Atherton Men's Shed Cruise-In and Private Collectors: Classic Restos - Series 36

26 February 2018

Fletch heads to far North Queensland to Atherton at the Invitation of local auto wreckers Don & Leila Blanford to meet with a group of motoring enthusiasts at the Atherton Mens Shed Cruise-In for a BBQ and meet & greet. An impressive lineup of owners and their cars turn out for Fletch including:
> A fully customised '57 Chevy owned by Willie with crocodile skin interior and custom stereo
> Jim's 1963 EJ Holden Panel van that was purchased in Atherton in 1963 and undergone a full ground up restoration
>A special car is Jim's 1969 AMX Rambler, which is No 24 of only 24 assembled in Australia and a very collectible motor vehicle
Then it's off to visit private collector and local identity, Laurie at his purpose build shed with a diverse collection of vehicles procured over a lifetime, all in various stage of restoration including;
> 1922 Cadillac being rebuilding from scratch
> 1971 Imported Datsun 1600 Wagon
> 1974 XB GS Falcon Ute, a resto project
> 1930 Hupmobile sedan, mechanically sound but in need of a body restoration
> 1977 Holden LX Torana Hatchback
> Morris Minor 4 door, a long-term project
And one of Fletches Favourites;
>The legendary 1939 Buick Straight 8