If it is spring, it must be time for the annual John Knox Village Antique and Classic Car Show.
More than 40 classics, from a 1928 Ford Model A to a 1995 Chevy Corvette, were on display around Furman Square and Lake Maggie at the Pompano Beach life plan continuing care community, this past March.
There certainly was a car on display that could harken back memories to your first drive, first date or maybe just an automobile you always admired and wished you could own. For me, those cars also conjured up music from my teen years. As a baby boomer, I grew up listening to the surf and car songs of the sixties: Little Deuce Coupe by The Beach Boys, G.T.O. by Danny and The Daytonas and Hey Little Cobra by the Rip Chords. I remembered those lyrics by the Beach Boys, “And we’ll have fun, fun, fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away.”
It’s that connection with nostalgia, memories of simpler times, and the camaraderie of friends, who share a common interest that makes antique and classic car collecting so popular.
David Thomson’s Model A
David Thomson and his wife Janet have been living at John Knox Village for about four years. He owns a blue 1928 Ford Model A, which was on display at the Antique and Classic Car Show. David has always been handy around cars, ever since he began working in a service station at 15 years of age. Through the years, David has owned a 1936 Ford, ’53 Chevy, ’45 Military Jeep and a ’28 Bugatti.
“I have had a love affair with older cars [ever since working at the service station], David said.
“I try to do all the repairs myself. The minor ones can be fixed… See “Cars” on Page 2.