APRIL 2013 A 1936 CUSTOM CHEVY TRUCK IS A FATHER'S DAY GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Terry Kumm has a very understanding wife who really knows that her husband is an incurable car guy.
She thought that he needed a project, so she gave him a 1936 Chevrolet pickup truck for a Father's Day gift many years ago and let him put his own custom stamp on the project.
APRIL 2013 A 1951 CHEVROLET 'MAPLE LEAF' 3 TON TRUCK GETS OFF THE FARM FOR A SHOW
We spotted this 1951 heavy Chevy truck at a mid-August show last summer and made sure we tracked down its owner because this baby looked like a working truck on a rare break from hard labor.
The truck was not pampered by any stretch of the imagination and its owner was a friendly farmer by the name of Mark Westling who was also on a little break from the farm that night.
Mark explained that he brought the truck to a show so that he "could get out of the house and not get beat" in his words.
We learned very quickly that Mark had a very well-developed sense of humor.
APRIL 2013 STARS OF THE SHOW: THE CURTAIN COMES UP ON ANOTHER GLORIOUS CAR SHOW SEASON
The car show season literally never ends because there are places like Hawaii, California, Arizona, Florida and Australia.
That's great if you live in places like that but most car guys look at April as the kick-off to the season because a '36 Chevy with a big block has a serious traction issue on dry pavement.
APRIL 2013 STARS IN TRAFFIC: A RITE OF SPRING FOR CAR GUYS-STYLE MAKES A COMEBACK
Something happens when the days get longer, warmer, sunnier and far more conducive for driving old iron.
The streets come alive with style that hasn't been seen since Lyndon Johnson was a Vice President and the Beatles were playing the bar scene in Germany.
21st Century cars are a classic example of function over form.
APRIL 2013 FALLEN STARS: ARE THEY PART OF THE "CIRCLE OF LIFE" OR IS IT SIMPLE CARNAGE?
There's a concept called the "circle of life" and it basically means that there's birth, maturation and death in nature.
Elton John used the concept for a song in a Walt Disney movie and despite the popularity of the concept, does it really apply in the automotive world?
Cars are not, by definition, "natural" despite the fact that they are composed of natural ingredients like iron.
That's why the Walt Disney song shouldn't apply to old rides like these Fallen Stars.
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