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May 21, 2001 (2:43 pm)
kinley, never have I heard of or seen a 1954 Crown Victoria and I've been around a lot of Fords.
I'm also thinking it would be hard to make a Micky Mouse one.
#15 of 23 andre: It's possible it is a Crestline, however
May 21, 2001 (8:55 pm)
wasn't the chrome word "Crestliner" w/o "Victoria"? I saw a hodge podge of shiny old cars in all shapes and condition and at my age it's possible to be confused. My first memory of a Crestliner was the 51 Ford 2 Door Sedan with a "C" shaped chrome strip on the sides. They were usually puke yellow with black insert.
May 22, 2001 (6:20 am)
In the early '50's Ford used the term "Victoria" to refer to 2 door hardtops. In a similar vein Buick referred to it's hardtops,2 doors as well as 4 doors, as "Rivieras".
May 22, 2001 (8:01 am)
The only crestliners that I remember are the 1951's. And I do remember that color combo.
These came with a vinyl top too. Probably the first of these. Very unusual cars!
May 22, 2001 (11:19 am)
I think in '54, Crestline was the name given to the top of the line Ford, the middle line was Customline and the bottom line was Mainline. I guess they must of liked ending any name with "line".
#19 of 23 I returned my invitation
May 22, 2001 (2:55 pm)
to this year's Chattanooga (TN) British Car Show with a blazing letter of criticism. We took my son's 1973 Jensen Healey to the show--trailered it the 140 miles down there because we didn't want our eyeballs and teeth to jiggle all the way down. We arrived, checked in, stopped for the "Show Photo" and picked up our goodie bag. Then, with two other JH's already in the show, they parked us back with the "open" class, which included a TVR, Aston Martin and a Daimler, I believe. When the judging began (popular vote) I realized the other two JH were in the JH class and I was in open. The organizer assured me that they would straighten it all out when the ballotting was done. We didn't stay for the awards that night and drove back home. The next week I got the news letter: the other two JH finished 1st and 2nd in the class (and honestly one was about as original as Pamela Anderson's _______- you know what I mean!). We were not mentioned--anywhere! Well, 4 months and 4 angry phone calls and 4 angry letters later, I was still shut out of the awards, didn't get my picture (which I pre-paid for), and worst of all, got no response from the club! Then they have the gall to send me an invitation!
There! That feels better now!
#20 of 23 Sebringjxi: Do you suppose
May 22, 2001 (7:29 pm)
the other two JH entrants were members of the club sponsoring the show & it was their turn to be awarded 1st & 2nd by all the other members of their club? Popular vote to me means only the entrants vote on the cars in the show. As an independent (non club) I have once taken Third. Usually, another club member does better in the balloting than the independent. As a non club member, I accept this practice while still having fun at the meet. After all, I can't change it.
May 23, 2001 (1:10 pm)
Well, they shouldn't even judge in a class that only has 2-3 cars in it. They should have all gone into the open class.
May 27, 2001 (8:54 am)
In case you are interested, this time of year the Triple X in Issaquah...end of Gilman Blvd, has a Saturday night cruise in.
I stopped by last night and walked around for a bit. Probably 30-40 cars including the NICEST black 57 Chevy Bel-Air 2 door hardtop, fuel injected that I have EVER seen!
Gets going good around 8.
#23 of 23 Isell: Thank you. Should be interesting fun. Maybe the 16th.
May 27, 2001 (9:32 am)