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The O’Reilly Street Machine Nationals – the cars


Continuing with the Street Nationals from Springfield, MO. To bring you back up to speed, the O’Reilly Street Machine Nationals is a huge event in Springfield, MO, where car guys and gals from all around gather to enjoy cars and trucks of all kinds. There was a huge collection of machines on display, and it was hard not to turn around a run into them everywhere you went.

As I mentioned before, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Warm, sunny, not a cloud in the sky (OK, maybe a few).


One of the best things about spending the day at the fairgrounds ogling cars I’ll never own? Spending the day at the fairgrounds ogling cars I’ll never own with my dad. He’s the one who made me interested in cars from a very young age. I still remember the green Chevelle he had when I was a kid, and the old Chevette that we drove for a little while. Good times.


This is definitely not a Chevette. It is a 1979 Ford Ranchero, and it’s for sale. Any takers?


Now for something completely different. This is a 1971 (?) Opel GT in a lovely shade of red, with some nice Stingray style side pipes.


Speaking of small red cars, how about a little Chevette? I’ve heard it seats five comfortably, if three of them are too young to know the difference.


To wrap things up for this post, here is a 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner. This particular car really sums up what I like about the Street Nationals – classic cars, big power, modern update, but with all the fun of the original.

[Photos Copyright 2015 Hooniverse/Marcal Eilenstein]


  • hubba

    Pedantic note: That’s probably a 1971 Roadrunner.

  • papamarc

    I apologize for being such a bad influence on you…