A new customer contacted A&D Car Care to prepare some of his classics for an up coming car show. Car show season is in full bloom here in the Capital District. We met at the customer’s warehouse to evaluate the needs of each vehicle and to customize our Car Show Prep Detailing service in order to get them ready to be shown. The customer owns an extensive collection of classic cars (including some late 60’s, early 70’s Mopar muscle that I hope to see some day soon!!!) but needed me to focus on a combination of antique and custom Studebakers that are the cornerstone of his collection.
My main motivation for opening a professional detailing business is a true love of all things cars. I appreciate the nuances that different manufacturers bring to similar classes of vehicles and feel privileged that my customers trust me with the care and maintenance of some of the best vehicles ever produced. Working on this particular collection has been a hi-lite of my summer’s detailing work to date. Please scroll through the photos below to see the preserved timepieces that these vehicles represent.
First up was a 1959 Transtar pickup.
The truck has the original motor and is maintained in perfect running condition. The body is the result of a beautiful frame off restoration.
Next is a 1950 Studebaker Ultra Custom pickup.
This particular truck was the featured vehicle in Custom Classic Trucks Magazine back in 2007 (you can read about the build of this awesome truck here). My customer has been the owner since 2010. As you can see, he has kept it in as close to like new condition as possible.
The bed of this truck is made from a single piece of brushed aluminum. This shot almost doesn’t do it justice. It is truly stunning!
The last vehicle I had time for was this 1933 Model 56 Regal.
I hope I captured the true beauty of this eighty year old classic.
Thank you for taking the time to review my work. This was my first opportunity to work on anything Studebaker and to say I was impressed may be the biggest understatement ever! I was honored to be entrusted with the care of these classics. Whether you are getting your classic car ready for a show or for weekend cruises, please contact us here at A&D Car Care to customize our Car Show Prep service so you and your vehicle can be seen in the best possible light.