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Author Topic: Father's Day Car Show, St. Clair, Missouri, June 19, 2005 . . .  (Read 1022 times)
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« on: June 11, 2016, 11:59:58 PM »

Father's Day Car Show, St. Clair, Missouri .  .  .
June 19, 2005





My wife and I always enjoyed exploring the world around us.  Like the rest of us, work and graduate school obligations took up all the time we had available from Monday through Saturday.  Sunday would be set aside for hopping in the car and finding a new destination, sometimes with a purpose in mind, sometimes not.  On this Father's Day back in 2005, we headed 2 hours east to the town of St. Clair, Missouri to check out the annual Father's Day Car Show held at Orchard Park.  





Neither of us were familiar with the event, so we didn't know what to expect.  The show turned out to be quite impressive, and was extremely well attended.





I don't remember the details any more.  But a Silent Auction was part of the festivities.





There was also something called "barrel rides" available for the kids, which I had also never seen before.





I have no idea how many participants were there.  But this seemed like a pretty big show for the region.





We parked the car and headed toward the first row .  .  .
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 12:12:05 AM »

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS



I don't know if this was an authentic Z28 or not.  Either way, it was a really nice car.








1969 Ford Mustang






1957 Chevrolet Bel Air



In an era when so many of these cars are modified, it was nice to see one restored to original.  It may not have been a Power Pack car, or super rare Ram Jet fuelie car, but it was beautifully restored.








1955 Chevrolet 210



This Tri-Five Chevrolet was a modified mid-level 210 model.  I loved the green color and matching ghost flames !








1935 Ford Coupe



If I had to guess, I would call this a 5-window, 2-passenger Deluxe Coupe.  The 221 CID Flathead V8 makes 90 hp, a lot back in the day.








1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS convertible



This is another car that has been restored to original including the firewall markings and battery.








1969 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible



I love the color!  A total of 4,288 were made that year making this is a relatively rare car .  .  .
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 12:29:49 AM »

1981 Chevrolet Corvette



Love the 1981 Chevrolet Corvette !  I'll always be partial to these cars because I had one many years ago.





Unrestored 1920s Ford Truck



This would be the modern F-Series' great-grandpa.  But unlike the new trucks, little or no consideration was given to the idea of creature comforts in those days.








1957 Chevrolet Bel Air






1969 Plymouth Road Runner 383






1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk



This is a rare car, (one of 4,356 made that year).  The Golden Hawk was fitted with a supercharged version of Studebaker's 289 CID V8 that made 275 hp.








1964 Chevrolet Impala SS






1957 Ford Thunderbird



This car had an interesting story to tell, one that is made that much more interesting due to the fact that St. Clair, Missouri is located along Historic Route 66.  That would be an awesome road trip, especially in an old classic !








1963 Chevrolet Corvette






1965 Plymouth Valiant 200 convertible



This is actually quite a rare car, (one of 2,769 produced that year).





1969 Pontiac Catalina convertible



Another somewhat rare car, (one of 5,436 made that year).  Howdy Ellenberger had one in his museum in Altoona when I worked there.  I used to drive it around the museum grounds.  This was another beautifully restored car, and one of my favorite on that day .  .  .


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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 01:01:11 AM »

1965 Chevrolet Malibu






1964 Buick Riviera



This generation Buick Riviera has always been a favorite of mine.  This particular car was absolutely beautiful !





This was another of my favorites from that day.








1965 Ford Mustang convertible






1952 Studebaker






1969 Ford Mustang Mach I, 351-4V



This car has been extensively documented with a Marti Report, and is one of one produced with this specific combination of options in 1969.








1972 Dodge Challenger R/T






1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454



An original SS454/4-speed car is quite rare. 





Chevellestuff.net says 5,333 Chevelles and El Caminos were produced with both RPO Z15 (SS package) and RPO LS5 (454 CID V8) .  .  .


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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 02:34:44 PM »

1962 Cadillac Series 62



Another of my favorites, as you may have already guessed.  I'm going to call this a 4-window sedan.  Power comes from Cadillac's 390 CID V8 that makes 325 hp.  





The display with the car was very well done and full of period correct items.  The whole car was beautiful.








1968 Oldsmobile Toronado w/ 69k original miles






A pair of early '70s Mopars



The red car is a 1972-74 Dodge Challenger, and the blue car is a 1972-74 Plymouth Barracuda.





1964 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible






1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396






1965 Lincoln Continental



One of my all-time favorites !





