Ask anyone, “What’s your favorite car?” and you’ll probably get as many different answers as there are cars. Some things never change. Some of us drive a car like Dad owned. Remember that old Ford Dad had? It started every cold morning all winter long and that was before block heaters! Uncle Phil always drove a Buick and Uncle Ed a Hudson, etc.
Cars come and go, some never to return. This year’s Townsend Fall Fest Car Show will pay tribute to “Orphan Cars” - cars which are no longer made. Hudson, Nash, Studebaker, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Mercury, Crosby, Packard, and Tucker are just a few which are no longer manufactured.
It’s doubtful that anyone knows precisely how many would-be automakers came and went before WWI. After WWII more auto companies merged or went out of business. “Hey, that Hudson looks like a Nash!” Hudson did merge with Nash Kelvinator in 1954 and then American Motors was formed. They later dropped both names and focused on Rambler.
My Grandfather once told me, “When anything is going on, I can always take my old Whippet. It’s the kind of car that I know will get me there and back”.
We are hoping to have lots of “Orphan Cars”, along with all of your other favorite classics, at our Townsend Fall Fest Car Show on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Registration begins at 7:00 am and runs until noon. Awards are presented at 4:00 pm.
Music will be provided again by DJ Ben Juvan who will be playing the old time tunes everyone seems to enjoy. See you there! If you have any questions, contact Jerry Rodacker at 266-3028.
To view a gallery of classic "Orphan Cars" click on Orphan Cars
To view a gallery of Townsend Fall Fest Car Show Post Cards through Time click on Post Cards
(Note the "Orphan Cars" pictured in this article and featured in the Orphan Cars Gallery are images submitted to us by various car clubs. They are NOT necessarily going to appear at the Townsend Fall Fest Car Show -- although we are sure there will be many beautiful orphan cars at the 2016 Fall Fest Car Show).