Ask DJ Lyons: 1937 Ford

1937 Ford

Do you like vintage cars? If you have ever attended a car show, when was the first time and what did you think?

I never would have guessed I would be a person who would enjoy vintage car shows. It turns out that I really did. My husband and I, with my camera in hand, attended my first car show. It was held in downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. I don't live in Greeneville. I live in Mosheim. Now Mosheim doesn't even have a downtown. It is so tiny that if you blink your eyes, you won't even know you passed through it.

From our log cabin to this car show is only a 20-minute drive. Mosheim has only a MacDonalds, a Wendy's, a Taco Bell, a Dairy Queen, a Subway that is part of a gas station, and Pizza Plus. So when my husband and I want to go out to eat, we drive either to Morristown that is about 20 minutes away or we drive to Greeneville which is about the same distance.

On this particular day, we decided to drive to a restaurant called Tipton's Cafe. It is located on West Depot Street in the heart of downtown Greeneville. Tipton's Cafe is a restaurant that has 2 tables that seat 2 people. All the rest of the seating is on stools lined up along a counter top. This restaurant is long and narrow. It is so narrow that your knees get jammed up against the counter when you sit on them. My husband and I always hope we can grab one of the two tables to eat our meals.

On this day, we were once again lucky enough to get one of the two tables. This cafe is only open for breakfast and lunch six days a week. They make wonderful burgers, they used to make wonderful pies although they have mostly cut out serving dessert, and and they have great breakfasts. We mostly go there to eat breakfast. We were enjoy the owners and staff that work there. We are all on a first-name basis.

Usually, my husband and I can park our car right on West Depot street only a few feet away from their front door. On this day, we had to park a few blocks away due to the presence of this car show.

I brought my camera along that particular day as I wanted to take a picture of the delectable pies that Miss Edna would make. Little did I guess that she eventually would decide to stop making them due to how time-consuming they are to make. I'm so glad I got to taste them and take pictures of them back when she still did make them.

After we finished our meal, we wandered around the vintage car show to see all the wonderful-looking cars. I especially loved this shiny silver car that was made an 1937. It was a 1937 Ford car.

To look at this car, you never would guess it was made back in 1937 by its condition. Oh, sure, they don't make cars shaped like that anymore. You could guess it by its shape. But to look at its pristine condition, I could just imagine that it was straight off some recent assembly line.

As a storyteller, I really loved the front of the car. In a strange kind of way, it looked like a face. In this case, not a mean-looking face like that car in the "Christine" movie that kills people. This car has a friendly-looking benign face that is invitiing rather than threatening.

To help you see what I see, if you will look at the top left picture above, you can see that a shaft of sunlight divides the front windshield into two. Those are the two eyes. The front grill is like the elongated nose. The headlights are like the rosy cheeks among the extended cheekbones. The black portion underneath, that kind of shadowing effect that includes the front tires, would be the mouth.

Okay, I can hear the sirens now. They are coming to take me away to the booby trap as you all think I am going crazy. This is simply how my very vivid imagination works as I stare at cloud formations, knots in the wall, etc. I see animated objects in what is actually still life. It is the storyteller in me who loves making a story out of almost everything I see. As far as I'm concerned, it makes my life a whole lot more fun.

But you be the judge. Click 1937 FORD to watch the short video I made of this car. That way, you can judge for yourself whether or not you think the front of the car looks at all like a face. If you watch it, let me know what you think in the comment section below. Did you see a face? Or am I crazy? Uh-oh! I'm really asking for it now, aren't I? Smile.

It may be the case of you had to have been there. Today, as I type these words, I am not feeling quite imaginative as I did when I first saw this car. Today, I probably would not think the front of the car looked like a face. I probably would be more focused on how classy the front of this car looks. But I do recall thinking that on the day of the car show.

You can also watch some videos of other vintage Ford cars below.

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1933 and 1934 Ford pickup trucks

1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe Hotrod

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1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe Gold 1:18 Diecast Car Model
1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe Gold 1:18 Diecast Car Model

This items comes mounted on detachable Plastic base

 
Set of 4: 5" 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe 1:34 Scale (Green/Maroon/Red/Yellow)
Set of 4: 5" 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe 1:34 Scale (Green/Maroon/Red/Yellow)

* 5" Die-cast Metal 1/34 Scale

* Doors Openable

* Pull Back Action

* Real Rubber Tires

* Not Suitable for Children Under 8 Years Old

 
Mattel Hot Wheels 2002 Hall Of Fame Greatest Rides 1:64 Scale 35th Anniversary Green 1934 Three-Window Ford Coupe Die Cast Car
Mattel Hot Wheels 2002 Hall Of Fame Greatest Rides 1:64 Scale 35th Anniversary Green 1934 Three-Window Ford Coupe Die Cast Car

Mattel Hot Wheels 2002 Hall Of Fame Greatest Rides 1:64 Scale 35th Anniversary Green 1934 Three-Window Ford Coupe Die Cast Car

 
Hot Wheels Larry's Garage Series CHASE CAR # 11 of 20 3-Window 1934 Ford-Bright Red with Larry's Initials On Base 1:64 Scale Collectors Car
Hot Wheels Larry's Garage Series CHASE CAR # 11 of 20 3-Window 1934 Ford-Bright Red with Larry's Initials On Base 1:64 Scale Collectors Car

Hot Wheels Chase Car with Larry Woods Initials on bottom Since 1969, Larry Wood has been designing Hot Wheels vehicles, inspiring and instilling a love for cars into people around the world. "Larry's Garage was something I dreamed about 'til 1995 when I bought a garage where I could work on my cars and display my Hot Wheels vehicles and automotive artwork," says Larry. With this hand-picked line of Hot Wheels cars, Larry's Garage has gone from dream to reality.

 
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