Bensenville Cruise Night 9-19-2012 post

1970 Olds 4-4-2

1970 Olds Cutlass 4-4-2

Even though the car show is winding down and sunset gets earlier and earlier, Bensenville had a great event with almost 100 cars and the band, Calienteplaying the Soulful Sounds of Old School with a Latin Groove“; YouTube videos of some of the songs they covered are at this link. And here is my teaser gallery.

1965 Pontiac GTO

1965 Pontiac GTO

Bill purchased this black 1965 Pontiac GTO in June 1965 and has owned it ever since. He had no idea he’d keep it ‘in perpetuity’ so he eschewed undercoating “Why, for the next guy?”, FM radio .. “there’s nothing on FM”. The car had a 389 V-8 with a 4 barrel carburetor. He didn’t get power steering or power brakes although he did add power brakes and tri-power and AM/FM radio. His dad had bought a ’63 Pontiac at Star Pontiac so that was Bill’s first stop when it cam to trading his 1962 Ford; they gave him the best deal of a large number of other Pontiac stores. They car was delivered with no air cleaner and when he went back, they found one from a ’64 Pontiac; Bill found the right one later at a swap meet. His wife drove it but when it quit on her at Diversey and Laramie, she said ‘never again’.
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1958 Chevrolet Impala

1958 Chevrolet Impala

Bruce had a white 1958 Chevy with a green interior and he traded it in on 1964 Chevy Super Sport. But before he took delivery, he was drafted into the Army so he cancelled the Super Sport. Bruce has always wanted another ’58 so his wife and three daughters cooked up a scheme and bought this car from someone in Arkansas for his 58th birthday; hence this is ‘the birthday car’. They parked this Chevy at a Lombard Cruise night 12 years ago and the whole family took him to the event. They started opening the trunk and the doors while he said “don’t touch someone else’s car”. His wife said, the keys are in it, it’s for you ‘Happy Birthday’. So everyone at Lombard Cruise nightknows this is the birthday car.

Teaser photo gallery

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Music I heard at Bensenville

(Back Jack) Do It Again by Steely Dan
Evil Ways by Santana
What’s Going On by Marvie Gaye
Fly Like An Eagle by The Steve Miller Band
This Masquerede by George Benson
Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana


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