Car Show Outtakes: Mayfair Park Car Show Lakewood, CA.- Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Mayfair Park car show. The fun continues!

A ’56 Bel Air 210, a Ford Vicky ( I think ) of unknown vintage, a ’64 Chevelle 300 series, and a ’57 Chevy Nomad ( barely visible behind the Chevelle ) . In perusing these photos, I spotted an interesting and slightly freaky little detail. Take a good look at this ’56. Now look at the T-bucket in the cover photo and look at what’s behind it. What are the odds of THAT happening???

A first-generation Viper GTS coupe makes an appearance.

Part 1’s cover vehicles- a ’56 Bel Air 210, a ’55-’56 Chevy pickup, a ’33-’34 Ford three-window coupe, and a 1940 Ford coupe.

A peculiar assortment of customized PT Cruisers.

This gorgeous, bone-stock 1937 Buick caught my eye from clear across the park.

The heart of the beast. No idea what the specs are, but the add-on fuel pressure gauge is probably good idea.

One unusual detail on this Buford- the folding jump seat for an extra passenger.

The proud owner showing off his prize to interested attendees.

Off to the World’s Fair! Pack yer bags, Martha!

This lovely ’65 / ’66 Mustang was for sale. Very nice car, but the $35K asking price was waaay to steep in my opinion.

There’s a good reason for the stretched frame on this Ford street rod.

This hotrod sports a rather unusual power source- a 300 cubic inch inline 6-cylinder from a Ford truck.

A detailed spec sheet.

I almost missed this neat-o ’79-’81 Camaro Z28. I have no idea if it’s real or a clone, but it sure looks nice. The polished aluminum disc wheels were a very common and highly popular accessory back in this car’s heyday.

The Heartbeat Of America.

The Monster tach, aftermarket gauges, ratchet shifter, and deeply contoured buckets show that this car means business, despite the lack of a roll cage.

Despite their many shortcomings, the second-gen F-cars always get an A+ for style in my book.

A complete 180 from the Camaro was this little Crosley.

The power ( or lack thereof ) plant.

The interior.

This screaming yellow ‘Vette was a real show-stopper.

The Vette’s owner was nice enough to include this spec sheet, showing where all the money went.

I’m jealous. I wish MY engine were this clean.

The control room.

The intricate pinstriping is a nice touch.

I was totally diggin’ this Vega GT wagon.

As you can see, the four-cylinder aluminum tractor engine this car came with is long gone. Is this were my car, I definitely would have gone with some shorty headers instead of those heavy and restrictive cast iron manifolds.

GM cars get commonly bashed ( and rightfully so ) for their oppressively cheap and cheesy interiors. At least this one TRIES to look classy. It’s certainly better than my ’72 Ventura interior. I wish I knew what the huge rectangular hole in the dash was for.

This gorgeous ’59 Chevy Parkwood wagon is the Vega’s polar opposite in almost every way. Other than both being Chevrolet station wagons, no two cars could be more different.

This beautiful ( and rare ) 1970 Ford Torino GT convertible is a good stopping point for this chapter. On to part 3…