- Written by webmin
How many of us would love to stumble across a field of collectible cars like this? Each of them in ready-to-drive condition, no less?
The picture came from a friend of mine who snapped it upon arrival at the AACA Hershey meet in 1969. At that time, the majority of the car show and swap meet was located on the east side of what has become known as the old stadium (a roller coaster and a few buildings occupy that old Blue Field). This camera’s lens is pointed west, and those trees just a few rows behind the lead car used to line the main drive into the parking lot. As a point of reference, beyond the trees is overflow parking – that area has since been paved over and is now the Chocolate North Field (in fact, ground breaking for Chocolate World had yet to occur). Who would have thought 42 years ago that this field of daily drivers could conceivably return to the famed meet, this time in the car corral? It reminds me of how we view today’s daily drivers, as well as the oft-asked question “What’s will the next generation view as a worthy collectible?” I’m sure that 42 years ago the owners of these cars were asking the same question.
So while you ponder that deep thought, how many cars can you identify?