The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean

See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Old Car Accidents from the 20's and 30's (part 2)

I think it would be a pretty safe bet to say none of these survived to be kept on the road.

These photographs taken in Boston in the '30s show us that there were just as many reckless drivers back in good old times as there are on the roads now.


  1. the last picture must have been a practice run for a James Bond film, I,m sure that I've seen that shot before.....and no air bags either.
    Great pictures Ray, I imagine that most occupants were killed, by the looks of things!

    1. It surely looks like one. Good point, right there, sir! Currently, the top five causes of car accidents: Distracted drivers (make up, cell phones, food, and morning newspapers are all common ways that drivers get distracted), drunk driving, being an aggressive driver (be a defensive driver instead), road rage (drivers who get angry easily) and regular car maintenance (Car parts, such as, brakes lines and engines fail).