if you are a member of the national Antique Automobile Club of America, look at this month’s “center fold” in the new July/August, 2018 issue of the club magazine. The featured car is a 1957 Ford Skyliner owned by Bob Tiffin of Florence, Alabama.
In the article, written by Bob, he states that his car was once
owned by the late Charles Mullins, a local area Ford dealer and a former member of the Muscle Shoals Region club. It was displayed
for several years in his dealership’s showroom, along with a 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Years later, it was owned by another Muscle Shoals Region member, the late Bill Johnson.
Bob Tiffin had this car restored in California and in August, 2017, he displayed it at the 8th Annual All Ford Show & Shine sponsored by the Shoals Area Mustang Club. I hope you were in McFarland Park that day and got a chance to see it up close.
It is a real beauty.
-Bill Davis, Secretary
James Goode sent these pictures of a what he described as a one-owner 64 1/2 Mustang that is for sale. Per James it has not been advertised but they have been offered $3,800.00 for it. He said that they want to sell it to someone who would care for it.
Ford Probe Enters LeMons Race
The Ford Probe Race Team traveled to the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans to participated in the 24 Hours LeMons “Cain’t Get Bayou”, April 7-8. The team is made up of Ralph Stumpe, Bryan Hamilton and Frank Cavin who drove from Mobile. New to the team was Jeff Gilbert and John Mayfield. Both Jeff and John are experienced in driving on road courses in fast cars so the team was well prepared.
Bryan reported that the track started out wet both mornings of the race but dried quickly during the day. The team’s ’94 Probe finished 16th out of 42 cars and 6th in the “B” class cars. On the 2.75 mile flat track with 16 turns the Probe reached over 100 mph and performed excellent.
The 24 Hours of LeMons is restricted to cars that were purchased for a total of $500 or less. The 1994 Ford Probe was purchased in April 2014. Safety gear, helmets, racing seat, seat harness, tires, wheels, and pipe for the roll cage had to be purchased. A roll cage was fabricated and installed in the car. All the interior and the glass, except for the windshield, was removed and a cold air intake and an exhaust header was installed.
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.
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.