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Holiday Snaps

Post by dv8v8 on Sat 07 May 2016, 9:16 pm

just spent 6 weeks in California and took some pics of a few car events

the first one I visited was at Knights Ferry

























Next was a visit to the Blackhawk Museum, this was not what I expected, there were about 40 cars and each and every one was very expensive and perfectly restored

most of the cars in this museum were European and this T bird looked out of place especially as it seemed to be a custom, it did look great and appeared to have some part from a mustang (especially around the rear window and rear end ( couldn't get pics) but upon reading the info sheet this is a prototype and the production models were not quite the same


this rolls was built to the owners specs, yup that's purple paint and a pink ragtop!


im not even sure what this one is (lancia I think) but it sure was weird looking


this one is an Isso Griffo and I do know a little about it, these were an Italian built sports car that came out with a chev engine, early ones had a 327 and later ones had a 427 with a rather odd looking bonnet scoop I like the look of the 327 ones better, the Griffo was considered to be perfectly balanced wich made it handle extremely well, better than most Italian sports cars, only @500 were made over a 10 year period and each one was pretty much hand made, they were prone to rust and now are kinda rare, if I could afford one this would be the car I would like to drive around in, the one in these pics is not one of the regular production models and I was puzzled by some of the details (like the vent in the middle of the bonnet, but according to the info sheet this is the prototype, I liked this one that's why there a few pics!









found this by the side of the road in the foothills of the sierra Nevada mountains



these were on the side of the highway in Auburn


next was a car show in Modesto these two were parked outside




and there were plenty of nice ones in the show also


































this one appears to be all original and was driven to the show !


found this one interesting, 65 Pontiac wagon that looked to be original, had a 389


this was under the bonnet, looked like a soft drink bottle but its washer fluid, I remember some one posting pics of a kit that had one of these and there was some discussion on what it was ......now I know


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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Sat 07 May 2016, 9:39 pm

Some absolutely awesome vehicles to be seen.
The Italian "Griffo" kind of reminded me of Corvette?....
And the last pic!!! Who would sell a complete fire truck??? only in America I guess.

Great pictures dv8 mate... thanks for sharing. twothumbsup
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Post by allan on Mon 09 May 2016, 7:08 pm

WOW some great ones there Thanks for sharing them A+
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Post by 70cudatj on Mon 09 May 2016, 8:27 pm

Always cool to see a photo report of a car show or museum, no matter where it is, thanks mate bigthumbsup
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Post by scummy on Tue 10 May 2016, 7:09 pm

Great photo's mate , thanks for showing them .
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Post by Paul on Tue 10 May 2016, 7:12 pm

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