The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dick Stevens, Nov 15, 2014.
One from the shop.
My 4 speed dual quad positraction 409 58 Chevy
So while not a cruise night saw this out cruising..spotted it while taking my daughter to work..and thankfully they were going to the same place..this car has a ton of Detroit History..it’s owner Ivy has passed on, but he bought it new…raced it with a hopped up 348…and then a hot 409. Last time I saw this car Ivy had a couple Wally’s he had won bitd and his scrapbook of old clippings from the local newspaper with his winning results out at Detroit Dragway, and pictures of him in his old Detroit neighborhood with his trophy’s in front of the car. He had black steel wheels, poverty caps, and cheater slicks on it..and when it fired up…everybody was staring in his direction..he used to come into my buddys Dad’s welding shop and get things repaired and we always asked about the 58..we heard he had passed and wondered what would happen to the car. ..thankfully his Sons are taking care of it beautifully and their Mom was out with them tonight. I think it made her happy to know what her Husband’s car, and skill as a driver and mechanic meant to someone like me..they put the wide whites and hubcaps back on…but when I got out I said that’s no 348…they smiled and I said “that’s Ivey’s car” I know that exhaust note anywhere…enough of my rambling…but this stuff means a lot to me..and I was really glad I got to see the car again..
Some bad pics from Åmål.
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