Main aol.com
Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. $40 St (Rt 161) in downtown. 8am -2pm. OREGON
advance/$50 day of event. www. $13 day of show, $10 pre-register.
pinehurstconcours.com www.uptownplaincity.com , info@ Jul 30 OR, Lebanon. The Old Car
uptownplaincity.com or Megan at Sunday & BBQ – Car/Motorcycle
OHIO 614-562-9408. Show. Lebanon First Assembly of God
Jul 29 OH, Sunbury. 3rd Annual Battle Church – 726 W. Oak Street. 8am –
Sep 3 OH, Lexington. Safe Surfing’ 3pm. Pre-register by July 14 limited to
of the Brands Car Show. 175 OH-3. Foundation Classic Car, Truck, Motor-
11:30am – 3pm. Registration $10. first 200 vehicles. registration can be
cycle & Go Cart Show. 70 Plymouth picked up at 726 W. Oak St. Lebanon,
Brian D’Amico, burgboy73@gmail. Street. 10am-4pm. Registration $10.
com, 614-935-5107or Kevin Landis, OR (541) 259-1265
(419) 565-6253
klandis@absolutecleaner.com, 740- Nov 18 OR, Albany. Albany Indoor
361-1116, http://www.gtoaco.com/, Sep 3 OH, Duncan Falls. Duncan Falls Swapmeet. Linn County Fairgrounds.
http://www.gtoaco.com/pdf/2017_ Fie Dept. 24th Annual Antique & Clas- Info: Glen Osborn 541-928-1218 /
Battle_Of_The_Brands_Flyer.pdf sic Car Show. Mill Street. 10:30am- albanyswapmeet@comcast.net
4:30pm. Don Alexander (740) 674-
Aug 4-5 OH, Strongsville. 2017 North- 4444 PENNSYLVANIA
ern Ohio Chevelle Show. Holiday Inn
– 15471 Royalton Rd. Contact Mark Sep 15-17 OH, Canfield. Dave & Ed’s Jul 22 PA, Gilbert. 4th Annual Wheels
(440) 570-9256 or Ken (330) 285-7420 Super Auto Events Canfield swap for Meals Car Show. 570 Fairgrounds
www.northernohiochevelleclub.com meet, car corral & Sunday car show. Rd. 9am – 3pm Registration $15 pre-
Canfield Mahoning County Fair- registration; $20 day of show closes
Aug 6 OH, Boardman. 39th Annual grounds, 7265 Columbiana Canfield at noon. Dave at 570-424-5329 or
Car Show & Flea Market “Cars in the Rd, Canfield. www.autoevents.com or daveflobrown@verizon.net.
Park”. Boardman Park – 375 Board- 330-477-8506
man-Poland Road. 9am – 5pm. Show Jul 30 PA, Philadelphia. 1st Annual
Car and Car Corral registration is $10, Oct 21 OH, Hilliard. Trunk or Treat Car Philly Auto Charity Car Show. 4530
Vendor pre-reg. is $10 or $20 at gate, Show. Hilliard Presbyterian Church Torresdale Ave. 9am-3pm. Registra-
Info Dave at 330-544-0242, www. – 3600 Leap Road. 11 a.m – 3pm. tion $20. latincruisers@verizon.net
mvocc.com Registration $10. Rain date Oct 28 Aug 5 PA, Glen Rock. Fissel’s 50’s
Aug 12 OH, Marysville. 3rd Annual Nov 18 OH, Columbus. 8th Annual Ohio Flashback. 3426 Fissel’s Church

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Road. 1-7pm. free. newhope251@ dors for info call Bobbi (h) 215-752- DDRockinRods.com
verizon.net or 717-235-2033 0484, (C) 215-820-3276 or www.mo- Sep 15-17 TX, Decatur. 50th Annual
Aug 4-6 PA, Carlsile. Carlisle Truck vinonkruzers.com movin’onkruzers@ Southwest Swap Meet. Wise County
Nationals. Fri.-Sat. 7am-6pm, Sun. inbox.com Registration closes at Fairgrounds. www.southwestswap-
7am-3pm. Admission: Daily Fri.- Sat. noon. meet.com
$12 / Sun $7 / Event pass $20. www. RHODE ISLAND Sep 29 – Oct 1 TX, Fort Worth. Good-
carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/de- Aug 6 RI, Charleston. Hot Rods and guys Lone Star Nationals Swap
fault.aspx or by calling 717-243-7855 Harley Haul. Ninigret Park, Route 1. Meet and Cars 4 Sale, Texas Motor
Aug 13 PA, New Hope. 60th Annual 11:00 AM, at the Charlestown Cham- Speedway, 3601 Hwy 114, 76177, 10’
New Hope Automobile Show. New ber of Commerce Seafood Festival. x 25’ outdoor swap or sale spaces,
Hope – Solebury High School – 180 $10.00 admission admits driver and $55 each in advance, $65 at the
West Bridge Street. 215-862-5665 , passenger. 401-364-7323. https:// gate, Swap Meet & Car 4 Sale info
www.newhopeautoshow.com www.ristreetrodding.org/hot-rods- 614-268-1181, www.jeffjohnson-
Aug 20 PA, Hershey. 5th Annual harley-haul motorsports.com. Facebook: Jef-
Oldsmobile, Buick, Pontiac Antique Aug 13 RI, East Providence. 39th An- fJohnsonMotorsports. Show car info
Automobile Show. AACA Museum. nual MCCNE Car Show & Swap Meet. 925-838-9876.
