Its at the Central Church at 2005 Winchester Road in Collierville.It benefits the Special Olympics. Its a big show with 8000 people at last yrs show which raised $40,000 for the kids. Its put on by the Collierville Police Dept. Registration starts at 8 am & runs till noon.
The church is on Winchester between Houston Levee & Bailey Station. If you come in on 385 from Memphis take the Houston levee exit then turn left & go under 385 Just follow it to Winchester & turn right. You will be within a block of the church. They had 400 cars & bikes last yr.
I went to the show today. It was great. It had all types & yrs of cars & trucks It had almost 400 entries. Elvis was there too. At least he looked & sang a lot like Elvis.LOL I'm plum wornout from walking around the show. Its still going so ya'll get on out there & check it out.
I took my two kids there after soccer practice/games. There was only one Ford truck that I was interested in when we got there. It was a 67 and it was really nice. There were several older Ford trucks with Cheby engines in them so I didn't really pay attention. Someone that puts a 350 in a 53 F100 really should be shot at sunrise and hung at sunset. There was a fine collection of Broncos that showed extreme attention to detail and were truly imperssive. The line of old T-birds really made me want one. The only problem is would I want a 50's or 60's. My kids and I really had a great time at the show - so if you had a car there thanks and if you didn't what about next year? Unless you think GM engines belong in a Ford Truck.
The reason most people put the chevies in the old trucks is they fit best with the chevyII frontends many people use in them. I'd use one if I was building a old truck. a 350 is a good motor.Did you see the red Model A with the 302 Ford in it near the church. Thats a friend of mines. The 2 stangs near the trees by the Tbirds are my bosses. The blue one & the silver fastback. I'd love to have the fastback. A friend of mine owns the red bronco on the end away from the church. Its one clean early bronco. I had a blast at the show but I'm not brand loyal. I look for detail & quality of workmanship instead of brand at a show like this one.
I saw the silver fastback Mustang and it was great. I am not getting on anyone for their engine choice, I just feel that the engine should match the truck. I wouldn't put a 429 SCJ in a Cuda but it might be fun to put one in a F100. It was a great show and no one wanted money to come in. The food was cheap - my son eats more than the rest of the family put together so that was good. We just got there a little late and I think about half of the people had left already. Yeah, we donated to SO. The weather could not have been better and my son loved the Barney Fife police car.
I know you were joking about the motor choice. The reason I posted is the answer most builders give me when I ask why they use the Chevy motor in their Ford street rods. You should see the Shades of the Past Tour. The last one I saw had over 200 pre 1949 cars & trucks. Only 2 of the Fords there had Ford motors. The rest had SB Chevys.