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    Posted: 30-August-2016 at 10:37AM
Took these this past Monday, at the local car meet at Quaker Steak and Lube in Valley View Ohio.

68 Torino






64 Tbird



This beautiful Falcon, drop dead gorgeous paint...





71 Torino 500 w/302





My 75 Elite...



72 GTS






A 79 Granada (at least I think it was a 79).




That's all for now, not a bad turnout for Fords for such a small meet. Cheers.

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nice!Big smile
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Man, I am just loving that Elite in black! You just don't see black ones often.

Edited by Power Surge - 31-August-2016 at 12:19PM
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nice to see some big ugly bumper cars showin up at the local shows and cruises.
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

nice to see some big ugly bumper cars showin up at the local shows and cruises.


There were a lot of mid-late 70's stuff there, I just took the pics of the Fords but I saw more than a few disco-era Grand Prixs, Novas, etc., the stigma against post-73 cars is all but dead.
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Originally posted by Grokrok Grokrok wrote:

Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

nice to see some big ugly bumper cars showin up at the local shows and cruises.


There were a lot of mid-late 70's stuff there, I just took the pics of the Fords but I saw more than a few disco-era Grand Prixs, Novas, etc., the stigma against post-73 cars is all but dead.


Thats good to hear and see. I have always loved the "big ugly bumper" cars, regardless of make.
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I've been to a US Car meet in Hamburg last weekend and obviously was on the lookout for Torinos. Couldn't find any, but there was quite a nice Ranchero 460.
Note the bumper sticker, which is an old german sticker stating "I'm an energy saver" Big smile. I think you had those on your fridge here about 20-30 years ago Tongue



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Nice cars, thanks for sharing!
Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

Originally posted by Grokrok Grokrok wrote:

Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

nice to see some big ugly bumper cars showin up at the local shows and cruises.


There were a lot of mid-late 70's stuff there, I just took the pics of the Fords but I saw more than a few disco-era Grand Prixs, Novas, etc., the stigma against post-73 cars is all but dead.


Thats good to hear and see. I have always loved the "big ugly bumper" cars, regardless of make.
 
Agreed 100%.  I grew up with cars from this era and still like them to this day.
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All those cars were very nice. Those late 70's cars are becoming popular because thats what was out there when I grew up anyway. Tons and tons were scrapped just because they were NOT a Mustang, Camaro Cuda or anything popular. Now 40+ years later its hard to find parts or even the complete cars. Times have changed. The Model A and T restorers are gone. All the popular models are so far out of reach, so, whats left? The car shows tell the tale and those of us who like them are noticing. 

Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.  
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X2!! Yep that's what I grew up with too! 60's & 70's cars they have more style than 99% of the crappy new cars today!!!
And I don't foresee anyone in the future doing a frame off restoration on any prius or focus
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Yep, in the early-mid 80s we would grab the big-bumper cars (better suspension/brakes/interior, etc.) and swap in engines from late 60s rust-bucket muscle cars to make them go.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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I like stuff thats different and all those big bumper performance cars were rare when new, add 40 years and you never see a smog era performance car.
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Another weekend, another car meet - lots of hot rods and customs at this one. This was a "Cruisin' Times' meet at Baker's Square, Parma Hts Ohio.

If ya'll don't mind I'll keep posting pics from my local car meets in this thread.

First up, a couple Fords Model Ts;








A couple '72 Lotus Elites (I know, straying from the Fords...) I can only assume the interior of these things are based on some sort of Tardis technology, in order to fit a human in there.




Staying again - this time a Hemi Ramcharger. If Fords weren't so awesome I'd probably be a Mopar fanatic. Maybe.




A very clean Ranchero; couldn't find the owner so don't know what's under the hood.





A 68 Torino Fastback. Has a 460 in it now. Just love that profile.







A 66 Galaxie 500 - super clean.





A 66 Country Sedan; cool...





This beauty of a Ford pickup cruised by... it never parked so this was all I got of it.




A Ford rat rod, with some pos SBC in it.




There were a ton of Mustangs there. Not really a Mustang fan, so didn't take many pics of them.




A 75 Torino S&H clone; 351W under the hood.






This is how you slam a ride...




Not something you see too often at a car meet - 64 Econoline. Sorry but the old duffer just would not get out of the way...




These two came in as a pair;




Loved the graphics on this one;




Nice matte-black 2nd Gen. F100.




A lot of rods and customs at this meet...




A Fairlane (wanna say a 56), all original right down to the paint. Owner was telling me how back in the day, the National Parks would rent you a window AC unit, you would pick it up entering the park and return it at the other end, so you could tour the park in the comfort of AC. Man, we take so many things for granted today.





That Elite again, lol. Some Triumphs snuck in and parked beside me - made for an interesting contrast to say the least.




A 69 Opel GT with a blown big-block Chevy. Proof you can stuff anything into anything.





I'll be hitting another car meet this Sunday, so will keep adding pics to this thread until someone tells me to stop, lol.
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by all means, keep adding pics Big smile
wow, a lot of work went into that opel GT!
and that's not a hemi...IIRC it's a 426 max wedge with a cross ram
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

by all means, keep adding pics Big smile
wow, a lot of work went into that opel GT!
and that's not a hemi...IIRC it's a 426 max wedge with a cross ram

Johnny beat me to it... 426 max wedge with cross ram intake. And the rat rod was a BBC, not a SBC. Ya need to work on your non-ford engine ID  WinkBig smile
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Max wedge, I stand corrected. From now on it's either Ford or Not Ford.
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Originally posted by Grokrok Grokrok wrote:

Max wedge, I stand corrected. From now on it's either Ford or Not Ford.

You know we're just playin... 
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yeah don't sweat it! we're just trying to help Wink
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I should've put the smiley face after my post, but it's all good. Smile
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easiest way to spot a hemi... the monster valve covers with the spark plugs in the middleWink
700Hp 572 Hemi Custom Turn Key Stroker Crate Engine Mopar 426 Hemi Cuda CompleteBig smile
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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