Contributed by Ed Sindoni
March 11, 2017 – Quail Run RV Park is quite an outstanding location for a show as the vehicles were nestled among the RVs, under the massive trees, and alongside the park’s facilities. Driving along the road to the main staging area is quite picturesque as you will see.
Entering the show area, it was difficult to miss the red 1941 Chevy convertible. The newly finished machine was driven from Pennsylvania to Florida on its “maiden voyage” this past autumn. A donor car was used to rebuild what you see here, as superb finished project.
Remember how long ’59 Pontiac Bonnevilles were? They certainly put the FULL in full size car. Richard Fedor (President of the Florida chapter of the Pontiac-Oakland Club International) and his wife, Marge started married life with a ’59 Catalina two door sedan and have had about 20 Pontiacs over the years, but never another ’59. This one was purchased in Paint Lick, Kentucky in April, 2013. Originally black, Rich repainted it Sea Spray Green, after a complete disassemble. It is beautiful and huge.
Then, there’s a 1961 Ford Starliner which is a tribute car to Fireball Roberts. Looking at this and other photos, NASCAR fans should immediately notice the door handles, and on the inside, a complete Ford dashboard.
Cindy and Dave Saegar from Nekoosa, Wisconsin, trailered their 1984 Corvette “barn find” to Florida for fun over the winter. The previous owner had bought the vehicle used and back in the late 80s or early 90s wanted Dave to install a rear spoiler (Dave builds street rods). Shortly thereafter, two things occurred which soured her on the Corvette; this first was a speeding ticket, and the second was the LED dash burning out. This car then set in a barn, partially covered for the next fifteen years, until the owner decided to sell.
Dave received the phone call that she was giving him first choice to buy or decline, a deal was made, and the vehicle moved not too far away to his garage. Dave's immediate action was a heavy cleaning and a detailed assessment of what had to be done to bring this up to running condition. Replaced was the burnt out LED dash, headliner, fuel pump, fuel filter, and new tires and wheels were also added. It has been trouble free since being on the road. Good job folks!
Quail Run is a very comfortable venue for a show, instead of open fields or blacktop parking lots. Drivers and their families sitting in the shade of mossy grand trees, talking, laughing, and eating attested to this.
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