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Sully Virtual Car Show: This is “Gray Lady,” Clem Clement's former 1929 Packard model 633, seven-passenger touring sedan...
06/19/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: This is “Gray Lady,” Clem Clement's former 1929 Packard model 633, seven-passenger touring sedan. It's shown here at the Fairfax Station Christmas Model Train and Old Car Show. She's also showed at Sully several times. On her first outing, she won a second place in her class. Clem says she was a thrill to drive, and even more exciting to work on and to find correct parts.

Sully Virtual Car Show: This is “Gray Lady,” Clem Clement's former 1929 Packard model 633, seven-passenger touring sedan. It's shown here at the Fairfax Station Christmas Model Train and Old Car Show. She's also showed at Sully several times. On her first outing, she won a second place in her class. Clem says she was a thrill to drive, and even more exciting to work on and to find correct parts.

Sully Virtual Car Show: This Thunderbird is a 1961 model that Warren and Peggy Hayes have owned since 1978. It has an un...
06/19/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: This Thunderbird is a 1961 model that Warren and Peggy Hayes have owned since 1978. It has an unusual, swing-away steering wheel that was only available early in the first two years of production. It was an option, and not many people wanted to spend the money for it at that time.
The Hayes have been displaying Ford Thunderbirds at Sully since moving to Virginia in 1980. They belong to the Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club and have received numerous awards at Sully. https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Sully Virtual Car Show: This Thunderbird is a 1961 model that Warren and Peggy Hayes have owned since 1978. It has an unusual, swing-away steering wheel that was only available early in the first two years of production. It was an option, and not many people wanted to spend the money for it at that time.
The Hayes have been displaying Ford Thunderbirds at Sully since moving to Virginia in 1980. They belong to the Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club and have received numerous awards at Sully. https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Work is scheduled to begin Monday to convert the existing soccer field at Holladay Field Park in McLean to synthetic tur...
06/19/2021

Work is scheduled to begin Monday to convert the existing soccer field at Holladay Field Park in McLean to synthetic turf. Crews will also install stormwater and drainage features and other site improvements. It’s expected to be completed in October. https://bit.ly/3gr6wNA

Work is scheduled to begin Monday to convert the existing soccer field at Holladay Field Park in McLean to synthetic turf. Crews will also install stormwater and drainage features and other site improvements. It’s expected to be completed in October. https://bit.ly/3gr6wNA

Sully Virtual Car Show: This 1931 Town Sedan is owned by Bill Sims. The car was previously owned by a postman who drove ...
06/19/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: This 1931 Town Sedan is owned by Bill Sims. The car was previously owned by a postman who drove a rural delivery route around Marshall, Va., in the 1970s. It earned its nickname, “Blaze,” on a club outing to the Northern Neck of Virginia when it started a fire in a corn field. In 2018, it caught fire in Rock Creek Park and is currently being restored. It was shown at Sully from 1994-2017.
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Sully Virtual Car Show: This 1931 Town Sedan is owned by Bill Sims. The car was previously owned by a postman who drove a rural delivery route around Marshall, Va., in the 1970s. It earned its nickname, “Blaze,” on a club outing to the Northern Neck of Virginia when it started a fire in a corn field. In 2018, it caught fire in Rock Creek Park and is currently being restored. It was shown at Sully from 1994-2017.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxstrong #sullycarshow #antiquecars #antiquecar #carshows #classiccar #classiccars #vintagecar #oldcar #oldcars #townsedan

