Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1954 Chevy

I've got a love for old cars, and it's in my blood.  My grandfather, who was well known in the vintage luxury car scene, was the founder of the ACD Car Club (Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg) starting back in 1954.  I believe my respect for stock automobiles came from him. I remember being at a car show with my dad a few years ago, and there was a customized Cord. My dad said, "Your grandfather would have a heart attack if he saw this!" Although I can appreciate a good custom, I do prefer my cars in stock colors, interior, and not slammed to the ground (my husband and I always disagree on that one).  Luckily I met my husband who not only thinks about cars (probably) more than me, but knows everything on tearing one apart and putting it back together better than it was before.

 Since we sold our '61 Oldsmobile, I've been bugging him to find us a family car. I was hoping for one that us and our two boys could cruise around in, and gosh have I always dreamed of having a wagon!  Then, to my surprise, my husband gets us a 1954 Chevrolet Wagon. Not stock, and not completely custom, just like our marriage it's a good blend of our likings.  As soon as I saw it I knew a vintage dress was in my closet that would look perfect next to it, because girls need to match their cars right?  I purposely skipped the slip on the dress to show off some vintage under pieces. I don't think Grandpa would have liked that part, but I'm sure he'd be proud we are actively involved in the vintage car kulture.

<3 Tara

Meeting Jay Leno and Cord family only months after my grandfather passed

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