The Cars of Sled Fest

Cars @ Sled Fest 2011
The Old Sled Works
722 North Market Street
Duncannon, Pennsylvania
submitted by: wendyvee

Click here to see my initial Sled Fest 2011 post

In celebration of the their 20th year of business, the Old Sled Works hosted Sled Fest 2011 on April 30th. The event also featured a pre-1965 car show. There was a light turn-out of cars, as far as that goes, but the cars that participated were pretty fine indeed.

Please note: With the exception of a few of my favorite models … I am absolute RUBBISH at classic car identification. Please tell me in the comments below if you can help me out with the make/model of some of the cars

I can’t name this butterscotch beauty — but holy smokes — it was loooooong!
(the consensus of comments here, and in several forums, is that this is a Buick LeSabre between ’59 & ’62)


I was ready for John Travolta & Jeff Conaway to hop out of this one singing Greased Lightning
(public opinon says this is a ’55 Chevy Confirmed: this is a ’55 Chevy Bel Air … you would have thought I would at least know this one … duh!)
 

The very same car … I was just surreptitiously trying to take a picture of that “rockabilly” couple as well 🙂

A Ford “Hot Wheels Express”
This one I actually know … it’s conveniently engraved right on the front 🙂

One seriously bad-ass Ford truck!
(popular opinion says that this Ford is anywhere from 1960 – 1964) Confirmed: This is a 61.5 Ford (thanks, Becky!)

I hope that the Old Sled Works hosts a Sled Fest 2012 … this has the makings of a really cool event!

–   The Old Sled Works online

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5 Responses to “The Cars of Sled Fest”

  1. I love trying to ID old bikes and cars! The butterscotch beauty is the only tough one, in part because the body has been worked over: turn signals, door handles, logos and I believe some other trim is removed. Looks GM-ish, ’58 – ’60, probably Olds or Buick, mid-size (for the era). My best guess is a 1960 Buick LeSabre. I’d love for someone to give a definitive ID.

    • wendyvee says:

      I think you’ve got it,Doug. I just Googled ’60 Buick LeSabre and the shape of the sides and the chrome trim that goes around to the back look spot on!

  2. Bill Smith says:

    The Ble one is a 55 Chevrolet. Hard to tell the model as it has a non-standard chrome piece. Probably a Bel-Air as it was the most popular 4 door. First year Chevy used the wrap-around windshield.

  3. Becky says:

    Great post! The blue custom belongs to one of my best friends, Andy Snyder. It is indeed a ’55 Chevy Bel Air. As for the truck, that belongs to another one of my best friends, Frank Schuler; it is a 61.5 Ford.


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