Sully Virtual Car Show: The triple 29. When Wayne Parker was 29 years old he bought a 1929 Tudor that was a basket case....
06/19/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: The triple 29. When Wayne Parker was 29 years old he bought a 1929 Tudor that was a basket case. He and his best friend, Bill Condon, collected parts for the next 29 years. At Sully Car show one year, Bill told Wayne that he either needed to put the Tudor together or he needed to sell it to him. They worked on it for the next 13 months, and now Wayne has a 1929 Model A Tudor that has won first place at every local and national car show in which it has been judged.
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Sully Virtual Car Show: The triple 29. When Wayne Parker was 29 years old he bought a 1929 Tudor that was a basket case. He and his best friend, Bill Condon, collected parts for the next 29 years. At Sully Car show one year, Bill told Wayne that he either needed to put the Tudor together or he needed to sell it to him. They worked on it for the next 13 months, and now Wayne has a 1929 Model A Tudor that has won first place at every local and national car show in which it has been judged.
https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Sully Virtual Car Show: Sharon Parker purchased this 1963 Chevy Impala SS from the car corral at the Hershey Car Show. I...
06/19/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: Sharon Parker purchased this 1963 Chevy Impala SS from the car corral at the Hershey Car Show. In her words, "I was specifically looking for a nice car with a manual transmission. This beauty caught my eye, and with its 327 4-speed, it checked all the boxes. Whenever I drive this to a car show and Wayne (Parker) drives one of the Model A's, I tell him I'll just meet him there. Trying to follow an "A" going 45 miles an hour just doesn't work for me. It looks great and runs beautifully."
https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Sully Virtual Car Show: Sharon Parker purchased this 1963 Chevy Impala SS from the car corral at the Hershey Car Show. In her words, "I was specifically looking for a nice car with a manual transmission. This beauty caught my eye, and with its 327 4-speed, it checked all the boxes. Whenever I drive this to a car show and Wayne (Parker) drives one of the Model A's, I tell him I'll just meet him there. Trying to follow an "A" going 45 miles an hour just doesn't work for me. It looks great and runs beautifully."
https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Sully Virtual Car Show: Our 1928 Model AR Ford was professionally restored by a Ford Dealer in Peoria, IL in 1960. It wa...
06/18/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: Our 1928 Model AR Ford was professionally restored by a Ford Dealer in Peoria, IL in 1960. It was sold to a Ford Company Representative on the East Coast who sold it to my father’s friend.
On December 2, 1977, the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Model A Ford, my father had the honor of riding in the car with his friend on NBC Good Morning America. Shortly thereafter, his friend passed away, and my father purchased the car.
According to the serial number, both the body and the chassis were built in March 1928. The engine was rebuilt by Sears Roebuck. Shortly after my father got the car, he realized it would have to be updated by changing the multiple disk clutch and the power house generator just as Henry Ford would do later in production.
My father, Dan Ungar, and my mother Trudy lived in New Jersey and drove the car on numerous local and national tours. In 2003, they drove the car to Detroit, MI to celebrate Ford’s 100th anniversary. Because it was a rare early model, it was displayed in a special field area with other unique models.
My husband, Jeff Stubin, and I trailered the car home to Virginia in June 2019 and are looking forward to enjoying it in the future.
- Donna Stubin
https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Sully Virtual Car Show: Our 1928 Model AR Ford was professionally restored by a Ford Dealer in Peoria, IL in 1960. It was sold to a Ford Company Representative on the East Coast who sold it to my father’s friend.
On December 2, 1977, the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Model A Ford, my father had the honor of riding in the car with his friend on NBC Good Morning America. Shortly thereafter, his friend passed away, and my father purchased the car.
According to the serial number, both the body and the chassis were built in March 1928. The engine was rebuilt by Sears Roebuck. Shortly after my father got the car, he realized it would have to be updated by changing the multiple disk clutch and the power house generator just as Henry Ford would do later in production.
My father, Dan Ungar, and my mother Trudy lived in New Jersey and drove the car on numerous local and national tours. In 2003, they drove the car to Detroit, MI to celebrate Ford’s 100th anniversary. Because it was a rare early model, it was displayed in a special field area with other unique models.
My husband, Jeff Stubin, and I trailered the car home to Virginia in June 2019 and are looking forward to enjoying it in the future.
- Donna Stubin
https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Sully Virtual Car Show: 1956 Thunderbird. Albert (Ray) Miller Jr. is a member of the Classic Thunderbird Club Internatio...
06/18/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: 1956 Thunderbird. Albert (Ray) Miller Jr. is a member of the Classic Thunderbird Club International and affiliated with the local Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club. He has participated in the Sully Car Show several years. He purchased this car in 2014 from a Connecticut restoration facility. It was on consignment from a local family that had inherited it. The car was in fairly good shape with relatively low mileage. According to the invoice, it was originally sold by a dealer in Long Beach, CA. The car had been painted and at least partially restored about 18-20 years earlier, but it was clear (to Ray) that it was time for new paint. He had it stripped down to bare metal, minor bodywork performed, and new paint applied in early 2015. Along with a few minor maintenance issues, he had air conditioning, an auxiliary cooling fan, and an alternator installed. This T-Bird has the original 312 V-8 engine and automatic transmission. He drives the car, weather permitting, at least 2-3 times a month, having added about 10,000 miles since 2014. https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Sully Virtual Car Show: 1956 Thunderbird. Albert (Ray) Miller Jr. is a member of the Classic Thunderbird Club International and affiliated with the local Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club. He has participated in the Sully Car Show several years. He purchased this car in 2014 from a Connecticut restoration facility. It was on consignment from a local family that had inherited it. The car was in fairly good shape with relatively low mileage. According to the invoice, it was originally sold by a dealer in Long Beach, CA. The car had been painted and at least partially restored about 18-20 years earlier, but it was clear (to Ray) that it was time for new paint. He had it stripped down to bare metal, minor bodywork performed, and new paint applied in early 2015. Along with a few minor maintenance issues, he had air conditioning, an auxiliary cooling fan, and an alternator installed. This T-Bird has the original 312 V-8 engine and automatic transmission. He drives the car, weather permitting, at least 2-3 times a month, having added about 10,000 miles since 2014. https://bit.ly/2Vb8DdI

