The Clifton Lions Club presents its 15th annual Labor Day Car Show in Clifton, VA. Mike Matune brings us highlights.
Benefiting local charities, the show has become a staple on the Washington, D.C. area car calendar. Here the Fairfax County Police Color guard presents the colors at mid-day. From the buildings in the background, you get an idea of the show’s setting in historic Clifton, about 25 miles West of Washington. In addition to cars, the show featured live music and a Chili Challenge for cuisine aficionados.
Phil Murray’s ’39 Ford, top, powered by a “built” Flathead is a dynamite example of an old-school hot rod. Coupe retains its original lines, trim and feel. It’s a flashback to hot rodding’s golden era.
Not sure if this is a finished “Rat Rod” or a work in progress, but either way this ‘60 Cadillac, below, is incredibly detailed. Powered by a supercharged and turbocharged diesel and fitted with an elaborate air ride suspension, its bodywork includes a louvered windshield visor, folding sunroof, suicide rear doors and extra, but well integrated, fins. Greg Bastion of Dirty Hands Choppers owns it. http://www.dirtyhandschoppers.com/index2.html
Words & photos: M. M. “Mike” Matune, Jr.
For more information about the Clifton, VA Lions Club, please visit http://www.clcv.clubexpress.com/