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, June 23, 2013

Red Chev versus 1 degree frosty morning. Outcome Chev 1, Frost 0

This morning was a good opportunity to go for a coffee run down to the seaside suburb of Chelsea.
Only one problem, its 1 degrees outside, with frost and ice everywhere.

No problem for the Red Chev. The side curtains and hood, both made back in 1975 to the original factory specifications kept me as warm as toast on the inside, with a little help from the heat of the engine.

Just goes to show that even with 1928 technology you can still travel in comfort, if you have the right equipment.

No having to rug up with layer upon layer of clothing, no false bravado about not feeling the cold, just good old fashioned comfort.

If any one out there with a vintage Chev or any other make that has a hood and no side curtains, do yourself a favor.

Anyone out there without a hood, apart from your car not being fitted with the standard equipment, you should consider the benefits, if not enjoy the cold and the rain, and the wind. You deserve it.

The other alternative is to pack your vintage away for the winter until warmer days arrive.



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