10am-3:30pm. www.aacamuseum. Oxford Motorcars – 360 Taunton Oct 7 TX, TX, TBD. D&D Rockin’ Rods
org/3rd-annual-classic-antique-auto- Ave. 9am – 3:30pm. Entry fee: $20 — & Rat Rods United Car Show at Pi-
mobile-show/ MCCNE Members: $15. Admission & cassis. Time and location TBD – Mark
Aug 24-27 PA, Carlisle. Corvettes at parking free. (No vendor spaces) 508- your calendars $15 per vehicle, free
Carlisle. Thur: 10-6 , Fri-Sat: 7-6 , 674-5462 or www.mccne.com to public 817-797-1197 or visit www.
Sun: 7-3 Admission: Daily Thu.- Sat. Sep 17 RI, Warwick. 4th Annual Impos- DDRockinRods.com
$15 / Sun $10 / Event Pass $35. www. sible Dream Car Show. 575 Centerville Oct 21 TX, Lipan. Lipman Classic Car
carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/ Road. 11am – 2pm. $10 registration. Show & Kick-A-Poo Festival. 200
default.aspx www.impossibledreamcarshow.com Caddo Street, noon – 4pm. $15 per
Aug 26 PA, Elmra. Mild 2 Wild Car & Oct 8 RI, Johnston. Toys for Tots Fun vehicle, free to public 817-797-1197
Truck Club 4th Annual Car, Truck & Run Show. Johnston Wa Memorial or visit www.DDRockinRods.com
Bike Extravaganza. 17 Elrama Ave. Park – 1583 Hartford Ave. Registration Oct 21 TX, Westlake. Seventh Annual
9am-4pm. Registration $7 Fee ; “Toy for a Tot”, (1 new un- Westlake Classic Car Show. 2902
Aug 27 PA, Madera. Madera fire Com- wrapped toy), “Food for the Needy”, Sam School Road. 11am – 4pm. Info:
pany Car Show. Fire Hall – 2720 Main (2 cans of food), Registration 9am. All Jarrod Greenwood at jgreenwood@
Street. 10am- 4pm. $10 registration cars welcome. Call 401-499-9877; westlake-tx.org or text to 817-680-
https://www.ristreetrodding.org/ 1422, www.westlakeclassiccarshow.
Sep 3 PA, Bristol. 4th Annual Nirvana com.
Fitness Center Car Show.Nirvana SOUTH CAROLINA
Family Fitness – 122 New Rodg- Oct 27-Nov 5 SC, Hilton Head Island. Feb 2-3 TX, Lockhart. Hot Rods &
ers Rd. 9am – 3pm. $20 day of 2017 HiltonHead Island Motoring Fes- Hatter Car Show. Lockhart City Park.-
show. Vendors for more info call, tival & Concours d’Elegance. www. 301 South Colorado St. 8am – 5pm.
Bobbi (h) 215-752-0484, (C) 215-820- HHIMotoringFestival.com Joel Aaron Gammage(512) 657-4616,
3276 or www.movinonkruzers.com http://hotrodsandhatters.com
TENNESSEE
movin’onkruzers@inbox.com Regis- VERMONT
tration Close At Noon Oct 1 TN, 28th Annual Battlefield AACA
Classic Car and Motorcycle show Aug 11-13 VT, Stowe. 60th Annual
Sep 24 PA, Bristol. KruZin Into Fall Car at The Factory in Franklin, rain or Antique & Classic Car Meet. Nichols
Show. Nirvana Family Fitness Center – shine. Jim Morinec 615-478-2113 or Field, Route 100. Chris 802-249-0272.