This car was in great condition.  It looked more like an original survivor as opposed to a restored car.





This was another of my favorites from that day .  .  .


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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 03:04:32 PM »

1965 Oldsmobile 442






1965 Plymouth Sport Fury convertible



This is a relatively rare car being one of 6,272 produced that year.





1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS (L), and 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova (R)



I don't know if these two were owned by the same person.  But it could have been possible considering the almost identical paint on both cars.





1949 Plymouth






1977 Chevrolet Corvette






1985 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z



It's hard for me to grasp the fact that a car that I clearly remember seeing in the showrooms back in the day is now a 30 year old collector car.





1964 Ford Galaxie 500



This car was displayed with a few period correct items such as the drive-in movie speaker, Lake pipes, and fender skirts.





1973 Chevrolet Camaro SS350






1970 Dodge Charger 500



This car has a 4bbl 440 CID V8 even though it was not a factory option in 1970.  The 500 model was available with either the 318, 383, or 426 Hemi, but not the 440 for whatever reason.








1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396






1973 Plymouth 'Cuda 340
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 05:48:18 PM »

1969 Dodge Charger, 426 Hemi



This was an extremely rare and flawlessly restored car !  The mighty Hemi was installed in 432 Charger R/Ts in 1969.








Of that number, a mere 207 cars were equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission.








1974 Chevrolet Corvette






1968 Chevrolet Camaro






1964 Pontiac GTO



The inaugural year of the Pontiac GTO saw 32,405 cars produced in three body styles, (coupe, sedan, and convertible).  A total of 8,245 cars were equipped with the 348 hp 389 CID "Tri-Power" V8, or roughly 25%.  Extrapolating that figure to the 6,644 convertibles produced that year gives a rough estimate of around 1,690 Tri-Power convertibles produced.  So this car is quite rare.








1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo convertible



This is a very unusual car in the sense that Chevrolet never offered a Monte Carlo convertible.  Sales literature mentioned it, a style number was assigned (13867), and owner's manuals contained instructions for operating the convertible top.  The only thing missing was the car, itself.  None were produced at the factory.  The aftermarket later stepped in and created what would have been a beautiful car to have in the showrooms back in the day.  A Monte Carlo SS454 convertible would have been even more unusual.  The Monte Carlo SS454 (RPO Z20) was available in 1970 & 1971.  Power came from Chevrolet's RPO LS5 454 CID V8 that made 360 hp.  A total of 3,823 were produced in 1970 with an additional 1,919 produced in 1971. 





I look at it and think, "Oh what could have been .  .  ."
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1982 Chevrolet Corvette



This was the last year for this legendary 3-year C3 body styling trend, (as well as the last year for the C3 altogether).  This was also the beginning of an upward trend in terms of horsepower.  After a decade of dropping numbers during the 1970s Dark Ages and dismal 1980 model year, the "Cross-Fire" fuel injected 'Vette made 200 hp.





1951 Chevrolet



The upgrade trim and lack of a fastback roof makes me think this is a Styleline Deluxe model.





1969 Plymouth Road Runner, 426 Hemi



This is documented Hemi Road Runner with 28k original miles ! 





As expected, this is an extremely rare car !  Plymouth produced 162 RM21 Coupes with the Hemi/automatic transmission combination in 1969.





The 426 Hemi engine added $813.45 to the price of the car.  This may not seem like a lot today.  But in 1969, that was close to 1/3 of the price of the car.








1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS



Camaros built at the Norwood, Ohio assembly plant featured "X" codes on the cowl tag that identified the presence of SS or Z28 equipment.  This car's cowl tag lists "X33" which indicates a Z28 equipped with either the Z22 Rally Sport package (this car), or the Z21 Style Trim package.





1956 Ford Thunderbird



The peculiarly shaped air cleaner indicates the presence of two 4bbl carburetors and the P-Code 312 CID V8 that made 260 hp.  The dual-quads were a dealer installed option that appeared late in the model year.





1978 Pontiac Trans Am



I don't remember what engine this car actually had.  But for 1978, the "T/A 6.6" decal on the side of the hood scoop was supposed to indicate the Pontiac-derived RPO W72 400 CID V8 that made 220 hp.





1979 Chevrolet Corvette



This was a beautiful award winning car !





In Corvette circles, an NCRS (National Corvette Restorers Society), Top Flight Award is a very big deal.  And this car looked the part both inside and out.








I want to thank everyone for reading along, and hoped you enjoyed the show .  .  .
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