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, May 12, 2013

1928 Chev Tourer from Tasmainia

Back in January I received an email from Craig in Tasmania who was considering purchasing a 28 Chev.
After about 35 years of thinking about vintage cars Craig decided it was  time to own one.  A 1928 or 1929 Chev was at top of the list and there was an emotional link as Craig and his wife had two 1929 Chevs as their wedding cars 20 years ago.
Not hearing from Craig for about a month I was pleased to hear he took the plunge and purchased a restored 28 tourer, from NSW, took delivery shortly after Easter, and promptly named it Hughie.
There are a few minor issues to be sorted out, but lets welcome Craig to the Chev clan, and hope he has many years of vintage motoring ahead.
Hughie is now a Tasmanian registered car and Craig recently learned that there are at least eight 1928 Chev Tourers in Tasmania, with about 5 of them on the road. So far he has seen 2 so far and is I’m hoping to do a bit of visiting over the next few weeks to see a couple more.
Below are a few pictures of Hughie (the now Tassie Chev) and Craig is currently looking for a 28 water pump if anyone down in the apple isle or mainland has one tucked away.
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