Ask DJ Lyons: 1955 Chevy

1955 Chevy

Do you like vintage cars? Have you ever attended a car show. I had previously seen car shows held in malls; however, I had never really taken time to stop and enjoy. That is too bad as I did not know what I was missing.

My husband and I happened upon this particular car show that was held in downtown Greeneville, Tennessee. I was grateful that I also happened to have my digital camera with me that can take both photos and videos. I started prowling the area with great delight, looking at all the vintage cars.

I had never imagined that I would like this kind of thing - old vintage cars. Some of the cars, to my eyes, were like "eye candy." I especially liked this yellow and white confection of a car that I found out was a 1955 Chevy.

My first car ever was a silver Chevy Nova. It was decidely NOT eye candy. My father had bought it for me spring quarter of my senior year in college as I was going to need it to take one of my classes that was 50 miles away from the college campus. I was also going to need it once I graduated to pursue job-hunting leads and when i got my first teaching job. I had a double major in Elementary Education and Sociology; however, I intended to pursue a career as an Elementary School teacher.

My father bought this car from a leasing company and surprised me with it when I flew home from my midwestern college for spring break. I had told him my price range. He more than doubled that and expected me to pay him back. I had told him my three stipulations. "Make certain it has air conditioning." The air conditioner died right before i spent a summer in St. Louis, Missouri teaching summer school. Two hundred (200) people died from the heat that summer. I remember driving home from my job in the hot pervasive heat in the middle of the afternoon to take my second shower of the day, trying to survive this horrible heat. "Make certain it is an automatic and not a stick shift car." He at least followed through on that. "Make certain it is not purple or pink." He also followed through on that. Unfortunately, the car turned out to be a real lemon. It would stall out at red lights or in traffic jams. We had to fork out quite a bit of money to get it repaired. I was so grateful when I could finally trade it in a few years down the line.

Wouldn't you know that not only was I having to deal with that heat, I had also gotten a really bad case of poison ivy on my hands. I was teaching an elementary school nature studies class. We decided to make Sassafras Tea. I found a Sassafras Tree and dug around the area - not realizing that it was housed within a poison ivy vine. My hands blew up like balloons. So I would have to take my oven-mitt size hands and place them on that molten-lava hot steering wheel in that car. I would have the windows open, trying to catch any cool breeze that might exist. Dust would blow into my eyes giving my hard contacts a real work-out. As you can probably imagine, I was not overly fond of this car that did not protect me from the heat and the dust. The summer of 1980 was decidely not my best summer.

But this car that my husband and I saw at the Vintage Car Show looked nothing like my first car. It probably also did not act like my first car. This car was pretty. Of course, it probably did not have air conditioning either; however, I did not even consider that point as I walked all around the car enjoying its high points. I don't know if you would call it a white car with yellow, a yellow car with white, a white and yellow car, or a two-toned car. In any case, this car was pretty. I have always loved that shade of yellow. This car was a 1955 two-toned Chevy. My former car was a 1978 Chevy Nova.

You can see a picture of this car below. You can click 1955 CHEVY to watch a very short video of this car.

To read some interesting tidbits and facts about this car, click on the link called "1955 Chevy in Pale Yellow and White."

You can also watch videos of other vintage Chevy cars below. I can guarantee you that my old car will not be one of them. LOL!

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Classic Chevrolet Truck Promo

Classic Car Commercials of the 50's & 60's - Part 1 of 4

Classic Car Commercials of the 50's & 60's - Part 2 of 4

Classic Car Commercials of the 50's & 60's - Part 3 of 4

classic car commercials of the 50's & 60's - part 4 (final)

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