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Friday, July 18, 2008

Poochies Car Show

Tonight was one of Poochies (a hot dog stand in Skokie) car show nights.  We all went, had dinner at Poochies, and then sat in chairs by our car and watched the people go by.

There is a lot of interest in these old sedans, and about half the people who came by were encouraging me to not paint the car.  Hmm.  As you know from the pictures, the car is severely sunburned.  So I figured it was a given that I should paint it sometime.  But there seems to be a lot of interest in this car as a “survivor” – basically a last remaining, unrestored factory orginal.  It certainly is rare – trying to find another one (as a donor for spare parts) has been futile since only 2-3 have listed on eBay in the last year.

I’m still thinking it over.

The other half want me to paint it cherry red or baby blue.  Hrm.  But everyone agrees, the push-button transmission is cool.

So, a fun time was had by all tonight.  No pics (they wouldn’t look any different than the last ones I posted, since I haven’t done anything yet except put the Illinois plates on it.)

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 9:08 pm  

Thursday, June 19, 2008

1963 Chrysler Newport – Before Pics

Here they are – before pics.  Any resemblance to Christine is purely coincidental.  We named it “Behemouth”.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 8:54 pm  

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My Project

As some of you know, and now everyone does: last year I bought a project car, a 1963 Chrysler Newport sedan.  It needs body work and a new power steering pump.  We’re (Aaron and I) going to work on it in our “spare” time.

You might see posts here about our progress.  It’ll be slow to start out, but grow as time passes.  Keep an eye on the new “Vintage Car” category if you want to see the latest of what’s going on.   And of course, pictures soon.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 11:43 pm  

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