Great weather contributed once again to an overflow turnout at Georgetown Square. Flashback 50s DJ Tony spun the oldies (listen here for a few).
Tony bought this white 1955 Ford Crown Victoria with a bubble top in 2003; he’s only the second owner. The original owner was from Oak Park and his daughter sold to Tony because she knew he would properly care for the Crown Vic. It has a 292 cu in motor with a two barrel; the transmission is a two speed Ford-O-Matic. The daughter remembered this car only as solid white.
I met Jerry last year at Wood Dale with his 1951 Oldsmobile 88. A very unusual feature of this car is ‘Oldsmobile Car-Watch’, which was offered as an option only in 1951 and 1952. The company that made them, MAAR, went out of business. It is self-winding from the movement of steering wheel and can last about three days with no driving. Due to the placement of the clock, the turn signal lever had to be reshaped. An electric clock was available in these cars and when you ordered the self-winding clock, a compass was substituted in the dash for the electric timepiece.
My teaser photo gallery
Of many, Tony played these Oldies
- Little Darlin’ by The Diamonds
- Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry
- Chantilly Lace by The Big Bopper
- At The Hop by Danny and The Juniors
- Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows by Leslie Gore
- The Angels Listened In by The Crests
- Wake Up Little Suzie by The Everly Brothers
- Little Deuce Coupe by The Beach Boys