Monday, August 26, 2013


Here are more pictures from the Sensuous Steel Cars.
Mary had some fantastic shots of the details that make the cars what they are.
Here is a selection of grills.
 Nothing like the Bugatti horseshoe

 Henderson Motorcycle

 Yes, this is the front of the Chrysler Thunderbolt

There will be more details coming

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sensuous Steel Art Deco Automobiles

Cars on display at the Frist Museum in Nashville. All from the 20's to the 40's.
 1936 Delahaye 135 Figoni & Falascht Competition Coupe
 1937 Delahaye 135MS Roadster
 Jordan Speedway Ace (These guy's knew how to name cars)
 1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster
Edsel Ford had this one off built by the aviation group at Ford
and he drove it to work when the weather was good. 
The family still owns it.
 1940 Indian Chief
 1930 Henderson JK Streamliner. Take that Orange County.

 1930 Talbot-Lago T-150C-SS Teardrop Coupe
My favorite thats why there are two pictures.
 1929 Bugatti Type 46 Semi-Profile Coupe
 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe
 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Sport Coupe
 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6 Dubonnet "Xenia" Coupe
This is a huge car compared to the rest especially since it was a two seater.
 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Sedan
 1936 Stout Scarab. Yes it is.
 1938 Tatra T97
 1935 Chrysler Imperial Model C-2 Airflow Coupe
 1936 Cord 810 Beverly Sedan
 1937 Bugatti Type 57-C Cabriolet by Vanvooren
 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt
This was the last car in the collection and I forgot to get the info for it.
I will be posting more pictures  of the cars and details in the coming days.
Here is a link to more pictures at Mary's blog 
This runs through Sept. 15

Monday, July 18, 2011


My wife and her sister wanted to go to Shipshewana, IN to do some shopping.
 This is an Amish area in northeastern IN.
There was a Hudson museum in the town and I thought "How many Hudson's have the Amish owned?
Boy was I in for a surprise! It is an outstanding Museum.
The Hostetler Collection. Almost one of every year built.
From The first Hudson's a 1909 Model 20 
 A 1911 model 33 Speedster
 A 1917 race car
 1927 Firetruck
Hudson tried everything
 1928 Town Car. A little more upscale.
 A 1929 Mail truck. A little more utilitarian.
 A 1936 Rumble seat convertible Series 65. A little too yellow.
Yes Hudson raced NASCAR and won.
 Some of the cars were over restored but this one wasn't one of them.
A partial view of the collection

This 1928 Convertible tucked back in one corner just happened to be a winner of....

 It's class at the 2009 Pebble Beach!!!!!!
What a collection.