Monday, January 29, 2018

Wheels With Attitude (1)

Wheels With Attitude in Dannevirke was a huge success again this year with what appeared to be even more vehicles than previous years. Any vehicle is eligible. Just pay $2.00 and you can display it.
I followed this 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook for a while on the way to the event.
It was cruising effortlessly at the open road speed limit.

Ford's Escorts were desirable little cars when I was a young driver. This one is a 1600 from 1979.

This 1972 Holden Monaro may have the small 253cid V8, but is still a very desirable car.

1931 Ford Model A sedan looks good with later model Ford wheels which allows the fitment of wider tyres.

1966 Pontiac Tempest 327cid.

351 cubic inches power this 1977 Ford Falcon Ute.

Essex was owned by Hudson by the time this one was built in 1928

1967 Ford Mustang convertible has beautiful paint and a 289cid power plant. 

2009 Chev Corvette C6 is supercharged

1971 Ford Torino GT has a rather ominous look.

1967 Buick Riviera is a big car.

In 1973 when this Mitsubishi GTO was built it was very desirable, but I couldn't afford one.
Now there are so few of them left that I still can't afford one.

I've never been enthused by the Fox body Mustangs, but somehow the bright yellow paint on this 1983 model appeals.

Great to see an Escort van.
They used to be everywhere, but with their lack of good rust protection and the abusive use that many of them were subjected too, they literally disappeared.
This 1977 model has the 1300cc engine.

This 1973 Volkswagen 1600TLE and its siblings are quite nice cars to drive, but with engine jammed in under the floor at the back, maintenance isn't always easy.

1963 International AB120.

This 1951 Ford F5 was imported from the US along with a Chevrolet chassis, which it was then adapted to fit.

Wheels With Attitude isn't just limited to cars.

The 1947 Studebaker Champion with its divide front and rear screens, was quite an advanced design for its day.

The C3 Corvettes are my favourites. This one from 1982 would have been one of the last of this body style.

1 comment:

nzcarnerd said...

Hi, all small nit pick re the Pontiac Tempest and its '327' engine. It is actually 326, which was a small bore version of the contemporary Pontiac 389/400 engine. Pontiac only ever made one size of V8 block so the various displacement versions just had different bores and strokes. This was unlike the other GM divisions, which made V8 engines with different size blocks.