Sully Virtual Car Show: This 1957 Thunderbird has been owned by Warren and Peggy Hayes since 1977. It is a rare Azure Bl...
06/18/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: This 1957 Thunderbird has been owned by Warren and Peggy Hayes since 1977. It is a rare Azure Blue color, which is a 1958 color on a 1957 car. This came about because Ford was phasing out the '57 model and replacing it with a new 1958 style. Only several hundred were painted with this color, and only about 120 are known to exist. Warren and Peggy have been displaying Thunderbirds at Sully since 1980. They are members of the Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club, and their cars have received numerous awards at Sully.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxstrong #sullycarshow #antiquecars #antiquecar #carshows #classiccar #classiccars #vintagecar #oldcar #oldcars #thunderbird #fordthunderbird

Sully Virtual Car Show: This 1957 Thunderbird has been owned by Warren and Peggy Hayes since 1977. It is a rare Azure Blue color, which is a 1958 color on a 1957 car. This came about because Ford was phasing out the '57 model and replacing it with a new 1958 style. Only several hundred were painted with this color, and only about 120 are known to exist. Warren and Peggy have been displaying Thunderbirds at Sully since 1980. They are members of the Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club, and their cars have received numerous awards at Sully.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxstrong #sullycarshow #antiquecars #antiquecar #carshows #classiccar #classiccars #vintagecar #oldcar #oldcars #thunderbird #fordthunderbird

Sully Virtual Car Show: This is a Mercury 4-door convertible sedan, one of 970 built in 1940, the only year of Mercury's...
06/18/2021

Sully Virtual Car Show: This is a Mercury 4-door convertible sedan, one of 970 built in 1940, the only year of Mercury's four-door convertible sedan. This car has showed at Sully three times. Here is her story:

In spring 1956, fraternity brother Jack Judson and I were walking to downtown Hoboken, NJ, for Sunday dinner. We passed a forlorn pile of tired metal and rags topped with a painter’s canvas, dirty, musty smelling, with four bald tires. Jack suggested buying it for a fraternity staff car. Twenty-five dollars borrowed from somewhere and I made the first major purchase of my life. I named her 40MERC. We pushed her back to the Delta Shelter, a great location, standing in the way of progress. Daddy later towed her home to Woodbury, New Jersey, and my best friend and I worked on the Merc every day for 3 weeks that June. We learned about getting the clutch in wrong, installing a ‘49 Merc engine, anti-chatter rods, and sore hands. Daddy passed that August, and I leaned hard on the 40Merc to vent. Soon after, Mother said the Mercury had to go so she could rent the space for $10 a month.
Next came college and a 23-year U.S. Air Force career that included tours and long military flights in Alaska that spawned talks about stateside girls and old cars. After service, I returned to New Jersey determined to find the Mercury. No one knew where it had gone. As a last resort, I wrote her a letter in the antique car magazine Hemming’s Motor News.
She answered me.
Bob, her owner, and his family had fully restored the Mercury into better-than-new glory, and she had won many awards. On Aug. 22, 2017, exactly 61 years after my father’s passing, that 40Merc returned to me. It now sleeps in our garage, and I tingle with the thrill of it all, thankful to all involved.
--Clem Clement https://bit.ly/2YPKL2R
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxstrong #sullycarshow #antiquecars #antiquecar #carshows #classiccar #classiccars #vintagecar #oldcar #oldcars

