Letter From the Editor, August 2017

Friday night I attended the Oakboro Cruise-in. If you have never been to the Oakboro Cruise-in you should go to it sometime because it is a great time for all! It was a slightly rainy night on July 21st as a bunch of friends were sitting under my tent in the rain and telling story’s from the old days. Everyone has a good one too!

As we talked Jerry Crayton a great, great,  guy whips out this laminated invoice from Confederate Chevrolet in Albemarle N. C.  The story he was about to tell us blew all 7 of us sitting there away! The cool thing was looking at the original invoice from March 18th 1971. Jerry said he saw a 1966 Chevelle SS396 with 24 other cars sitting behind the old Confederate Chevrolet dealership in a fenced in area. In this area were cars that were re-possessed and or traded in over a period of time.  He also had worked at the dealership a few years prior to the dated invoice so he knew the owner and everyone there.

So he went to the manager and acquired about buying this SS396 Chevelle.  The sales manager said he would not sell this car because he wanted someone to make an offer on all 25 vehicles and sell them as a group. The 25 cars sitting in this fenced in area were purchased by Jerry  after had made an offer. The cars purchased that day are as follows:

  1. 1962 Ford 4 door sedan.  $50.00
  2. 1961 Ford $20.00
  3. 1960 Chevrolet $30.00
  4. 1967 Chevrolet $120.00
  5. 1956 Ford $20.00
  6. 1955 Chevrolet $20.00
  7. 1960 Pontiac $20.00
  8. 1961 Chevrolet $50.00
  9. 1964 Chevrolet $120.00
  10. 1963 Oldsmobile $20.00
  11. 1965 Chevrolet $120.00
  12. 1963 Pontiac $120.00
  13. 1962 Ford $100.00
  14. 1959 Buick $20.00
  15. 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 $445.00
  16. 1962 Rambler $20.00
  17. 1960 Chevrolet $50.00
  18. 1953 Ford $20.00
  19. 1960 Rambler $20.00
  20. 1962 Chevrolet Corvair $50.00
  21. 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396  ( Yes there are 2 on here!) $445.00
  22. 1960 Chevrolet $50.00
  23. 1965 Rambler $100.00
  24. 1966 Chevrolet Corvair $120.00
  25. 1963 Ford $50.00
WOW GRAND TOTAL $2200.00 FOR ALL 25!!!!    HOW WOULD YOU LIKE THAT DEAL TODAY?
Those were the days. I can remember buying my first car in 1973 and it was a 1964 Plymouth 2 door hard top for $40.00, and thought that was great, but I was only making $1.75 per hour working at a Sohio gas station in Lodi Ohio!
Talk to you later, have a great cruising month!   Bear out!