I love classic trucks and in my 3 plus years of bogging in this field I haven’t done much on trucks. Yes, you’ll see some in my Parking Lot Spot Light pieces but not much else.
Then I got to thinking about doing some articles to make up for that and I realize, after I picked up a book (“Collectible & Classic Trucks” by The Auto Editors of Consumer Guide) at one of my company’s stores (we specialize, among other things, used books) that even those in to the classic truck scene, often over look some really cool trucks.
So I thought I’d cover a few. First up is one I forgot was ever made, much less have seen (in person) any in the past 20 years or so. The Covair Rampside trucks.
This is a ’61 Rampside
This are rear engined, air cooled workhorse that are clearly Corvair all the way.
Fully restored they look great. But leaving them survivor style is really cool as well. Like David Hopkins’
David Hopkins “Everything mechanical is new, but when it came to do paint and body we just couldn’t erase all the history.”
These rough and tough working guy trucks were powered a by rear-mounted, horizontally-opposed six cylinder, air-cooled engine that delivered 80HP and 128 ft-lbs of torque with 145 cu-in of displacement.
This wasn’t the only truck that was Corvair based. We’ll look at the others coming up.
The thing about attending regional car shows in your region is there’ a very good chance that you are going to run some of the same cars, even in a show as big as this one. Oh..don’t get me wrong I love looking at them but writing about the same cars is not very rewarding. So I’m going to show you some of the cars I really enjoyed.
Of course I’m always drawn to the Vettes.
Maybe something in Satin?
Or maybe something with a bit of a sting-er
Or how about an Anniversary Grand Sport!!!
And this one made me miss my old C4.
Lots more to come from the Tucson Classic car show – including – dashes and one particularly rare and extremely AWESOME car!! (Oh..and it’s not a Corvette!!!)
Corvettes at Carlisle. (8/26/2011 — 8/28/2011 ) Carlisle Events (717) 243-7855 1000 Bryn Mawr Road Carlisle, PA 17013 USA www.carlisleevents.com. Show Details One of the largest and most fun-filled Corvette events in the world, the …
On Sept 9th 1935 Studebaker put the first car on a Pennsylvania RR rail car headed to NYC but the final destination was London. (Actually there were 163 cars in that shipment.)
These are what were shipped
Studebakers on the ship headed for London
On September 13, 1945 Pontiac began producing cars again after WWII. Well sort of. From 1946 to 1948, all Pontiac models were essentially 1942 models with minor changes – like interior and bright-work. The next “all new” Pontiac was the 1949 model.
Looks a like the the ’42 model you say? Yup.
Thanks for reading.
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1948 Tucker Torpedo, ahead of its time….. http://t.co/U0wH1KLAJq
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As promised we are going to take closer look at the Golden Hawk Gran Turismo (GT).
I really like the Golden Hawk it has very cool lines.
I love the roof line and I live the molding on the pillar, just above the quarter panel.
I love the ‘muted’ fins…there but not huge…The tail lights are great looking as is the slope of the trunk lid.
Love the curve of the fender that are topped with Chrome,
The Gran Trisumo emblem it spectacular and I like the unique placement. Notice the Studebaker emblem on the mirror.
I love the way the fenders end in a single headlight. The grill…well….I wouldn’t have done. What I do like about the front end are the vents that end in signal lights.
I like indications of a hood scope and the taper for the hood. I especially like the way the top fender molding has a slight curve and tapers at the end, above the headlight. The vent on the front fender is very cool old school!!!
Last but not least….I would not have those wheels on it…I’d rather have steel wheels and poverty hub cabs.
These are two beautiful cars. But I’ve been to a couple Goodguy events and I will tell you I just don’t know how they’d pick just one or two as winners…I’d only be able to pair it down to 20 or so!!!! I’d enclose these two as well.
Troino Custom…great looking.
This should get ya from point A to point B
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