Car show 'a good cause'
From a 1953 International Harvester Metro transformed into a camper by Mike Snow of Blue Hill, above, to reconditioned, rebuilt and reproduced sports cars like this Reproduction 66 Cobra displayed by Blaise DeSibour, also of Blue Hill, the Sedgwick Volunteer Fire Department had them all at its 16th annual car show at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 8. The event raises funds that purchase necessary equipment for firefighters through admissions, concessions and a raffle that included 50 gallons of heating oil. Each year collectors and restorers from near and far bring their unique, rare, modified, vintage, antique, custom built, classic and modern automobiles to show off in Blue Hill, with attendees casting their votes for first, second and third place in separate classes and best of show.
The Car’s Name is Penny
Eric Carlson of Surry bought this 1963 Chevy Corvair in St. Louis, flew out and drove it home. Carlson has owned it since November of 2016 and uses it as his daily driver. Carlson say he has no plans to do any work on it, except to maintain it and drive it although he did mention that he may paint it at some point. He also says the car has a name, “Penny.”
Saved From Being Crushed
Phil Small of Blue Hill has owned his 1965 Mustang Fastback for 25 years. Small saved the car from being crushed and worked on it little by little over the years. The car still has its original engine which was sent out to be rebuilt. Small also had a five speed transmission installed by another mechanic.
A Reproduction ’66 Cobra
Blaise Desibour of Blue Hill shows his Reproduction 66 Cobra which he purchased in 2003. Desibour says the car was manufactured by a company in South Africa called Superformance. The owner needed to add the engine and transmission. Desibour had the work done in New Jersey.
A Bread Truck Turned Camper
Mike Snow of Blue Hill purchased this 1953 International Harvester Metro 7 years ago. This was originally a bread truck that had factory platform on the back, which was removed. When Snow found it, it was in poor shape and Snow restored it, adding a new floor and seats. He uses it as a camper.