2015 Bay State Antique Auto Club Show In Dedham, Massachusetts

This past Sunday I attended one of the better car shows in the Boston area – the Bay State Antique Auto Club show at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, Massachusetts.  I always mark this show on my calendar and have attended most of the shows in the last 8 years.

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There is always a wide variety of cars and never once when I have attended the show have I got around to seeing all of the cars.  Typically the weather is very hot and after a while, the heat just wears me down.  For this post I have picked out some of the photos that I took of the many cars on display.

The 1936 Ford “Woodie” wagon is typical of the quality of cars that are on display at this show.

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1936 Ford “Woodie”

The car shown below is a replica of a Mercedes-Benz 540K from the 1930s.  While it is a replica, it has many Mercedes-Benz parts and it is a very well built car.  This owner of this car is interested in selling it.

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While Not A Genuine Mercedes-Benz 540K, It Still Looks Impressive

When I see a Sunbeam Tiger as shown below, I am frequently reminded of what Chrysler could have done with this car, rather than ending it like they did.

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Sunbeam Tiger Mk. I

The two door coupes from the 1930s have a very attractive design.  The 1937 DeSoto coupe shown below was a business-man coupe with factory-installed shelves behind the front seat and a huge trunk where the traveling salesmen carried their wares.  The owner showed how he was able to smuggle his friends into the drive-in theater in his younger days by hiding them in the large trunk.

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1937 DeSoto Coupe

There was also a substantial collection of those large American chrome boats from the 1950s.  These cars have exceptional comfort and are perfect for slow cruising on a warm Sunday afternoon.  This 1957 Chrysler New Yorker convertible with its push button automatic transmission is emblematic of that era.

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1957 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible

One of the early and successful attempts by a Japanese auto manufacturer to build a sports car was the Datsun 1600 and the Datsun 2000 with a larger engine.  The Datsun 2000 shown below looked great.

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Datsun 2000

English sports cars were also represented and perhaps the best was this Austin-Healey 100.  The car was well presented and the folding windshield indicates that these cars were built with speed in mind.

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Austin-Healey 100

There were a few trucks on display as well.  I liked this 1940 Ford Delivery van as it reminded me of some of the neat service vehicles that I saw in Germany at the Jim Clark Memorial at Hockenheim earlier this spring.

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1940 Ford Delivery Van

The Chevrolet Corvair is an under-appreciated car.  This might be a mistake.  There was a Corvair Corsa at the show with the 180 horsepower turbocharged engine option.  There were some additional markings that suggests that this car was a Yenko Stinger.  This seemed like a great car to take out for a vigorous drive.

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Chevrolet Corvair Corsa 180 Horsepower Turbocharged Engine

I will focus on other cars that I saw in upcoming posts.  The Bay State Antique Auto Club car show was a good show and I met nice car people and learned a lot just by talking to people about their cars.

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3 Responses to 2015 Bay State Antique Auto Club Show In Dedham, Massachusetts

  1. Cassegrain says:

    Hello, i’m french, and i’d like to know which price the owner of the Mercedes 540K replica would accept to sale it.
    I thank you so much,
    Charles Cassegrain

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