by Stephen Beals
Here are a few pix from the Classic Car Show in downtown Seneca Falls. The show runs until 3pm Sunday afternoon.
We’ll start the car show tour with a car dear to my heart, because my first car was the same color, year, make and model. The only difference is, mine was a convertible. Someone told me the car I paid $275 for in 1969 would be worth something on the order of $35K in not-so-great condition. I saw a restored green convertible for sale online for $57K.
This one, owned by Lloyd Shisler, appears to be in great shape. But we weren’t shopping, and doubt he was selling.
For a complete plunge into the 50′s, it’s hard to beat the combination of a ’57 Pontiac Star Chief pulling a Chris Craft outboard of the same vintage. The display is complete with a quartet of suitable attired manequins portraying a couple in the back seat enjoying a drive-in dinner (complete with a vintage speaker hanging from the window), a roller-skating waitress (appropriately named Babs), and, of course, someone to drive the boat. The car is owned by Dick and Becky Ameigh.
If you happen to be looking for a vintage car, this ’55 Dodge Coronet is for sale.
There are plenty of Thunderbirds to look at for T-Bird fans, including this 1957 model owned by Dick and Jeanne Giovannini.
A rare 1934 Huppmobile owned by Joe Marina includes an elaborate sunburst decorative leather treatment on the doors. Hear, the owner shows off this feature to one of the car show visitors.
Not all the cars in the show are restored to original condition, as illustrated by this transformed ’23 Ford model T owned by George Giabak.