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Robin (UK)

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  1. Haha. We'd love to, but it'd be a very long drive!
  2. Absolutely. You'll be very welcome. I'll drop you a DM.
  3. Hi All, Our P-15 Picnic will take place in the UK on 22nd and 23rd April. The event is organised by, and for, owners of 1946-1948 Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler cars but all classics are welcome. Owners can also come along without their cars. If anyone fancies a laid-back weekend with a bunch of great people, a group of fabulous cars and a visit to a major Motor Musem, you'll be very welcome. We hope to see some of you there. To help with our planning, please let us know if you're thinking of joining us. Thanks.
  4. Please come and join us at our P-15 Picnic in the UK... you'll be very welcome. We'll set a date for 2023 soon.
  5. 75 years ago today, a red Plymouth convertible rolled off the line in Detroit. Delivered to Gettysburg Motors in Pennsylvania, it stayed in the same town until 2004 when I imported it to the UK. Still beautiful, but certainly no powder puff, last weekend it was put through its paces at Prescott Hill Climb.
  6. There were 11 factory colors for P15s. 10 are shown on this chart. Add black for #11. Looks like yours in Kenwood Green. Charlotte Ivory and Sumac Red were 'convertible only' colors.
  7. I'm talking about the new movie. Here's a trailer. The D24 can be seen at 1:48
  8. I definitely saw a D24 in an early '50s Memphis scene. I think it popped up twice. But was there also a red P15 convertible with a white top? Kerbside, in one of the high angle shots. Has anyone spotted the same cars, or know whose cars were used in the movie?
  9. Robin (UK)

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    Just did a 500 mile round trip to run my car at the VHRA Hot Rod Races. It's a P15, running a 218 with dual carbs and an ali head. Transmission is OD with a 3.90 rear end. Fuel consumption was approx 20 miles per US gallon for the whole round trip. Driving hard, at approx 70-75mph on the way out, cost about 5% compared to the return at about 60mph.
  10. I think that's a 1954 Dodge Kingsway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Kingsway
  11. This sure looks like a lot of fun. I wish I could join you but I'm not sure my car could swim that far! 😎 Looking forward to seeing reports and photos. Here's a picture from last year's P-15 Picnic in the UK...
  12. I've always liked the look of that car. Here are a couple of 1950s pictures of a P15 convertible with the same Pontiac tail lights, and it's also nosed and decked, with bobbed hood trim, shaved fender trim and sombrero caps, all similar to the Alexander coupe. I've also attached a photo of an unknown coupe, again taken in the 1950s. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
  13. Hey Snippy, This will be really useful information for convertible owners, so please share your experiences over on this facebook group. P15 Convertibles Thanks.
  14. Lots of people staying over at the Aviator but we've been told that group dinner can't be reserved although they will try to seat us near each other. I'll check in with them again and see what we can do. We'll certainly set a time to meet for drinks before (and after) dinner.
  15. We are looking forward to welcoming our MoPar buddies to the P-15 Picnic, after a two-year gap...
  16. We realise that, for most people on this Forum, the P-15 Picnic USA will be a little more local - and we'd encourage you to support Mark and Greg and join them at their great event in NY in September. But if you're UK-based, here are details of our own event, which will be returning to the location of the very first P-15 Picnic, held way back in 2015. All classic car and truck owners are welcome to join us, with our without your vehicles. We hope to see as many of you as possible on the day. If you're planning to come along, please drop me a PM with your contact info and we'll keep you updated. The P-15 Picnic 2021 Sywell Aviation Museum, NN6 0BN Sunday 3rd October 10.00am – 4.00pm Sywell's historic aerodrome is the perfect location, with its art deco bar and restaurant in the original 1930s airfield clubhouse. The award winning museum is usually closed in October but will be opened especially for us on the day (free admission, but please donate generously). If you fancy treating yourselves to a weekend away, or just an overnight stay, the aerodrome’s magnificent art deco-styled Aviator Hotel has rooms available. For room and/or dinner reservations, call 01604 642111.
  17. Welcome Chris, There are a whole bunch of us postwar Chrysler fans in the UK. I will drop you a private message. Hope to meet you and your Highlander sometime soon. Robin
  18. Welcome Billy. Rosy's cousin lives over here in the UK, with me...
  19. They are out there, if you search hard. For info, here are some pictures from my 'archive': 1. 1941 Buick (OEM) 2. Flo Wings (plain) 3. Flo Wings (fake Ford) 4 Jet Wings (Custom) 5. Unknown trims 6. Page from Eastern Auto Supply catalog, 1949
  20. Thanks Frank. The spears are '41 Buick items. They were very popular with customisers in the '40s and early 50s. Check out Harry Westergard's custom builds and you'll see them on a lot of his cars. The trims became so popular, repro pressed steel versions were made and sold as 'Flo-Wings' and 'Jet-Wings'. A few period pictures attached...
  21. Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones clearly had a smaller marketing budget than Zippo!
  22. 6.00x16 Firestone bias plys on original Plymouth rims. I've been very happy with the handling. And the look, with the pie-crust edge, is just perfect. Available with wide whitewall or plain black sidewall.
  23. Your fenders are correct. I fitted steel skirts on my car but when I got them they were too flat (like you describe) so I took them to a panel man and had the rear faces re-shaped, to hug the fender. Couple of pictures attached. Hope they help.
  24. Hmm. Maybe you're right... 😎
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