GBMAFC 2015 Car Show – Sept. 12, 2015

It was cool and damp and then rainy, very rainy, but seventeen Model A’s attended our annual car show in Westminster, MD as part of Steam Show Days at the Carroll County Farm Museum. There were many tractors present, both gas and steam, along with steam-powered machinery exhibits, a flea market, and food vendors. Unfortunately, attendance was extremely light due to the weather but this allowed those who did venture out to spend lots of time going car to car and thoroughly inspecting the fleet of Model As in between periods of rain.

One GBMAFC car making its first appearance at a club event was Kim Jordan’s 1930 Sport Coupe. The car came from California where it was modified in the 1950s, the golden age of hot rodding. Modifications include a Winfield intake with downdraft carburetor, ’39 Willys distributor, ’35 Ford V8 wheels and horns, and gold paint with a white top, a popular custom color combination in those days. The car still displays its 1962 California license plates, the last year it was on the road prior to Kim purchasing it from the second owner who owned it from 1951-2013. Kim plans to restore the car while remaining true to its period-correct hot rod heritage.

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