This road trip was so spectacular and so epic the tale has be written in two parts. Well, it may not be THAT spectacular, but it will be presented in two parts. One to show the pictures of all the beautiful cars we saw and the second post about the lunch.
Pat and I have a friend from college named David. David spent his entire career working for the state legislature in California. He has always been a car nut since he was a teenager. In Callie he was able to satisfy his compulsion by restoring old ones. His specific fascination was with Airflows. This was the first car totally designed by data derived from a wind tunnel. It was manufactured by De Soto and Chrysler from 1934 through 1937. It was so advanced and so far ahead of its time, it nearly bankrupted the company. I will not begin to list all the innovations on these cars. Improvements in both aerodynamics and mechanics. David and his traveling companion Chandler have encyclopedic knowledge of these cars. They both belong to an airflow club and they were on their way to the clubs 50th show in Dayton, Ohio. Chandler is from Texas and they joined up in Amarillo and proceeded east. A mini convoy of beautiful old iron roaring down. I 40. Well, as the old sage said “a picture is worth 1000 words.” Now with that being said . Here are 10,000 beautiful words.