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Event Coverage Ford Galaxie Meet in Dawsonville, GA 10-23-11

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 390Merc, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. 390Merc
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    In addition to the Moonshine Festival, of which I posted pics in a seperate thread today, the Ford Galaxie Club of America held their annual meet there as well! Some of the most impressive restorations and neatest factory built cars of all time in my opinion.
    I'll be posting more pics tomorrow. Here is a sample of some of the 1960 models on display there.
     

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  2. 390Merc
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    More Starliners & Sunliners, some of which were Hi-Po 352 & 390 packaged cars.
     

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  3. HOTRODKID91
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    Keep em comin!!!
     
  4. 390Merc
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    Not very many 62's at the show for some reason, but lots of 63's! The 427 in this 62 was a '64 motor bored .040". Sounded good!
     

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  5. 390Merc
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    You'll notice even a 63 Marauder was able to join the crowd. And check out the child's car seat in the 63 convertible!
     

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  6. 390Merc
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    64 models were well represented at this years show, some of which were very impressive restorations, fit & finish of high quality too!
     

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  7. outlaw256
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    god i love them galaxies.ive just started a couple yrs ago collecting ford stuff instead of chevy. i have no idea why. but i bought a 62 galaxie 2dr hardtop 352 auto. it needs some body work and paint but i drive it as my daily now so i hate to park it to tear it down.anyway thanks for posting the pics. sure wish i could have been there to look at all them perty cars.lol
     
  8. Phillips
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    I will subscribe to this one. And Thanks!
     
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  9. Deuces
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    Great stuff man!!! :D:):D Thanks! ;)
     
  10. 390Merc
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    There will be more Galaxie pics posted in a seperate thread later from the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum show that was across the street the same day. The post 64 Galaxies were strong in attendance as well. Who knew even a 70 and 71 could look so good?
     

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  11. Troublemaker427
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    The black '60 Fairlane in the first group of photos is owned by Nick Smith from Florida. I found the unrestored car for him right here on the HAMB in the for sale section. It originally was a very nice 6 cylinder car that he has converted to 352-360 specs. My father built the real hipo 352 engine for it and it runs VERY well. I'll just say it's making much more than the factory 360 horsepower rating with a stock lift cam and unported heads. The engine was built within the restaints of a 1960 NHRA rule book for the O/SS class. It also has a set of real Stahl headers custom built by Jere for this car. It is a very detailed '60 Fairlane with many hidden tricks... Nick also owns the black '61 Starliner 390-375 car parked by the Fairlane. It is another perfect car.

    I was at the show in Dawsonville. It was one of the best gathering of Galaxie's I've ever seen. Lots of R ,Q and P codes there....
     
  12. CDXXVII
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    Anybody know who owns the white '65 sedan?
     
  13. speedyb
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    Thanks , wow.
     
  14. bkhpah
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    Excellent pictures. I really love those post sedans..BKH
     
  15. I was there Friday. I was impressed! Even most of the street rod 32 to 40's had Ford motors & that is hard to find at a show....
     
  16. whiskerz
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    My first car was a 2 door Rangoon Red 64 Galaxie
     
  17. Ga66mopar
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    Love the red 60. It's funny I used to hate the 60 galaxie now I think it's my favorite.
     
  18. barney rubble
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    Anymore pics of the white top 61 in the back ground? I think its a buddy of mines.
     

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  19. wildearp
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    I really miss my '63. I shop for another one constantly. This thread rocks!
     
  20. 390Merc
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    Sorry, that was probably one of the few I didn't happen to snap a picture of.
     
  21. Topless Ford
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    Pics like this make me sad I have to let my project 63 go :-(
     
  22. barney rubble
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    No problem he is a dirt track racing buddy of mine and I have only seen a picture of the car so far. I was just hoping for another look at it.
     
  23. von zipper
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    All awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool:
     
  24. k9racer
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    Well are you trying to have your show in Dawsonville next year??
     
  25. 390Merc
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    It wasn't my show, its put on by the Ford Galaxie Club of America. I sure hope they have it here again though. I can't imagine any other location that would draw a nicer selection of Galaxies than what was here!
     
  26. barney rubble
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    I was charter member #17 years ago when that group formed.
     
  27. 390Merc
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    I sure hope the Galaxie meet is in Dawsonville again during the moonshine festival. If the weather is decent again, I will swap a highway gear into my 64 and drive it next time instead of the family economizer. Its about a 550+ mile drive down there from home. I've driven it down to Pigeon Forge several times during the big "car show" weekends with no problems.
     
  28. Squatch
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    Wish it were closer!!! I'd be there every year.
     
  29. von zipper
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    Me too!
     

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