There were some interesting things done with interior restorations and decorations.


The Avanti has long been my dream car.

Once upon a time when the 2nd generation Avanti was available in the early 80s, I mentioned to Jim that I'd like one for Christmas.

He got me a poster.

I did get a ride in one of the originals owned by a church friend. Sigh.

Subaru Interior

The interior of the Subaru BRZ. That's a lot of attitude for a Subaru.

My first Outback had a 6-speed manual. I was disappointed when I bought my current 2015 to find that Subaru no longer markets manual transmissions in the US. Even this sporty model has an automatic.


This ramblin' wreck has probably been boasting this sticker since the 60s.

After market AC

Hmm. A Chrysler air conditioner retrofitted into a Ford?

Nice dash design though. Of course the dash clock doesn't work. They never did. The first car I had with a clock that actually worked was our 1984 Audi. Even it was idiosyncratic. It worked well for several years, stopped for a couple of years, then spontaneously restarted to keep perfect time for the rest of the many years we owned that car.

Dang, I miss that Audi!

Head out on the Highway

The classic luggage and coolers were a nice touch decorating this station wagon.

Right-hand Drive

This Austin Mini had its original right-hand drive.

There were only a few imports in the show. There was a Morris Minor, but it had left-hand drive. The Subaru above. A smattering of Hondas. A Karmann Ghia, by all that's holy!

The Mini's engine compartment prominently displayed a label that warned: "This vehicle is wired to negative earth." I had not realized that positive ground was common at one time -- perhaps at the time that the car was made -- so this would have been a critical notice.

Betty Boop

Betty Boop was a common sight at the show, but this gentleman had by far the largest collection. He said there were many more where these came from.

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