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.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

And the bride was delivered to her wedding in the Red Chev

I am pleased to say my son's wedding on Saturday the 16th March went off without a hitch. The bride was an absolute stunner, the groom scrubbed up well, and yes, the Red Chev looked pretty good also.

Unfortunately due to rain and no parking spots near the Melbourne Town Hall on the Melbourne Grand Prix weekend, we were not able to get any photos with the car, but have the memories, and lets face it that on days such as this, cars are just an accessory to the event.

The Red Chev never missed a beat on its 40 kilometre trip into the city, the 2 kilometre bridal party delivery run, and the 40 kilometre trip home, most of which was at 45 mph.

Fitting the ribbon to the car 4 days before the event, and not being able to easily open the bonnet afterwards, it was a good test of the carby needle and seat, which as expected passed the test with no leaks. The fuel tap was open for the entire time.

Parked in a city car park, the Red Chev spent a very quiet Friday night on its own before the wedding. When I dropped the car off the first available spot was on the 7th floor. When I returned on the Saturday to collect the car for the wedding, there was not another single car above the 3rd floor.

Good security I thought. Out of sight, out of mind. The steering lock and a battery ignition kill switch ensured further peace of mind.

So, that's both kids married off now with the Red Chev as the bridal car.

Like all of us I am sure, this is what memories with family and old cars are made of.



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