For your viewing pleasure, we now have a new category here at CC: Car Show Classics. While I have used the this designation in the past for my walk-and-talk car show ramblings, it is now also going to be used for writeups on interesting cars on display–in contrast to true Curbside Classics, which are found “on the fly.” So, in an opening volley, I have found our very first car show classic, running first thing tomorrow. These articles can be quite like our Curbside Classic posts, but can also be more Capsule-like: short and sweet. So without any further ado, please identify tomorrow’s car. Hint: it is blue.
The Datsun eluded any correct guesses. Let’s see who can get this one.
’65 Studebaker Cruiser
I say it’s a 1964 Studebaker, NOT a ’65. I’m not sure that the ’65s had the appliqué between the taillamps.
Caution: Sharp Edges.
1967 Chrysler Newport
I offered to cover some of the Carlisle car shows (since I live there) but was dissuaded because a car at a show is not exactly a “curbside” classic. Now that you guys have opened up the criteria a bit I’ll have my camera ready next year. I should have quite the flood of pictures for you guys.
To hell with Carlisle. Save your time and go to Hershey. You’ll have a much wider range of stuff to shoot, and won’t be tempted on wasting lots of memory on 60’s muscle cars.
Good move, Paul. Satisfies all of us.
66 Coronet if Its Not The Studebaker Which Had No trunk lines? Cruiser? 66 wagon maybe didnt have the black out on the top of taillight
Dr. Lemming, where are you?
“Definitely a 1964 Studebaker Cruiser.”
“Looks more like a 1964 Studebaker Cruiser to me.”
“A 1964 Studebaker Cruiser. Definitely.”
Now we actually have a 1964 Studebaker Cruiser. Is this some sort of coincidence?
This is a remarkably obscure photograph. There are very few three-box American designs with a flat rear window and a trunk line tucked up against the fender.
Could it be that what we have here is that rarest of beasts . . . the 1964 DeSoto “Request” showcar?