Saturday, August 20, 2022

Epic Cars and Coffee Part II

In Part I we looked at one of the garages at the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center, so let's step over to garage number two!

I liked these vents in the hood of this car. Plus you can see the windshield wipers meet in the middle, and are mounted on their outside. 1957 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham.

This Studebaker was designed by Raymond Loewy. If you don't recognize the name, he designed a TON of items and logos, from trains to cars, logos for Shell, Lucky Strike, and a LOT more. Our tour guide gave us a great background on Mr. Loewy. You should look him up.

More Studebaker design, the swoop in the door.

Studebaker wheel cover, unique.

Another awesome car, the Morgan roadster. Here you can see the large fold-down wind screen, AND the two smaller rounded windscreens!

The Studebaker has a V8

This Ford also has a V8

Another detail I liked on the Ford was the curving driver side mirror arm. There's something you don't see every day!

Ford with a rumble seat in the back

Morgan interior

Packard interior

1958 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, that was a great year!

1957 may not have been the era of aerodynamic design, but the chrome, grill, fins, and etc. definitely sticks in your memory.

1946 Chrysler Town and Country. No, they don't make 'em like that anymore!

Did I mention the fins?

1940 Lincoln Continental convertible

1964 Lincoln Continental, complete with the reverse opening rear "suicide" door.

Kaiser Darrin. One of less than 500 built, this model was the 2nd fiberglass body car in the USA, after the Corvette. The two doors slide forward into the body to open.

ASC McLaren. No connection to the McLaren of Formula 1 fame, these were modified Ford Mustangs.

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