It is time once again to show the car at the Sacramento Autorama, one of the biggest local car shows in Sac. The theme this year was pot of gold, so we dressed the 58 up in some Irish attire, the green blend well with the color of the car. My daughter Jessica was here from Texas, so she decorated
Dad signed up to show the car in the Downtown Lincoln Car Show this year. This is the first showing since the Oklahoma City NSRA show that we have been to. There were some 350 cars out at the show. This show is pretty nice, they close off some of the streets in the older part of town and you park
Dad's 58 was chosen for an award, so he got to park in the inside the building for the day, so that his car was on display under the lights. This was nice for several reasons, one: its was cold and windy outside, and two: the crowd was all pretty much in the building to view the car on display.
We arrived at the show around 6:30 am to a long line of cars waiting to get in the gate. The wind was howling again this morning and the temp outside was a brisk 30 degrees. Needless to say, we had all the windows rolled up, heads adorned with beanies and coats on. Once the sun came up,
Dad had been wanting to get the 58 in the NSRA show in Oklahoma since we finished building it. I am glad to report that we finally made it. We arrived at the the show long before the sun came up to find we were about 20th in line to get in. The wind was howling and there was a threat of rain.
Dad and I went and got the registration for the car show and had lunch at Whataburger, and what a burger it was. There were a good number of cars at the hotel where the registration process was being held, so hopefully it will turn out to be a good show. The weather for Saturday and Sunday
The secret is out! Dad has brought the car to enter it in the 2018 NSRA show in Oklahoma City. It was a long drive from home to get here, and at 5 miles a gallon, it was a wee touch expensive. The money will be worth it just to be in the show and to show the car to our family and friends
After inspection, we found that the Carrier Bearing was the reason for the break down. Upon closer examination I believe the cause of the failure was the weld on the axis that caused the Carrier Bearing to fail. The original axis was shortened to accommodate the new transmission.
Thank You for all the people out there that come out and show support for all the cars shows and the hard work that goes into building one of these classics. It takes a lot of planning to put on a show and years to build a nice looking car.