Wood Dale Cruise Night 8-01-2013

Great weather contributed once again to an overflow turnout at Georgetown Square. Flashback 50s DJ Tony spun the oldies (click ‘Listen to Oldies’ in the sidebar for a sample of the kind of music he played).

1955 Crown Victoria

1955 Crown Victoria

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.

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1951 Olds

1951 Olds

Clock

Clock

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.

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