My friend Darrell gave me a free ticket and VIP parking pass to the annual Tucson Classics Car Show, so I spent a happy morning mooning over beautiful metal.
Car shows and auctions these days are dominated by 1970s muscle cars (this one was no exception), but I’m interested in older, stock cars, the kind I used to see on the road when I was a kid in the 1950s, and I’m particularly attracted to the orphan brands: Nashes, Kaisers, Packards, Hudsons, Studebakers, and so on. Alas, the only Studebakers were Avantis, the only Nash was a Nash-Healey, and the sole Kaiser was a Darrin. I was hoping for Champions, Ambassadors, and Manhattans. But by God I saw a Terraplane, and you don’t see many of those!
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