In honor of the Niagara Frontier Region Nash Car Club of America meet & car show, being held today (Saturday) at noon in the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel in Batavia, here’s a shot of part of the AMC/Rambler section of the C.T.C. Auto Ranch, located just outside of Ft. Worth, Texas. My daughter Katie and I visited there last March, and much of the iron there would probably make the NCCA members drool — Ramblers, Marlins, Javelins, Hornets, Matadors — you name it, they had it! Here’s a link to the NCCA meet web page, in case you feel like going.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know
I hope that gaping hole in the windshield of this 1960 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan wasn’t caused by someone going through it. This is another photo taken by my daughter Katie, when we visited the C.T.C. Auto Ranch last month just outside of Ft. Worth, TX. Keen observers will notice the distinctive roof chrome of another ’60 Ford just over this one’s shoulder — this time a Galaxie Town Victoria (a four-door hardtop like the one pictured below), and more than one early ’60s Mercury Comet. Although the paint’s long-gone on this Fairlane 500, the sheet metal and a lot of the trim is still very usuable for someone’s restoration job. That windshield though, not so much. Here’s a full-sized Ford brochure link.
’60 Galaxie Town Victoria brochure cover art
— Jim Corbran, Y’all Auto Know
Yesterday’s photo from the Austin scrapyard is one of many I’ll be showing you from my recent trip to Texas. The more boring-looking shots were taken by me. Katie, my daughter and partner in crime on this trip, is the more artistic of us two, and she also took some photos which I’ll be using from time-to-time. Like this 1950 Buick Super Tourback sedan. The Tourback was a distinctive body style offered by Buick around this time — all it was was a more conventionally-shaped roofline and trunk compared to the Jetback Sedanet (which these days we’d refer to as a fastback). This beauty was photographed at the C.T.C. Auto Ranch, just outside of Fort Worth. It’s acres and acres of mostly post-war iron, and mostly American but there is a smattering of imports to be seen. I recommend it as a must-see if you’re ever in the area.
Jetback Sedanet brochure art
Here’s a Tourback with all the parts intact, also from the brochure