COASTERS CROSS CANADA TOUR 1954 MERCURY-HONEYMOON AND 40th ANNIVERSARY CAR
The Coasters Cross Canada tour is one of the classiest road trips in the world. It takes you back to a simpler era when a summer vacation was a huge event-not something expected and taken for granted.
There's a stylish, understated flair to this retro-journey in our modern, noisy 21st Century world. It's like bringing classic Sinatra to a Lady Gaga concert-the differences are painfully obvious.
This was really evident with Lester and Millie McKay, their 54 Mercury and 1952 'Snapping Turtle' holiday trailer.
HIDDEN TREASURE-A GREAT CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM...BUT THE LOCATION IS CLASSIFIED
Some of the greatest car collections are not public friendly for a very simple reason-you can't trust the public. That's why some guys keep their collection on a "need to know basis".
This is one of those cases.
THE COASTERS TOUR:1959 IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE-ROUGHING IT IN STYLE
A 1959 Imperial convertible evokes thoughts of a guy like Bob Hope-flashy yet dignified. It's pretty easy to imagine the legendary comedian touring around Palm Springs in comfort and style during the latter stages of the Eisenhower administration in a red Imperial.
Bob Hope was a classy guy consequently this car would fit like his golf glove in the glamorous Hollywood world of late 1950s Palm Springs.
The Imperial was a presence car even back in the fin heavy year of 1959.
In the cookie cutter car world of 2011 it's like setting the Statue of Liberty down in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Less likely is the possibility of somebody using a 1959 Imperial to haul a travel trailer right across Canada over 50 years later...
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY: WEDDING CARS 1964 IMPALA-MOM DECIDED THIS ONE SHOULD STAY
The final Valentine's Day Wedding Car is a story that should have been made into a Hallmark movie. The 64 Chevy is an iconic car on its own, but this particular 64 Impala had a family history that dated back to when it was brand new.
It was a narrative worthy of a Valentine's Day movie.
We did this story back in 2009-it was one of the first articles in MSCC and we've added an updated wedding story.
VALENTINE'S WEDDING CARS DAY 4-A 1971 OLDS AND A 1954 GMC
During this Valentine Wedding Cars week we've had fun with the eternal struggle- "wife versus old car".
In reality, there are many examples of spousal support for their husband's vintage iron addiction...
This phenomenon is rare-rare as a confirmed UFO sighting. But UFOs can actually be weather balloons so... statistically they are up in the sky and they are-technically-"unidentified".
So technically UFOs and brides who love the old iron do occur randomly in nature.
Though 100% bridal support for a husband's old iron addiction is probably rarer than a UFO, we found it in these 2 vehicles-the 4th in a series of wedding cars.
This combination of Valentine's Week wedding cars makes a solid case for the reality of that rare, but welcome occurrence.
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