For the 15th time, around 600 classic American rides were present at this yearly car show, held in the south of the Netherlands. As usual, there was a grand collection of Corvettes, Camaros, Firebirds and unavoidable Mustangs (the Opel Kadett, gen A to E, among the US classics over here). But today and in the second instalment, you’ll only see them in the background. There were simply too much other cool motor cars on display.
The show was held on September 4, a warm and sunny Sunday. Now let’s hit the withered grass.
1979 Lincoln Continental, barely fitting in the Dutch Province of Limburg when pointing its engine room west or east.
1978 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.
1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible.
1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe.
1973 Ford Ranchero 500.
1961 Buick Special Deluxe station wagon.
1968 Dodge Dart GTS convertible.
1975 Chevrolet Suburban.
1965 Buick Special.
1977 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.
1967 Imperial Crown coupe.
1969 Jeep CJ-6, powered by the four-cylinder Hurricane engine.
1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V.
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu station wagon.
1978 Chevrolet K5 Blazer with GMC grille treatment and some period correct patina.
1953 Pontiac Chieftain.
1972 Plymouth Fury Gran Sedan (that’s the four-door hardtop). A land yacht if ever there was one.
1974 Chevrolet Impala station wagon, registered as a (former) hearse. It was imported as a new vehicle, with its first date of registration in the Netherlands. Station wagons made by GM were the obligatory coffin carriers here for decades at a stretch. The Impala’s wheels and two-tone paint job must be post-mortem modifications.
1946 Dodge D25 Special Deluxe Sedan, basically a Plymouth P15 with a Dodge face.
Wonderful, this 1948 Packard Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan.
1966 Pontiac LeMans.
1968 Cadillac DeVille convertible.
1984 Chevrolet Impala with what seems to be the grille of the contemporary Caprice Classic (correct me if I’m wrong).
What a pleasant surprise, a 1963 Rambler American 440-H by AMC. The top model, with a steel roof that mimics the looks of a closed convertible top.
1972 Buick Riviera.
1972 Ford F-100.
1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III.
1967 Pontiac GTO with a tiger in its
1966 Imperial Crown four-door hardtop.
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible.
1977 Buick Electra.
From Germany, a 1966 Chrysler New Yorker four-door hardtop.
That’s it for now, see you soon for a second walk around the field.