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Today I went off to a car show in Lancaster, PA. The weather was nice, the show was big, and I wandered. What struck me this time (I do attend quite a few car shows) is how much I enjoy seeing the logotypes, name badges, and other identifications on these cars. While all are indicative of the time they were created some transcend that and become iconic symbols for those past eras. I’m sure people thought I was crazy taking close up images of a fender or a bumper while roaming about and I probably am. So, without further ado, here are some pictures to evaluate my mental health by.

  1. Chito Limson
    September 15, 2011, 7:12 pm

    Did you see a GTO “Judge” 454 in the exhibit, Tom? We had that car in the early 70s (maroon or burgundy). Seeing the ‘Cuda reminded me of it.

    1. TAO
      September 15, 2011, 7:24 pm

      I see GTOs often at car shows but they didn’t have a GTO in this museum on display. The Judge was a fun model but had a 455 in it as an option. The 454 was a Chevy engine and would not have been in one unless they sold a hybrid out your way.

      1. Chito Limson
        September 16, 2011, 5:04 pm

        Then a 455 it was. Easy to get confused in those specs unless one is as well versed as you are. I just recall that gas was cheap and the Judge used a lot of it.