These photos actually date from a car show I attended in 1982, but for the sake of the series, let's just call it 1980! This is the famous "checkmark" side trim from the 1956 Ford Sunliner convertible. My parent's was pink and black so I colorized this photo to match. All images clickable to enlarge.
I've been fascinated with Studebaker, Raymond Loewy and Virgil Exner since I was a child. I've been studying the history of cars since I learned how to read.
An early post-war Oldsmobile, a 1947. The downward turning chrome grille bars formed a frown, but I've always thought they were very artistically styled. Notice how the turn signals are beautifully incorporated into the bumper guards.
I don't think anyone will need a genie or three guesses to figure out which car is hiding under this cover.
The twin-cowled fully instrumented dashboard of the first Corvette series, the '53-'55 models. Symmetry ruled the day.
The Super Deluxe script nameplate on the front of a 1941 Ford. The angled chrome letters are a perfectly placed accent.
This simple italicized nameplate appears on the equally simple slab sides of the 1958-60 Rambler American.
A detail shot of part of the dashboard of a late 1920s Packard. Quality, always!
- For the first six installments of these car show photos, you may click on "Car shows" in the list of Labels on the right side of this blog, or you may simply click here.