Why do I get the feeling a post about a 1955 Chevy could possibly spark a heated debate between Ford and Chevrolet fans? For the record, I am not loyal to either manufacturer, just loyal to awesome looking cars!
On September 13th, my family and I spent a very warm afternoon in the surprisingly entertaining Hutchinson, Kansas. Most of the afternoon was spent at the Hutchinson mall, which was hosting a car show when we arrived. I have been to very few car shows in my life, so I was surprised to see 20 - 30 cars parked inside the mall.
There were a variety of makes and models for just about every car enthusiast, and yes, Ford also had a strong presence at the show (see photos below). I personally like the car that looks like Dr. Frankenstein attempted to combine a car, rat, cheese and grenade into one bad to the bone hot rod—mission accomplished!
Despite the fact it is covered in pink, the 1955 Chevy was the apple of my camera's eye. This car is just plain awesome! I love everything from the excellent paint job to the ultra shiny chrome bumper and trim. I have always preferred newer cars, such as 2015 Ferrari's and Lamborghini's, but I would gladly welcome this Chevy into my garage.
A few interesting facts about the 1955 Chevy. First and foremost, this puppy came with an option for an overhead valve V8 (265 cubic inches) engine. This beast packs a significant amount of horsepower for a car engine produced during the 50's. It also came with options we now take for granted, options such as air conditioning, power windows, power steering and power brakes.
I enjoyed spending time looking at the craftsmanship and artwork that went into making this classic vehicle. Not only does the 55 Chevy look amazing, it also looks like it could plow through a brick wall without a scratch. There is no doubt, our grandparents knew how to build vehicles that last.
When I came home for the summer after my first year of college, I told my mother that my best friend and I were driving to California. She laughed out loud - 2,000 miles in a what? Well, my best friend had an old Chevy. What could go wrong?
~ Jane Smiley
Camera Settings and Edits
- Photograph name: Chevy
- Camera Model: Canon EOS Rebel T5i
- Shutter Speed: 1/60
- Aperture: f/4
- ISO: 100
- Lens: 28-105mm L
- Focal Length: 45 mm
- Image Quality: RAW
- White Balance: Auto
- External Flash: N/A