"Little deuce coupe, you don't know what I've got"

Enjoy an armchair tour of the Rye Lions car show

Jim Cerny, story and photographs

The Rye Lions Club held their annual car show on Sunday, September 21, at Parsons Field in Rye Center. For an admission of only $3 you could see approximately 280 cars. There was something for every car fan, from beautifully restored antiques, to hot rods, to muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s era. Lions Club organizer, Arthur Ditto, says that the proceeds are put back into the community in a variety of ways, such as college scholarships.

Flames on the hood of a 1932 Ford deuce coupe.

The weather cooperated, with mild sunny conditions, and I spent two hours making a leisurely circuit of the grounds. What follows is a small sample of cars that caught my eye and lens, organized according to the age of the car (with a few exceptions).

Whenever you see this logo, you can click to see a larger version of the image. Just click your browser's BACK button to continue reading in the article. In this first example it shows a billy goat that was a minor petting attraction.

1928 Ford.

1934 Ford coupe.

1929 Ford sedan.

1930 Ford sedan.

1930 Ford Model A roadster.

1930 Ford Model A interior.

1931 Ford woody wagon.

1933 Chrysler imperial.

1931 Ford truck, the first motorized fire equipment in Rye.

1932 Ford "deuce coupe" owned by Jon Watkins. It's the three-window model with suicide doors.

The hot rod replacement for the original V8 "flat head mill" that came with the Ford deuce coup.

1933 Ford coupe engine.

1933 Ford coupe interior.

1934 Ford yellow coupe.

Engine in the 1934 Ford coupe.

1940 Ford opera coupe.

1940 Ford opera engine.

1949 Ford tractor.

1949 Ford tractor engine.

1951 Mercury coupe, reminiscent of James Dean's Mercury driven in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause".

1960 Corvette, reminiscent of Tod and Buz with their Corvette in the television show "Route 66".

1966 Chevelle engine with blower (supercharger).

1969 Chevelle engine with blower (supercharger).

October, 2008