|1951 Hudson Hornet Hollywood hardtop looked like the future.|
I found not a single old-fashioned motorcycle there except the one I rode in on — my 1999 Royal Enfield Bullet. I parked discreetly so as not to show up all the mere antique automobiles on show.
But these were, in fact, delightful. I am personally enough of an antique to remember when many of these cars were new or, at least, not old. At the time they seemed wonderful to me. But, over time, I had forgotten how truly incredible they were.
|Delightfully simple coiled springs helped lift the Hudson's hood.|
It had a low slung, step-down frame, pillarless hardtop and push-button radio.
Not least of its features was the radio antenna that could be rotated into a folded down position from the driver's seat.
|Hudson featured a rear armrest both passengers could use.|
Glance through a few of my photos.
|1948 MG TC looks even older than it is!|
But notice the green radiator slats. They match the upholstery.
|1948 Chevrolet looked like a barrel. But what a clean chrome nameplate.|
|1959 Ford convertible looked snazzy. Owner didn't hide|
the lowly six-cylinder motor and standard shift.
|Nothing sexier. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette.|
Exhaust really does come out that gorgeous bumper.
|Tasteful original fins on 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood.|
If only they had stayed so small.
|1953 Cadillac Fleetwood also featured tasteful side scoops.|
To ventilate what, I wonder?
|1951 Ford Country Squire woody wagon looked regal indeed.|
|But to feel truly royal, choose the 1954 Chrysler Crown Imperial.|
|1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 was just a car.|
But in name and looks, it promised tomorrow.