1222 New Rogers Road. 9am – 3pm. jmordm@att.net www.vtauto.org
Registration $20. Vendors for info call Aug 26-27 VT, Ludlow. Okemo Valley
Bobbi (h) 215-752-0484, (C) 215-820- Oct 13-15 TN, Gatlinburg. Mountain
Stangs Fall Fore Stampede. Proceeds Antique & Classic Car & truck Show.
3276 or www.movinonkruzers.com Fletcher Farm School for Arts & Crafts
movin’onkruzers@inbox.com to St. Jude & Wee Car Community
Outreach. Wee Care Community Out- – 611 Rte. 103 S. 10am – 3pm. (802)
Sep 27-Oct 1 PA, Carlisle. Carlisle. reach, Inc., Dawn Lowery, 187 Brown 228-2830, www.yourplaceinvermont.
Wed.-Sat. 7am-6pm , Sun. 7am- Circle NE,Resaca, Georgia 30735, com
3pm. Admission: Daily Wed.- Sat. weecarega1@gmail.com VIRGINIA
$10 / Sun $7 / Event pass $30. www.
carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/ TEXAS Aug 18-20 VA, Dublin. Chasing Cars
default.aspx Sep 4 TX, Burleson. Lynn Smith Labor & Vintage Steel Swap Meet & Car
Day Car Show. 925 N Burleson Blvd. Show/Cruise In. New River Valley
Oct 7 PA, Ivyland. 5th annual “Tony’s Fairgrounds. Vendor spots $30, Erik
Place Car Show” 1297 Greeley Ave. 12pm. – 4pm. $15 per vehicle, free
to public 817-797-1197 or visit www. 540-577-9672 or 540-789-7898 or
9am. – 3pm. $20 day of show. Ven-
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www.chasingsscars.com Aug 5-6 WI, Milwaukee. Milwaukee show $20. www.prescottdaze.com


Sep 16 VA, Manassas. 42nd annual Concours d’Elegance. www.milwau- Sep 9 WI, Paddock Lake. 7th Annual
Edgar Rohr Memorial Antique Car keeconcours.com old Settlers Oktoberfest Classic Car
Show, Manassas Museum, 9101 Aug 5-6 WI, Elkhorn. 32nd Annual Sum- Show. Old Settlers Park – 24100 75th
Prince William St., Manassas, VA. mer Elkhorn Auto Swap Meet, Car Street. Noon – 4pm. (262)206-2644
20110. http://www.bullrunaaca.org Corral & Car Show. 6am – 3pm. PH: Terry
. Darryll Baker, (571) 294-7853, dar- 608-244-8416 madisonclassics.com Sep 10 WI, Reedsburg. 47th Annual
ryllbaker@aol.com. Aug 6 WI, Chippewa Falls. 43rd Anni- Sacred Heart Parish Fall Festival Clas-
Sep. 16 VA, Petersburg. Mopar Mad- versary Indianhead Swap Meet & Car sic Car & Antique Farm Tractor Show.
ness/Mopar Action. Virginia Motor- Show. – Fairgrounds – Hwy. 124N. 545 N Oak Street. 9am-1:30pm. Info:
sports Park at 8018 Boydton Plank Gates open at 7am. $5 gate admis- Bernie Jernander 608-963-8717 or
Road. Phone 804-862-3174 or www. sion, $10 vendor fee (plus admission), Jim Krueger 608-524-4772. www.
VirginiaMotorsports.com orwww. $10 Cr Corral (plus admission). www. sacred-heart-online.org
MegaMoparAction.com indianheadcarshow.com Sep 17 Beloit, WI. 41st Annual Beloit
Oct 1-4 VA, Lynchburg. Chrysler 300 Aug 12 WI, Howards Grove. Car Show Autorama. Beloit Preservation Park
Club International, Inc. 47th An- & Brat Fry. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on the Rock River – 3444 S Riverside
nual Fall Meet. http://www.chrysler- – 441 Millersville Ave. 10am – 3pm. Drive. 8am-4pm. 608-290-3628 or
300club.com/events/promo/Lynch- Register by August 1 $3, after $5, 608-751-3572. www.beloitautorama.
