Roselle Cruise Night 9-28-2012 post
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Another great night for cruisin’; just like the whole week.The Roselle Cruise Night season finale was jam packed and you couldn’t have asked for better weather. This was my first visit to Roselle and next season seems so far away. There was a band but they hadn’t started before I had to leave for a prior engagement, although I arrived in time for two hours of shooting.
This link is to my section of YouTube videos for the CD music we heard and my ‘teaser’ photo galley is here.
1956 Ford Crown Vic
Mid-50s cars draw me like ‘a moth to a flame’ so Tom’s 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria piqued my interest. With proper oldies musical accompaniment, I think this automobile is
suitable ideal for ‘time travel’.
Previously he had owned a maroon 1949 Ford two door and a red 1950 Ford. Although I’ve never been a ‘Ford man’,this kind of car could change my mind in a heartbeat. Only 9,000 Crown Victoria’s were made for 1956, only 27% of the 1955 production. The ‘Crown’ consists of a ‘stainless steel band’ from door post to door post on top of and underneath the roof. Tom bought it about 2004 from a dealership in Dallas where the car had been sitting for ten years; the entire fuel system was shot and needed to be replace. The motor is a 312 Y-block 8 cylinder and the transmission is a three speed with overdrive It’s a ‘driving car’ and Tom’s taken it to Minnesota (more than once), Door County and Kentucky. The biggest travel problem is leaving gas stations since there are always gawkers wanting to take pictures (I would too!).
1963 Buick Riviera
Jim was there when I arrived early and since my mother drove an early Riviera, I had to find out about this 1963 automobile. He bought it from a former Cadillac paint shop man in Wisconsin (originally sold in Seymour, Wi. as a silver car, the color of my mother’s Riviera but I’m not sure of the year of mom’s car. I do know she totaled it on an icy road in Nashville, Tennessee where no one knows how to negotiate Wintry streets).
two door handles
This car has a 401 motor (with 4 barrel carburetor) and the color is a Cadillac white. Jim’s first car ever was a ’57 Pontiac so later he bought another one, which he rotates to shows with the Riviera. There are two door handles on the doors, one also for rear seat passengers.
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Music played at the event from CDs
- Angels From Above by Rosie
- Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats
- Ain’t Too Proud To Beg by The Temptations
- Suspicion by Terry Stafford
- Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley
- Hello Mary Lou by Ricky Nelson
- Devil in Disguise by Elvis Presley
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