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Cars for sale

1956 Cadillac

Clay Thompson has decided to sell his 1956 Cadillac Sedan de Ville.  The Cadillac has 54,000 miles with a asking price of $20,250 obo.  If interested you can contact Clay at 251-605-9204

1947 Hudson

Charles Knight passed away a few months ago and the family wishes to sell his 1947 Hudson.  His son Ronnie sent the following information about the car.

The car is a 1947 Super Six model.  My father parked the car in a relative’s warehouse a number of years ago (8 – 10 years, history unclear).  It was running at the time, but does not crank now, per a cousin who tried to start it recently.  I have not been able to find a Hudson paint chart that matches the color (light grey green).  So, I’m think the car is an old restoration.  There are some items missing (mirror, dash radio).  But there is also a couple of boxes of parts in the trunk and some of the missing pieces may be in there.  There are also a couple of small rust spots, but generally the body seems to be fairly straight and in good condition.

If interested contact Ronnie at 256 531-3440 or email at charles.r.knight@nasa.gov

Pulaski Show

Nine members of the Muscle Shoals Region, AACA traveled to the PACE car show in Pulaski, Tennessee, Saturday, September 23rd. Eight trophies were awarded to the guys. Photo was taken at a fuel pit stop on the way home.

CVA’s National Convention

Friday, August 4th – Springfield, Illinois

Lester Cunningham, Bud Walker and Charlie Cooper have just returned from a fun filed week at the National Crown Victoria Convention for all 1954, ’55 and ’56 Fords, Mercurys and Trucks.

This is an important event for the 2700 club members although a much smaller number attend.  Others are kept informed by today’s social media and the club’s monthly magazine to members in the US, Canada and twelve other countries around the world.

 The convention is held annually in different locales in the US.  This year’s meet was at the Crown Plaza in Springfield, Illinois, the land of Lincoln.  Next year’s will be at a resort built on an old plantation site in Lexington, Kentucky.

 Lester trailered his ’56 Fairlane Glasstop, Bud trailered his just finished ’56 black & yellow Fairlane Convertible and Charlie drove his ’56 orange & while Fairlane Convertible.

Bud wanted to put a few more miles on his car before driving it on a long trip.  Lester has trailered a couple of times only in all the years he has attended.  Both plan to drive from now on.

Lester was awarded a very nice pin recognizing his 30-year club membership.  Charlie has a 10-year pin, while Bud has a 5-year pin.  Also, Charlie won a nice gift certificate from the Ford Road Auto Parts store.

  *** Lester’s Glasstop was awarded 1st place in its class.
  *** Bud’s black & yellow Convertible was awarded 1st place in its class.
  *** Charlie’s Convertible was awarded 1st place in all modified class.

 The Alabama gang really racked up this year.  All three received beautiful commemorative plaques.

Drive to Moulton

Charlie Cooper, Lester Cunningham, Bud Walker and Mike Brackin had a short drive to Moulton to Mike’s sisters store for ice cream.

Weather was great and Mr. Cunningham got to try out his 1958 convertible for the first time with the exception of no interior. He had to sit on a metal folding chair in order to drive.

Extreme Auto Cruise-in

Extreme Auto Design’s 3rd Annual Cruise-in was held Saturday, June 17th in Muscle Shoals.  Members of both the antique car club and Mustang club participated.  Door prizes were given away and lunch catered by Rick’s Bar B-Q was provided at no charge.  However, donations was accepted with proceeds going to St. Jude’s Hospital.  Entertainment was provided by the Cadillacs.

Florence Festival

The 200th anniversary of the founding of the city of Florence will be celebrated with a festival starting March, 2018, and running through the end of 2018.  Wayne Higgins, curator at Pope’s Tavern in Florence, stated that lots activities are planned including car shows.  One idea planned is a car show in front of Trowbridge’s Ice Cream Shop on Court Street.  2018 will also be the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of Trowbridge’s.  Higgins suggested the Muscle Shoals Region Club  give thought to what plans it might make for the show at Trowbridge’s and any other ideas of car shows during 2018.