Custom Cruise Friday
The end of the year is an excellent time of reminiscing. One of the highlights of the Don Wheaton Blog this year has been the Custom Cruise Friday series. During the spring, summer and fall of 2015, people were gracious enough to show us their prized collection of classic cars and trucks. It was truly an honor to see these vehicles and learn about the stories behind them. We wanted to take a look back and choose a few that really stood out to the Don Wheaton staff. This was not an easy undertaking and, certainly, all of them deserve more than the recognition we are giving them in this post. We hope you enjoyed reading this series and look forward to bringing you more this spring.
Best associated anecdote
Dave Jeffares shared his 1947 Pontiac Special Deluxe with us back in May. This is truly one of those cars that is simply a work of art and really takes us back to the golden age of vehicle design. Jeffares volunteered his Pontiac to drive a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, as it turns out the car was a near identical clone to the one they drove to their honeymoon on the actual day of their wedding.
Biggest plot twist
The first look taken at the 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Holiday Coupe reveals a car that must have gone through the most extensive refurbishing process known to man. Everything about this car, owned by Bill Storr, is perfect. Not perfectly restored. Like being within arm’s length of this cars takes you back in time to 1958 the very minute it rolled off of an assembly line. The plot twist, that is basically the case. Storr bought the car from a couple in the U.S. who never drove it conditions that were less than 100 percent. Everything is original and Storr intends to keep it that way.
The Custom Cruise Friday Blog got off to quite a start with its first post. The 1964 Oldsmobile F-85, owned by Arlen Kublik might not be in perfect showroom condition. There may be some small imperfections found in the paint. But, more importantly, what remains clear is Kublik’s recollection of his grandfather owning the car for a long time. Simple maintenance and the desire to respectfully honor his grandfather have keep this wonderful sedan on the road for more than 50 years.
You can look for the Custom Cruise Friday blog to return after the new when we pick back up showing off winter’s-full of customized pickup trucks. This spring when the canvas covers come off the classic rides, they too will return to this space. Stay tuned.