Hello everybody and sorry for the huge gap between posts. A lot has went on at Graveyard Run Restorations since my last post in May of 2017. The Red 1937 Chrysler Imperial and the 1954 Buick Roadmaster have been on a nice journey for their first year of car shows.
The Imperial and the Buick experience their first show at the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance and gain their very first award there. The Imperial and the Buick both got first place in their class, Vintage 1925-1949 & Collector and American 1947-75 Closed. After Keeneland Concours, both cars went onto the Concours d’Elegance of America but only the Imperial place with the Lions Award in the American Popular class.
The next two stops of the year for the Imperial and the Buick was the Franklin, TN AACA show and the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance. The Imperial got first in class and best of show along with the Buick getting third in class at the at Franklin, TN. During the Hilton Head Island Concours the Imperial got best in its class in the Classics 1932 – 1948 and the Buick got Palmetto Award in the Production Modern – American 1950- 1959. The Imperial also got a chance to display itself with a plane of the same decade during the fancy and flight show at the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance.
We then start the 2018 year off by taking the Imperial and Buick to a couple of AACA National Meets. The first show was at Charlotte, SC were the both cars receive their AACA First Junior Award and then went onto Auburn, IN getting their AACA First Senior Award. Our next stop for the year of 2018 is the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance and hopefully going into 2019 enter the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Not only has Graveyard Run been busy with car shows, but we have attain more work this past year. With work coming in we eventually hired in Kenny and Don. Both these guys come to us with MOPAR expertise and decades of mechanically experience as well as the love for older cars.
With the Buick and one of the Chrysler completely restore, we have more time for our second 1937 Chrysler along with 1939 Packard V-12 Club Sedan, the 1952 MG,, and 1969 Coronet. We have also this year have been able to fit in few small maintenance jobs in shop for a 1928 Chrysler Touring Sedan, 1971 Duster, 1971 Mustang, and 1955 Buick Convertible.
If you are interest in see some our progress in the shop you can always visit our youTube channel and stay tune for my next post in September.
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance
AACA show in Franklin, TN
Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance
AACA show in Charlotte, SC – Both cars got their Junior Award
AACA Show in Auburn, IN – Both cars got their Senior Award
Auburn, IN AACA Show