Gilmore Heritage / Farmers Market Auto Show

Gilmore Heritage / Farmers Market Auto Show

This year’s twenty-third annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show was titled, “Fantastic Fins, Cars of 1957.” Cars of 1957 on display included a Dodge station wagon, a Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, and a Thunderbird, alongside an eclectic mix from different eras, both stock and custom. Perfectly preserved classics competed for eyeballs with a such oddities as a sleeper Studebaker Conestoga station wagon hot rod.

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Mercury D-524 1955

Mercury D-524 1955

Concept cars are usually created to dazzle the public with things-to-come that often fail to arrive. But others, like Ford’s D-524, are meant for internal scrutiny only, built to develop new engineering advances behind closed doors. Ironically, the D-524 later rose to quite public fame as a movie and television star. 

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