Today we bring you the second half of the WACC show, which was equally filled with as much automotive wow as the first half…
… and although it is only early March, my Christmas list is already filling up quickly, and it includes this stunning 1961 Plymouth Fury!
This Fury had a fun story to share with show goers: “I’ve traveled 47,400 original miles. I was born in Iowa and came to California 14 years ago.
I currently reside with my 3rd owner in San Gabriel. I’m powered by a poly head 318 Ci V8 and push button trans.
I was the Edsel of Plymouth, but have survived long enough to be looked upon as cool.
My body is adorned with 46 separate pieces of polished stainless trim and another 20 pieces of chrome.
I’m shod with 14″ Cragars and BF Goodrich wide whites. P.S. Yes, that’s my original steering wheel.”
We just couldn’t get enough of this fiery little Fury. This is the hipster car that is so cool, it doesn’t even realize that it is a hipster!
There were many more sleek beauties to be seen, like this extra-long Caddy.
Not often spotted at car shows, we were delighted to find this ’52 Kaiser “Henry J” Corsair Deluxe, which is one of only 46 known to remain.
Fittingly, it sat right next to this ’51 Kaiser Deluxe. Both cars sported interesting facts about themselves in their windows, including a tip on how to know a Kaiser when you see one – “you can spot a Kaiser on the road by its heard dipped windshield and rear window.”
It’s no secret that we love Corvairs, and this one, owned by Ralph Vincent, has to be one of our new show favorites!
Don’t miss the touch of whimsy hiding near the floor – the classic foot pedal. A close friend of mine drove a ’63 Nova wagon all through high school and it featured this exact pedal, which I gave him for his 16th birthday. The perfect gift from one car nut to another, no?
This sleek white Spyder interior was trimmed in the just the right shade of blue to match the paint color. Genius!
The engine compartment was just as clean and eye-catching as the rest of the car.
“Magic-Mirror” Acrylic Lacquer? We agree. There’s quite a bit of magic going on with this Corvair, and it’s more than just the paint!
One of our favorite parts of the show? Talkin’ shop with Ralph, who is just as nuts about classic cars (and Corvairs) as we are.
What a treat to find this 1910 Overland Model 42 Touring car, owned by John and Cheryl Mamifor of La Habra, Ca.
Hey, who’s the lucky tot who gets to ride around in this serious piece of automotive history? We bet this kid has the coolest rep in town – who else pulls up to the playground in a 1910 touring car?
Yup, you guessed it. If Corvairs of any type are at the show, we’re gonna find ’em, like this little red Corsa…
… and this glittering gold ’65 Monza, owned by Bong Hung of Hacienda Heights, Ca. When I was taking snaps of this one, I had a chance to quickly chat with the kid who gets to ride in this car. Needless to say, he LOVES it.
Hooray for this pint-sized yet powerful Datsun convertible that made it out to the show!
We have to admit, we’re head-over-sneakers for cab-overs, like this ’38 Ford, which features a custom ’32 bumper, ’41 grille, and ’27 headlight (all Ford, of course!).
What better way to end our show coverage than with this 1913 Ford Model T Speedster, owned by Philip Reed?
My favorite part of vintage speedsters like these? It’s hard to pick, but I think it would have to be the small circular windshields. There’s just a charm about them that makes me smile each time I see one. Of course, then I immediately wonder how the passenger feels – although there’s only a bit of glass for the driver, the guy right next to him gets none at all. Driving goggles, anyone?
Wouldn’t this be one of the most ultimate street spots? Phil is local to us, his business is located right here in Santa Fe Springs, Ca., so we might just be lucky enough to see him on the streets one of these days!
With just three short years under its belt, the young Whittier Area Classic Car show certainly pulls a stellar set of cars, reminiscent of a show with many more years of experience. What will next year bring? We can’t wait to find out!