This gallery contains images and descriptions of club members cars.
Restored 53 Olds Super 88. It's very lightly equipped, having only the barest of accessories. This also means it has a three-on-the-tree manual transmission. It's much like the cars Oldsmobile raced successfully that year, which runs counter to what one might expect from a car bought originally by a 73-year-old lady. The Olds earned its Grand National award last year at Shelbyville, TN.
Here it is being unloaded after traveling all the way from Washington State in January, 2012. This car has the 331 ci Hemi coupled to the 4-speed semi-automatic "Wait-And-Clunk" transmission. It is equipped with an after-market gadget that allows kick-downs by merely pressing a button on the end of the shift lever. Using the standard method of kick-down by flooring the gas pedal results in a violent burst of power that makes the rear tires chirp.
My 55 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer has the 270 ci 193 hp hemi engine mated to a Powerflite automatic. It's a low mileage car from New Mexico. While rust-free, the hot dry climate there destroyed body seals and window channels. Tending to other projects has delayed work on this very nice car.
Both of these cars were formerly owned by my now deceased brother in law Roy McClanahan in Charlottesville, Va Roy and I grew up together and messed around with cars from age 16 years old. We both worked on the restoration of the 36 when we in our 20s but it was never completed until I bought it from his estate.
The 66 Hertz Shelby was bought by Roy in 1970 and after many years of my pestering him he finally sold it to me in 1988. I have since dune a cosmetic restoration on it, not wanting to take away anything original by doing a complete restoration. I do miss my horse trading days with Roy and I hope he's looking down now and saying "Good Job Oz"
1939 Chevy Bus. it's a family heirloom and has been in the family since 1949. We used it as an RV back way before I was born until 1986 when it was used as the team bus in the movie "Hoosiers."I hope to see it more involved in shows/parades soon!
Bought the Mustang from my older son in 1984 and restored it from the ground up over the next 18 years. It was featured in Mustang Monthly in September 2008 Article I did about 70 percent of the restoration work and farmed out the major bodywork and painting and engine/transmission rebuilding.