Sully Virtual Car Show: This is a Mercury 4-door convertible sedan, one of 970 built in 1940, the only year of Mercury's four-door convertible sedan. This car has showed at Sully three times. Here is her story:

In spring 1956, fraternity brother Jack Judson and I were walking to downtown Hoboken, NJ, for Sunday dinner. We passed a forlorn pile of tired metal and rags topped with a painter’s canvas, dirty, musty smelling, with four bald tires. Jack suggested buying it for a fraternity staff car. Twenty-five dollars borrowed from somewhere and I made the first major purchase of my life. I named her 40MERC. We pushed her back to the Delta Shelter, a great location, standing in the way of progress. Daddy later towed her home to Woodbury, New Jersey, and my best friend and I worked on the Merc every day for 3 weeks that June. We learned about getting the clutch in wrong, installing a ‘49 Merc engine, anti-chatter rods, and sore hands. Daddy passed that August, and I leaned hard on the 40Merc to vent. Soon after, Mother said the Mercury had to go so she could rent the space for $10 a month.
Next came college and a 23-year U.S. Air Force career that included tours and long military flights in Alaska that spawned talks about stateside girls and old cars. After service, I returned to New Jersey determined to find the Mercury. No one knew where it had gone. As a last resort, I wrote her a letter in the antique car magazine Hemming’s Motor News.
She answered me.
Bob, her owner, and his family had fully restored the Mercury into better-than-new glory, and she had won many awards. On Aug. 22, 2017, exactly 61 years after my father’s passing, that 40Merc returned to me. It now sleeps in our garage, and I tingle with the thrill of it all, thankful to all involved.
--Clem Clement https://bit.ly/2YPKL2R
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxstrong #sullycarshow #antiquecars #antiquecar #carshows #classiccar #classiccars #vintagecar #oldcar #oldcars

Welcome to the annual Sully Historic Site Antique Car Show. This year, it's online! All weekend long we'll be displaying...
06/18/2021

Welcome to the annual Sully Historic Site Antique Car Show. This year, it's online! All weekend long we'll be displaying classic cars that woud have spent their weekend on display at Sully. This is a 1931 Ford Roadster purchased by Gilbert Beckner in 2002 from the owner of a paint and body shop in Manchester, NH. A Model A restorer put the seller and buyer together. This car had been in a private museum since the early 1950s, and Beckner says best estimates placed the mileage at around 40,000. The car was restored in Manchester. The end product is simply stunning. Beckner told us "I will always be grateful to him (John, the contact in Manchester) for getting me the exact car I had admired as a kid when I built my first Model A Roadster from a Hubley kit. I now get to show it at the Sully Antique Car Show which I first visited nearly 35 years ago with my children."
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxstrong #sullycarshow #antiquecars #antiquecar #carshows #classiccar #classiccars #vintagecar #classiccarsofinstagram #oldcar #oldcars #roadster #fordroadster

Welcome to the annual Sully Historic Site Antique Car Show. This year, it's online! All weekend long we'll be displaying classic cars that woud have spent their weekend on display at Sully. This is a 1931 Ford Roadster purchased by Gilbert Beckner in 2002 from the owner of a paint and body shop in Manchester, NH. A Model A restorer put the seller and buyer together. This car had been in a private museum since the early 1950s, and Beckner says best estimates placed the mileage at around 40,000. The car was restored in Manchester. The end product is simply stunning. Beckner told us "I will always be grateful to him (John, the contact in Manchester) for getting me the exact car I had admired as a kid when I built my first Model A Roadster from a Hubley kit. I now get to show it at the Sully Antique Car Show which I first visited nearly 35 years ago with my children."
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxstrong #sullycarshow #antiquecars #antiquecar #carshows #classiccar #classiccars #vintagecar #classiccarsofinstagram #oldcar #oldcars #roadster #fordroadster

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