Monday, April 20, 2015

Another Australian 1928 Chevrolet - This ones a Roadster!!

Well a lovely email landed on my desk today from another Australian 1928 Chevrolet owner who acquired the old car from his father, this happen a bit from time to time and the email read like this - 
"Hi Grant , i just came across you blog about your 28 Chev.
Thank you so much, it brought back so many memories of my dad and I doing our 28 Chev Roadster. Same colour as yours !! So many similarities as well.
My Dad has passed, nearly 14 years now, but I still feel him with me everyday as i work on my toys. Our 28 is due for a redo soon and I sincerely hope my son XXXX will be interested in helping me.
We are from WA but moved to Hobart 8 years ago and I made sure i shipped our 28 out with us.
Again thanks for the blog, thanks for the inspiration boost. A few tears shed while reading it and in such a nice way.
My Dad was a motor engineer of the finest sort, started his apprenticeship in 1936 and worked his way up to director of Sydney Atkinson Motors the state distributor for Holden and GM. His passion was Buick but he loved his 28 Chevs "last of the fours, first of the four wheel brakes" he would comment ad nauseum.
Again all the best
Hope to catch up one day, maybe.

Mike also added this about his Chev
"PS; Mine is a commercial roadster, no dickie seat. Found it in Bedfordale, once an orchard, now a suburb in the Perth hills. All that was missing was the trunk lid, it had not been cut down like so many. The old Italian orchardist had simply plonked a water pump in the boot. we made a very basic boot lid for it and I must try and get some pics of an original."
"That's my Dad in the Dust coat. I still have those meters in my workshop and still use them."

Nice story and its a great car Mike, good luck with the resto and I will be in touch soon.
Cheers Grant Fowler