burg/1.html For more information free admission. (920) 565-3780, www. com
about the Club please visit www. stpaulshowhowardsgrove.org Sep 15-16 WI, Menomonie. 12th
chrysler300club.com/ , Mick or Mar- Aug 12 WI, Oxford. Saint John’s Car, Annual Midwest Studebaker Only
tha at 828-262-0393, email: kreszock- Truck & Motorcycle Show. Oxford Swap Meet.americInn – 1915 North
cm@appstate.edu Village park. Registration 8am – noon. Broadway. Vending starts at 7am $15
WASHINGTON Dash plaques to first 100 vehicles. vending space. Mar Roberts (651)
Aug 19 WA, Cle Elum. Kittitas County Entry $10. Awards 2pm. 308-0291, m.rbts@comcast.net, Fred
Rotary Club Cruise Cle Elum Car & Aug 26 WI, Hartford. Stovebolt.com Koehler (715) 639-5114, fredandpeg@
Motorcycle Show. Starting at 9am For Chevy/GMC Gathering. Wisconsin centurylink.net, Tom Ketelsen (651)
information call (541) 891-2503 Automotive Museum – 147 North 426-0535, ketelbritz@q.com

Aug 26 WA, Bonney Lake. Bonney Lake Rural St. 9am-3pm. Randy Baumann Sep 15-17 WI, Wisconsin Dells. 2017
Food Bank Hot Rods & Hot Bikes (randy74@charter.net) or 262-644- Pontiac Adventures Event. Chula Vista
Show. All Yorke City Park (at Lake 6016 or Wally Becker (wbecker@ Resort. Register at www.PontiacAd-
Tapps). Registration $3, spectators nconnect.net) or (920) 387-0057 ventures.com
free. Contact Sheri 253-230-0982 Sep 2 WI, Marinette. 9th Annual Moose Sep 16 WI, Cross Plains. 34th An-
nhra652sw@gmail.com www.team. on the Menominee Car & Bike Show. nual The Hill and Valley Antique Auto
blcr.us Marinette Moose Lodge #2323 – &americana Show. Baer Park. John
Nov 4-5 WA, Keyport. Olympic Auto N5233 E. Nettleton Road. Registration Riley 608-770-5646, john@sullivana-
Club 49th Annual Bremerton Auto $10 from 7-11am. 715-735-6477 or nddesignbuild.com or Don Chandler
Swap Meet. Kitsap County Fair- 906-753-2340. Web site www.mari- 608-513-8254.
grounds. Sat. 8am – 5pm, Sun 8am nettemoose.com Sep 22-24 WI, Jefferson. 40th Annual
– 2:30pm Admission Sat. $5, Sun $3, Sep 4 NJ, Cherry Hill. Unofficial End of Fall Jefferson Auto Swap Meet & Car
free parking, vendors $40 spot, Car Summer Labor Day Car Show. Silver Show. Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds. Fri.
Corral $20/on trailer $40. Booths call Diner Restaurant 2131 Route 38. 8am 10am – 6pm. Sat/Sun 6am – 3pm.
Val (360) 779-3771, BremertonOldCar- registration $20. Chuck Catalano PH: 608-244-8416 madisonclassics.
SwapMeet@gmail.com, www.ovac.us at 856-904-4843 or catalano112@ com
WEST VIRGINA verizon.net WYOMING
Sep 21-24 WV, White Sulphur Springs. Sep 7-9 WI, Sheboygan. 2017 Interna- Aug 12 WY, Buffalo. Bighorn Tire Car
Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance. The tional Mercury Owners Association Show. Bighorn Tire Shop – Off I-90.
Greenbriaramerica’s Resort – 300 W. Show. Blue Harbor Resort – 725 Blue 9am – 3pm. Sue Kyle (307) 684-8200,
Main Street. Harbor Drive. Special feature of the Harry Redinger (307) 217-3367, www.
show will be a Roadamerica Course bighorntire.com
WISCONSIN tour and lap. www.mercuryclub.com,
Jul 30 WI, Stanley. Stanley Lions 29th info@mercuryclub.com, 847-997-8624 Aug 25-26 WY, Cody. Cody County Car
Annual Car Show. Chapman Park. 9am Cost: $45 Show. Denny Menholt Chevrolet. Fri.
– 3-pm. Registration $5 (includes a hot 4pm. – 7pm., Sat. 10am – 3pm. Ken
Sep 9 WI, Prescott. Rocking’ Around Possey (307) 899-7677, Mike Shotts
dog and a Coke) Chuck Poulter (715) the Clock. Downtown Prescott.8am-
644-5376, chuck098@centurytel.net (307) 250-8917
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