This is a very short, photo-filled, biased report of the
Shifters Car Club annual car show in scenic North Hibbing, Minnesota,
June 7, 1998. Basically, I'm covering the Edsels, people in
attendence from Grand Rapids and surrounding areas that I know, and a
few cars that looked interesting to me. the shifters show has grown
over the past three years into one of the finest shows in Northern
Minnesota. No formal judging. Entrants simply vote for their
favorites. There was lots of food, live music, decent weather, and
although the many shade trees make for comfortable car watching, the
shade can sometimes make for some crummy pictures. Anyway, take a
look and enjoy. Drop me an e-mail
if ya like.
Lets Start with the Edsels!
Al Lilgreen hails from Grand Rapids, MN,
and arrived in his nifty '59 Ranger four door hardtop.
Al had a little trouble later in the day with the
show law enforcement..a.k.a. Barney Fife, a.k.a. Mick Keiffer.
Mick...I mean Barney, attends many shows around the country in his
beautiful '63 Ford Galaxie Squad car, and also can be found with
Floyd the barber, and Aunt Bea in tow, as was the case this year. See
Al get a ticket, as Floyd looks on.
What happens when you take a '57 Ford,
much like this one.....
And put the front clip from a '58 Edsel on
it? You get something like this...
What the driver calls a Fordsel! Trouble
with this sort of stuff is..people start believing that Ford made a
'57 Edsel, and I get e-mails asking about it. Just like the Edchero
What follows are just a few misc pics of
cars at the show, with a very few captions, as I deemed
necessary..or..at least..I could remember something about the car!
Steve Kovacovich of Bovey, MN presented us
with his '55 Chevy El Camino. Yup, causes the same trouble for the
Chevy fans as the Edchero does for us Edsel pilots! And this is a
swell early Charger.
It's a funky Dodge..just wishing it could
be transformed into a Batmobile, and a great Ford Flathead..probably
the best running, best sounding Flathead I've come accross in a long
And what's with these darn "kids" sleeping
on all the cars? I thought this was a cute idea till it caught on,
and now there are almost as many fake sleeping kids as there are
fuzzy dice at these shows. Here we have the Cheerleader version, then
the poodle skirt kid, and the little boy model. This is an idea that
has already outlived it's cuteness!!
Lauren Lampi of Grand Rapids, MN, brought
along his latest toy, a Chrysler 300.
Pete Peterson of Grand Rapids debuts his
keen Chevy pickup. Lawn chairs optional.
Is it possible! These two care are made by
the same outfit? A pair of Studebakers.
Thats it. Short and sweet. E-mail me if ya feel
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