My dad, TheGentlemanFarmer, was born in 1924 and loved open fender body style automobiles. I think this is because when he was a kid, that was the body design of the time. When this olelongrooffan was just a kid, he, thejeepjunkie and I cosmetically restored a, I think, 1929 Model A for which TheGentlemanFarmer eventually traded for a black Angus bull. And that bull was fatally struck by lightning a few years later out in “Dad’s Field.” Yeah true story. This olelongrooffan can’t make shit like this up.
Anyway, when The Mad_Hungarian and I were at the Concours last weekend, I captured a few images of some open fender automobiles just for TheGentlemanFarmer spending time with my Mom and a bunch of his buddies in automotive heaven and for my fellow Hoons.
Those two guys in the straw hats were chatting it up about The Great American Race in which they participated last year and how exhausting it was. This year they are just going to do a couple stages and call it a day.
This Rolls Royce was absolutely spotless. I had to wait some time for the fans of it to clear away to capture this image of it. Yeah, if this olelongrooffan had to own an open fender car, this would be the one I would want. So far.
Wait. I just changed my mind. Check out the wheels and the shiny engine compartment on this beauty.
I spotted these two, I think, blower Bentleys on my way to meet up with The Mad_Hungarian. They were parked on one of the greens of the 18th fairway. And as much as this olelongrooffan loves vintage BMW’s, until this moment I missed the BMW Art Car under that tent in the background. Talk about sensory overload!
I’m not really sure what those vertical cylinders are on the front of this one but I do know that it
has a cool ass wood tool box and an external fuel shutoff system on it. Simplicity at its best.
And my maternal grandfather, Man, had a brother who sold Marmon automobiles back in the day in the city famous for those cold beverages and the Arch.
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