Berwyn 7-2-2013

 

1954 Ford

1954 Ford

Showcase Classics emceed Berwyn’s Cruise Night and played the oldies; for a sampler, click here. They also chose the awards. Two cars I wanted to find more about were a 1954 Ford Customline and a 1958 Edsel Corsair. I only found the Ford’s owner, Rick, so I have some details on this car.

Rick bought the Ford 7 years ago and it had been restored ‘original … plus’. The motor is a 6 cylinder with 223 cu. in. He had to replace the head and the intakes. He fabricated a dual exhaust and lowered it 3 inches. The mirrors were replaced and stashed in his toolbox. Restored upholstery is covered with blankets to protect it from his dogs and dirt. The paint is a factory two tone combination, Kilarney Green for the body and Highlander Green top.

1958 Edsel

1958 Edsel

Marshall’s Edsel is on my list to learn moreabout at Riverside next week as I saw the car there last month. Marshall has owned this 1958 Edsel since 1988. It had a frame-off restoration 25 years ago.

Photos

Music I heard at the event

  • Shout by The Isley Brothers
  • Bus Stop by The Hollies
  • Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers Band
  • Tequila by The Champs
  • (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
  • La Bamba by Richie Valens
  • Kicks by Paul Revere and The Raiders
  • Runaround Sue by Dion and the Belmonts
  • Little Bit O’ Soul by The Music Explosion
  • Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets
  • Love Is All Around Me by The Troggs










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