Additional Photos From The Day 1 Great American Mountain Rally Revival Recce – Reblog from Steve McKelvie

There are three additional photos that I want to share from the recce that Gary Hamilton & I did for Day 1 of the Great American Mountain Rally Revival.  We saw a number of interesting things during our recce and we did not stop to take pictures of them all or we would never have got anything done.  But I have included three additional photos in this post.

This Certainly Caught Our Eye

The above photo shows what I think is the front end of a 1953 or 1954 Chevy.  You don’t see cars parked like that very often.

What’s A New England Car Rally Without A Covered Bridge!

We will be passing through this covered bridge and there will be no “Pause 30” written into the General Requirements. (Only former Covered Bridge Rally competitors will understand that comment.)

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The Words On The Side Of The Barn Were Written…

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The 1957 Ford Ranchero Started A Trend

Great post from Steve McKelvie

This summer I attended a car show hosted by the Bristol County Rod Club.  I saw lots of interesting cars, one of which was a 1957 Ford Ranchero.  This was the first version of a car/truck style that continued for a few years and a couple of years later General Motors copied with their El Camino series.  Of course us North Americans take a back seat to the Australians who had been driving their “utes” long before the debut of the Ford Ranchero.

1957 Ford Ranchero

The Ford Ranchero was introduced in December 1956. The Ranchero was based on the standard full-sized Ford platform, specifically the 116-inch long utilitarian Courier sedan delivery Ford.  The Ranchero was essentially a Courier with an open, reinforced bed, its own unique rear window and integrated cab and cargo box.

The Ranchero was initially introduced with two trim levels – 66A “Pickup” and 66B “Custom”. …

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