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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The "One Of My Favorite Pastimes: Part II - My Favorites #1" Story

It was an ordinary day.  Walking through the rows and rows of classic and antique cars at the 2016 Northeast Rotary Club Car Show in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  I stopped at a few of the cars and trucks to talk to the owners and ask a few questions about their car or truck and what they have done to the vehicle.  Following are four of the vehicles with a few photographs and information I found out about the vehicle.  I will feature four more in another story.  It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.


I just love the colors in the 1948 Studebaker pickup truck. You can see that the roof of the cab can be extended up above the rear deck and the windshield.
It has the Studebaker Street Rod engine in it.
The bed of the truck has been totally refinished with dark stained wood planks.  The rear gate is beautifully shaped and the rear bumper is molded into the body of the truck bed.  It carries a Pennsylvania plate.
Markings in the engine compartment show the Studebaker information and a Driver's Club logo. 
The interior is beautiful with plush upholstery using the colors of the exterior.

My second favorite is rather unique.  The owner is Jere High and he purchased this car as a kit from a company in England.  The car is an Ultima GTR which Jere told me took about six years to assemble and get street worthy.  The sticker on the window shows that it is a 2015 which I assume was the year he registered it.  It has an L53, 550 Horsepower engine.  The car's design is amazing with the gull-wing doors.  It only weighs 2100 pounds so I guess it really flies.
The cockpit can be seen to the left and the rear-mounted engine to the right.
Passenger compartment showing the dash gauges as well as the bucket seats and steering wheel.
The proud owner standing next to his car.
Interior seats with Ultima GTR logo.
This had more visitors than any other car in the show.  It is a 1928 Ford Dump Truck that is owned by Alan Kaufhold.
All of the animals are stuffed and not real.  Click on the photo so you can really appreciate the humor this owner has.
Different view from the front of the truck.  Looks like something from the Beverly Hillbillies.
Left side of the car showing more of the "decorations".
The bed of the dump truck can be seen to the right with the legs of some unfortunate fellow stuck under it.
This truck is more about the comedy than it is the truck.  I can't believe he actually drove it to the show.  I didn't ask if he trailered it, but my guess is that he did. No way this is street worthy.
This rather unique vehicle is a listed as a 1948 Chevrolet Suburban.  I didn't get the name of the owner.
I love the globe on the top of the van as well as all the logos on the doors.
The engine actually has a police hat on the carburetor.
The vehicle's license plate.



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