I just came across this picture of my first “old car ride” with my Mother and Father and two older Brothers in 1959. You're never to young to start in the hobby.
That is one cool pic - thanks for sharing!!!
Where's the car now, Bruce ?
I think that is a wonderful picture and you were very lucky to have had parents with the means and vision to get you thinking/started!!! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Bruce, great pic. Now we know where you get it. Never mind a grandfather worked on the experimental T too....
Thank you for posting,
Here is my Father and Grandmother on the same day.
There is a registry of Bliss Surreys, I forget where. One of the museums I used to curate has one.
It's a curved dash Olds.
Should have said it's a replica Curved Dash Oldsmobile made by Bliss Surreys.
Bruce, It would be interesting to know more about your familys Bliss... The internet says: "The Bliss Company, of Canton, Ohio produced 500 all steel curved dash oldsmobile replicas in 1958."
There was an authentic curved dash Olds running in the 2014 4th of July Templeton, Ca parade. Very cute.
They are very well made, but the DOT shut them down after 3 years because they were not deemed safe by the standards of 1958. They run about 6500 restored nowadays if you can find one. They have a Cushman scooter engine.
And their brass headlights/sidelights/taillights have brass cracking, very bad! hard to find a decent set nowadays. There's over a hundred surreys in the registry, if I remember correctly. Some came with a top, and the museum's has a windshield of sorts, but I think it was added by a previous owner.
In 1958 the original Cuved Dash Oldsmobiles were 51-57 years old. This year the Bliss Surreys are 57 years old too
Here's a AACA forum posting on the registry: http://forums.aaca.org/f204/bliss-surrey-owners-wanted-269022.html
John/Steve, Unfortunately we did not own it. We were having fun that day. They were built here in the Canton area by friends.
Cool Bruce ...
You can build your own.